M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is one of the most popular cricket stadiums in India. The stadium is located in Bangalore, Karnataka. The stadium is home ground to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Karnataka cricket team. The government of Karnataka is the owner of the stadium and it is leased by Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) for 99 years.
The stadium has the seating capacity of 40,000 people and has two ends - Pavilion End and BEML End.
The pitch at the venue is said to be bouncy and pacy, which is very unprecedented.
In India, the use of solar panels to generate the electricity needed to run the stadium was first adopted at Chinnaswamy stadium. The first match played here under floodlights was the quarter-final clash between India and Pakistan in 1996, which were first installed at this stadium for the 1996 Wills World Cup.
The construction of M.Chinnaswamy Stadium began in 1970 and it was opened in November 1974 with a first International match played between India and West Indies.
The stadium was earlier named as Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) stadium, as a tribute to former BCCI president M. Chinnaswamy later its name was changed to M. Chinnaswamy stadium.
First ODI played in this Stadium was between India and Sri Lanka on Sep 26, 1982. First T20 international here was played between India and Pakistan on Dec 25, 2012.
The highest team total scored on the ground was 626 runs by team India in the match against Pakistan in 2007.
The highest score (267 runs) ever at the ground in Test cricket was hit by Pakistani batsman Younis Khan against India in 2005.
The best ever single innings Test match figures at the ground are 8/50 collected by Australian cricketer NM Lyon against India on 4 March 2017.
On 2 November 2013, an Indian batsman Rohit Sharma scored 209 runs against Australia which are the highest individual score in ODI.
The most recent test match played in this stadium was between India and Australia on 4 to 8 March 2017 and recent ODI was played between India and Australia on 28 September 2017.