12,000 seats remain empty at Chepauk!

Apr 05, 2012, 05:57 IST | Agencies

The three empty stands here at the M A Chidambaram stadium led to almost 12,000 empty seats as Chennai Super Kings hosted Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League V yesterday.

The three stands — G, H and I — each of them capacity of 4,000 seats each, has remained unoccupied since the West Indies-India ODI in November last year and later the Champions League T20.

The reason for the empty seats — clearance from the city planning department for want of building approval is still awaited. The new-look galleries were built after demolishing the old stands in the area as part of its modernisation and redevelopment of the four-decade old Chepauk stadium but had been sealed since October.  

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