26/08/2008

World's largest cricket stadium to come up in Chennai.

Eden Gardens, MCG beware, the TNCA is planning to build a stadium with more seating capacity.
This stadium is being built in time for the 2011 World Cup.
However, Chennaites have a reason to be concerned.
The proposed stadium is to come up about 25 kilometers off Chennai. This means there will be a two-fold increase in the traveling time plus more inconvenience when you take the the stringent security measures into consideration.

To me personally, the new venue will be a inconvenience and I would rather prefer staging the matches at the historic MAC in Chepauk.
Will the Chennai readers (if any embarassed ) indicate their preference?

13 Comments:

Blogger Sometimes I don't, sometimes I do said...

Lost your phone numbers and my memory is also gone... send them to me?

26/08/2008, 14:00  
Blogger Ravindran said...

They have not taken into account the interest sustained left the game by then. When the road is being laid fro a split in the set up will it ever take place at all.

26/08/2008, 14:37  
Blogger Ottayan said...

R,

I think it is the money in the coffers which is pushing them to do this.

26/08/2008, 15:08  
Blogger RS said...

Where is it supposed to be - OMR/ECR? before Mahabalipuram or after.

26/08/2008, 15:23  
Blogger Ottayan said...

On the way to Kanchipuram.

26/08/2008, 19:29  
Anonymous rs said...

Chepauk is more centrally located, but traffic and parking were terrible - not that the traffic to the new stadium will be easier... Will it be used for non-cricket sports? Then I am all for a new stadium. Chepauk needed revamping.

26/08/2008, 20:27  
Blogger Naked Cricket said...

a city will be born around it.

27/08/2008, 00:48  
OpenID philip9876 said...

world's largest? the seating seems to be only 50-60k according to reports.

27/08/2008, 11:28  
Anonymous a fan said...

is this one more reason as why it might be better to live near chengalput than in chennai? :)

27/08/2008, 18:32  
Blogger Ottayan said...

RS,

I doubt it. This is owned by the TNCA and will be used for cricket.

28/08/2008, 05:34  
Blogger Ottayan said...

NC,

Possible. The beauty is people from Banglore too can drive down for a match. :)

28/08/2008, 05:35  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Philip,

The reports were indicating so. Plus the stadium is to have a retractable roof too.

28/08/2008, 05:36  
Blogger Ottayan said...

a fan,

Chennai is the place to live. :)

28/08/2008, 05:37  

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