Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium: All Set To Host Games
The stadium is set to host the games for the second time; renovated after three decades | By Yentha; Photos: Akhil Rajarathinam
On Jan 30, 2015


Trivandrum: Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala inaugurated the renovated Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium here on Wednesday by the switching on the new floodlights.

The Stadium, neglected for the past decade, was used for hosting entertainment programmes and exhibitions. This was renovated at a cost of Rs.6.5 crore for the 35th National Games and will be the warm-up venue for athletics competitions in the Games.

The Stadium, renovated after 30 years, now has a new green field, a synthetic athletics track around it and a renovated gallery that can seat 20,000. The renovation was done by the National Games authorities with help from engineers from Malaysia. Also, the newly installed 12 tonne and 30 metres high light masts will provide 750 lux of vertical luminance.

Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium under the supervision of the Kerala Police Sports and Youth Welfare Society will be hosting the National Games for the second time. Kerala Police Housing Society has also contributed to the renovation expenses.

If the stadium, situated at the heart of city, can be maintained well, even after the games, Trivandrum will have more chances of hosting such sports events in the coming years and can also be made available for the sports associations to host tournaments and for practice.

There are unconfirmed reports that the G V Raja International Football Tournament would be hosted at the stadium in May this year.

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