Nehru Stadium is a football stadium and also a multi-purpose stadium in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds a capacity 30,000 spectators.Located in the heart of Coimbatore, near V O Chidambaram Park, Nehru Stadium is a popular venue for football tournaments, cricket matches and athletic meets. The stadium is equipped with floodlights for conducting day and night matches.It has also a 400 m athletic track with football/hockey field.Famous matches that took place here are Santosh Trophy in 1970s and 1990s.
The big advantage is that it helps in high-quality performances. The surface is also injury-safe as it takes less strain. In India, very few stadiums can boast of such a surface, the stadium here is suitable for hosting top-level meets the Coimbatore stadium is a closed one. With sports loving people and corporate houses backing it, the city is no doubt the best place to host big meets... The government has invested close to Rs. 2.5-crore on this,
The stadium was initially constructed for football(soccer).The expert's views on the infrastructural needs may sound good, but M. Abdul Jabbar, Stadium Engineer, had proposed similar things in the 1970s. A two-tier accommodation was initially planned, with the first providing space for 30,000 spectators and the second, with escalator facilities, to accommodate an additional 15,000 people.
Provisions were also made for dressing rooms, conference hall, cloakrooms, bath facilities for players and athletes, a mini hospital and many more. A tunnel was even planned from the main entrance to take the athletes to the stadium without disturbing the track events. Also, for the construction of indoor games hall, swimming pool, ticket booths, electronic scoreboard, canteen room, public telephone booth and press and telex-printer service rooms. But nothing came up because only commercial establishments made the best use of the stadium's outer ring.