M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is one of the most popular cricket stadiums in India. The stadium is located in Bangalore, Karnataka. The stadium is present in the center of the city and is circumscribed by beautiful Cubbon park, MG Raod, Queen’s Road and Cubbon. The stadium was earlier named as Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) stadium, later its name was changed to M. Chinnaswamy as a tribute to former BCCI president M. Chinnaswamy. The stadium is home ground to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Karnataka cricket team. It hosts various One day international (ODI) matches, IPL matches, and other domestic matches, but apart from that it holds space for various musical and cultural events. 3rd and last T20 international match of England tour of India will be played in the Chinnaswamy cricket Stadium Bengaluru on 1 February 2017.
The government of Karnataka is the owner of the stadium and it is leased by Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) for 99 years. This Cricket stadium has the seating capacity of 50,000 and you can sense the environment when it is full with the fans in high voltage matches. The cricket stadium was constructed in 1970. The cricket stadium hosted its first International match in November 1974 which was played between India and West Indies.
Ticket Booking Procedure
The Chinnaswamy Stadium tickets can be booked from the official IPL website. Therein you can select limited stands for booking the seats and ticket for rest of the stands is only present at the stadium ticket counter only. After booking the tickets from the website, the entry passes are needed to be collected from the cricket stadium. If the booking is made 10 days prior to the day of the match, they will be delivered to the given address. In the other case, the entry passes are needed to be collected from the box office. The distance of box office from the stadium is mere 1 km, so you can simply reach the box office and collect your entry passes and walk down to the Chinnaswamy cricket stadium. Don’t forget to bring the print out of the online tickets along with the Card through which online payment was made. The Box office pickup location is UB City – Level 2, Food Court, Bangalore, Karnataka.
Ticket Booking Procedure for India England 3rd T20 and India Australia 2nd Test Match
The 3rd T20 International match and India Australia 2nd test match is scheduled in Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore on 1 February 2017 and 4 to 8 March 2017 respectively. Ticket booking for 3rd, 20-20 match and 2nd test match is available in combined mode on Bookmyshow. User can purchase the ticket for both the matches in one transaction. Same ticket is valid for entry T20 as well as in Test match for all 5 days. Ticket Booking Link: Click Here
After booking tickets from online mode, you have to collect the entry pass from box office as already mentioned above. The entry pass has gate number printed number on it. You have to look for the entry gate which is to be used to head into your stand. There are many items which are restricted, you need to submit those items at the security check. The list restricted items is Headphones, data cable, camera, plastic bags, water bottles, binoculars, power bank, helmets etc. Avoid taking any unnecessary item with you, just take your wallet and mobile phone. The baby food and baby diapers are allowed inside the Chinnaswamy stadium. Using public transport is recommended as finding a parking place if going to be a tough task. Also, there would be too much rush at the match hours which generally results in traffic jams. The cricket stadium gates are opened three yours prior to the start of the match generally. The official website of Chinnaswamy Stadium is Karnataka State Cricket Association and Royal challengers Bangalore is royalchallengers.com.
Chinnaswamy Stadium Seating Arrangement
The cricket stadium seating plan can be checked below. It is always good to do your homework before going to such an event. The surrounding roads are also marked on it along with the various gate numbers and stands.
The above seating map also depicts parking spots and pavilions.
Chinnaswamy Stadium Map
Chinnaswamy Stadium Facilities
The stadium is equipped with all the basic facilities. the washrooms are in good condition and are in plenty of numbers. The restaurant and cafeteria also well maintained. The view of cricket ground is very clear and obstruction free from the stands. If you didn’t book ticket online, you can still buy entry tickets from the Box office which is located in UB city. The counters are present there.
IPL9 Match Schedule at M Chinnaswamy Stadium
IPL9 final match will be played in Chinnaswamy stadium on 29 May 2016 (Sunday). The match will start at 8 PM IST. The final match will be played between RCB and SRH.
|Date and Day||Team||Team||Time|
|Tuesday 12 April 2016||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||Sunrisers Hyderabad||8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT)|
|Sunday 17 April 2016||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||Delhi Daredevils (DD)||8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT)|
|Monday 2nd May 2016||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT)|
|Saturday 7 May 2016||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||Rising Pune Supergiants||4:00pm IST (10:30am GMT)|
|Saturday 14 May 2016||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||Mumbai Indians (MI)||4:00pm IST (10:30am GMT)|
|Wednesday 18 May 2016||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||Kings XI Punjab||8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT)|
|Sunday 29 May Final||RCB||SRH||8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT)|
Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium Review
The stadium can accommodate a very large number of fans, so environment here is very amazing. The loud cheers of 50,000 cricket fans can be a memorable experience for someone visiting the stadium for the very first time. The basic amenities are also very good and you it will be happy with the food provided here. The parking problem is always a big issue and if you don’t want to waste long hours stuck in traffic jams, use public transport to reach to the stadium. There are various options available, you can book a cab, use buses and other modes of transport too.
Also read about Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.