- Address: Cubbon Road, Bengaluru
- Country: India
- Capacity: 35,000
- Opened: 1969
- Main use: Cricket
- Tenants: Karnataka cricket team (cricket), Royal Challengers (cricket)
Extra stadium info – M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
The M. Chinnaswany Stadium opened as the Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium. Attendances for cricket matches at the venue reached over 50,000. The stadium is named after Mangalam Chinnaswamy Mudaliar, who was born in 1900. He was an Indian cricket administrator and a lawyer. Mangalam Chinnaswamy Mudaliar was the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. He was one of the founders of the Karnataka State Cricket Association and he was the driving force behind the construction of the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Mangalam Chinnaswamy Mudaliar died in 1991 after a long illness.
The Cricket World Cup
The stadium hosted its first Cricket World Cup match in 1987, in which the national cricket team of India defeated New Zealand. India also won the second Cricket World Cup match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. It was a game against their rivals Pakistan. The match took place on 9 March 1996. The national cricket teams of Australia, Canada, England, India, Ireland and Kenya played Cricket World Cup matches at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in 2011. Australia, India and Ireland won at the venue during the tournament.
The Karnataka cricket team and the Royal Challengers
The Karnataka cricket team and the Royal Challengers both use the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium for home games. The Royal Challengers perform in the Indian Premier League, the most popular cricket league in India. They played numerous IPL games at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in front of tens of thousands of spectators. In 2008, the Royal Challengers finished seventh place in the inaugural Indian Premier League. The Royal Challengers won four of their 14 IPL games that year.
Virat Kohli, who was born in Delhi in 1988, signed with the Royal Challengers in 2008. He played numerous matches for the Royal Challengers. Kohli became the captain of the national cricket team of India. He is often considered one of the best batsmen of his era. Virat Kohli became the first cricket player with 100 million followers on his main social media page.