- Address: Chennai
- Country: India
- Capacity: 50,000
- Opened: 1916
- Main use: Cricket
- Tenants: Chennai Super Kings (cricket), Tamil Nadu cricket team (cricket)
Extra stadium info – MA Chidambaram Stadium
The stadium is also known as the Chepauk Stadium. It hosted several Cricket World Cup matches. On 9 October 1987, the venue hosted its first Cricket World Cup game. The national cricket team of Australia won the game after beating India. The second Cricket World Cup game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium was also won by Australia. The national cricket team of Australia won from Zimbabwe by 96 runs. Australia won the Cricket World Cup in 1987 for the first time in their history after beating England in the final. It was the first Cricket World Cup final in India. The final was played in Kolkata in front of a capacity crowd. The MA Chidambaram Stadium hosted the first-ever knockout phase match of the Cricket World Cup in Tamil Nadu. 48,000 people showed up for the game.
The Chennai Super Kings and the Tamil Nadu cricket team
The Chennai Super Kings and the Tamil Nadu cricket team use the MA Chidambaram Stadium for home games. The Tamil Nadu cricket team played their first match at the venue in 1916 and the Chennai Super Kings played their first match at the venue in 2008. The Super Kings cricket club is among the major Indian cricket teams. They won the Indian Premier League in 2010 for the first time in their history. The next year, the Chennai Super Kings won the tournament again. The Indian Premier League is known as the most popular cricket league in India. The Rajasthan Royals won the first edition of the competition in 2008. One year later, the Deccan Chargers won the second edtion of the IPL. The Deccan Chargers folded in 2012.