MA Chidambaram Stadium is a cricket ground located in Chepauk, Chennai and it is also known as Chepauk stadium. It is considered as one of the oldest stadium as it was established in 1916. The stadium is hosting various cricket matches since its establishment. Chepauk cricket ground got its name after M. A. Chidambaram, former president of BCCI. The first ever test match hosted in Chepauk was the Ranji match played on 10, February 1934. The ground also hosted the first Ranji match in 1936. Indian team celebrated its first ever victory on MA Chidambaram Stadium in 1952, when India played against England in 1952. The second ever tied match between India and Australia was also played at the Chepauk stadium.
The stadium is the home ground of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Team and Chennai Super Kings (IPL). MA Chidambaram Stadium is owned by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and it was formerly known as Madras Cricket Club Ground. It can accommodate 38000 spectators. The stadium was renovated in 2009, and most of the work was done on I, J and K stands. The concrete pillar roof of the stands was replaced with modern roof. It was expected to allow spectators to enjoy match without the blockage of pillars. However, on 31 March, 2015, Supreme Court found that renovated, stands are violating the regulations relating to public safety. The I, J and K stands have been closed since then.
MA Chidambaram Stadium Ticket Booking Procedure
The MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai tickets can be booked online by visiting bookmyshow website, Kyazoonga, eventsnow, ticketgenie or mobile app. The ticketing partners generally decided few weeks before the match. The process of booking is very simple; it is guided on the website itself. There is also an option of home delivery of tickets. For home delivery of tickets, they need to be booked in advance and the address should be in well connected area. The tickets can also be collected from the box office. The Box Office address is given at the time of booking tickets. The online receipt of tickets can’t be used to enter inside the stadium, collecting them from the box office is mandatory. The international visitors also have to collect their tickets from the Box office. The card used for making online payment might be asked at the box office, so please keep it with you. Reaching early is also important to make sure that you don’t have to face last moment rush at the Box office. Before visiting the Box office, check the timing to make the process easy for you.
India England 5th Test Match Ticket Booking Procedure
The tickets for England VS India Test Match may be available by both online mode and offline mode. The online tickets can be booked on the designated websites. Generally, online tickets are available on websites like Bookmyshow, eventshow, Kyazoonga, ticketgenie, etc. The online tickets are then required to be exchanged for the entry passes provided at Box office. In some of the cases, online booked tickets are delivered to the home. The tickets sold by offline mode are available at the stadium ticket counter, selected centers in city or designated branches of some banks.
The ticket booking of India England 5th match is expected to be open two weeks before the match day. The match is scheduled to be played between 16-20 December. Ticket booking has been opened on Bookmyshow. The link for Booking ticket match is: in.bookmyshow.com/sports/5th-test-india-vs-england/ET00049540. Thes season ticket rates are starting from 500Rs.
When visiting the Chepauk cricket stadium for watching match, there are few things to keep in mind. The stadium is very strict in case of few rules. A number of items are not allowed inside the stadium, the list of such items is: cables, eatables, drinkable, bottles, charger, earphones, binoculars, metal objects, camera, coin, plastic bags, power bank, etc. Bring only the required items with you, to make your visit smooth. Apart from a long list of restricted items, some important items which are allowed inside the stadium includes: baby food, baby diapers, medicines, mobile phones, flags, wallets etc.
The Chepauk cricket stadium entry starts 2-3 hours before the start of the match. It is advisable to reach the stadium as soon as the gate opens, so avoid the last moment rush and the traffic jam. The entry pass should be collected; you will find your gate number printed on the entry pass. Use the printed gate number to take entry into the stadium premises.
Chepauk Stadium Layout
The MA Chidambaram stadium is very old, but it has all the basic facilities which are required in a stadium. It has canteen which serves the good quality food. The seats are comfortable. Chepauk cricket stadium has enough number of washrooms. The stadium has car parking space too, but it is advisable to use public transport to avoid traffic jams at the start and end of the match. The police also manage the traffic near the stadium and direct people towards the car park.
Stadium Information and How to Reach
|Name||MA Chidambaram stadium (Chepauk Stadium)|
|Address||5, Victoria Hostel Rd, Chennai|
|Nearest Bus Stop||Chepauk Bus Stop|
|Nearest Railway Station||Chepauk Railway Station|
The nearest Bus stop is Chepauk Bus Stop and the railway station is Chepauk Railway station. Public transport is the best way to reach the stadium due to heavy rush at the beginning and after the matches.
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