Chinnaswamy stadium established in 1969 is located at the heart of Bangalore city. Situated in midst of Queen's road, Cubbon Park, it is one of the most popular cricket stadiums in the country. It was named after Mr. Chinnaswamy who was the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) President from 1977-80 and also served KSCA (Karnataka State Cricket Association) for almost four decades. It conducted its first Cricket match (Test) in 1974 between India and West Indies. It is the home ground to the Karnataka Ranji state team and also the IPL franchise – Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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With a seating capacity of 40,000, this stadium has hosted ODI matches whenever India hosted the World cup in 1987, 1996 and 2011. It has witnessed many phenomenal moments in the history of Cricket. Plans for renovation are in the pipeline. KSCA have plans to increase the seating capacity to 70,000. It has undergone some face-lift work as the part of becoming the Home ground for IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore pioneered by head of UB group, Vijay Mallya.