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Top 10 Cricket Stadium Around the World

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1- Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium or Motera Cricket Stadium

Sardar Patel cricket stadium also known as Motera cricket stadium is located in Ahmedabad, Gujrat India. It was built in 1982, with a capacity of only 49,000 people and was renovated in 2006 to hold 54,000, before being demolished in 2015. Sardar Patel cricket stadium was designed by a known architect Shashi Prabhu. The new stadium was inaugurated in February 2020 by US President Donald Trump and hosted its first international cricket match on 24th February 2021. This is said to be the world’s largest cricket arena a state-of-the-art facility. This stadium can accommodate 110,000 spectators.

2- Melbourne Cricket Stadium

Second in the list is The Melbourne Cricket Stadium, which was established in 1853. This Australian cricket stadium has hosted a number of countries over the years. This stadium is known as Australia’s premier sporting venue. Melbourne cricket ground has a capacity of 90,000 people. It has a 172.9m long, 147.8m wide playing area. Victoria and Australian have been its home teams. The first test match to took place in March 1877. It has an overall capacity to accommodate total of 100,024 people. It is recorded from people that the Melbourne Cricket Stadium is one of the most liked stadiums and no stadium matches the ambience and the architect of this venue.

3- Eden Gardens

Now third on the world-wide list used to be the biggest cricket ground of India, but after the establishment of Narender Modi stadium it went down the list. It is located in the heart of Kolkata, West Bengal in India with a capacity of 68,000 since its renovation before the 2011 world cup. This stadium in India has hosted the greatest number of international cricket matches. Due to its popularity, stadium was referred as “Mecca of Indian Cricket”. The first ever match played at the Eden Gardens was in January 1934 when India took on England in a Test match as well as the final of the T20 World Cup in 2016.

4- Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium

It is the third largest cricket stadium in India and fourth-largest cricket ground in the world. It is established in the year of 2008 and is located in the city of Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. It is named after a freedom fighter Veer Narayan Singh, a landlord from Sonakhan who spearheaded the 1857 war in Chhattisgarh. Approximately it has a seating capacity of 65,000 people. The ground hosted its first ever match in 2010, when the Canada cricket team played a practice match against the Chhattisgarh state team.

5- Perth Cricket Stadium

Also known as Optus Stadium, is located in Perth, Western Australia, in the suburb of Burswood. It has a seating capacity of 60,000 spectators, making it Australia’s third largest stadium. It was completed in late 2017 and officially opened on 21 January 2018. In 2018 it was reported that the final cost of the completed stadium was $1.8 billion. The first event to be held at the stadium was a Twenty20 cricket match between the teams of Perth Scorchers and the England Lions on 11 December 2017, followed by a second match between the same teams two days later.

6- Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium

The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is a cricket stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It was established in 2003 and has a capacity close to 55,000 people. Ground is stretched across 16 acres of land. It serves as the home ground for the Hyderabad Cricket Association and the Indian Premier League team Sunrisers Hyderabad. The first international Test match was played in the stadium on November 2010 between the hosts India and New Zealand.

7- Greenfield International Stadium

Greenfield International Stadium also formerly known as Trivandrum International Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Kerala, used mainly for association of football and cricket. It is located in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India. It stretches on 36 acres of land, leased by the Kerala University. It was built in 2014, but the first cricket match only took place in November 2017, with India batting against New Zealand. It also has the capacity of 55,000 people. It is India’s first ever eco-friendly stadium, surrounded by a lot of green plants and has a rainwater harvesting facility. Stadium was adjudged as the winner of the David Vickers Award for New Venue of the Year, in the Stadium Business Awards held in 2016.

8- Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval is a sports ground located in Adelaide, South Australia which can accommodate approximately 53,500 people. It was opened in 1871 and went under reconstruction in 2014. The venue is predominantly used for cricket and Australian rules football, but has also played host to rugby league, rugby union, soccer, tennis among other sports as well as regularly being used to hold concerts. In 2011, Adelaide Oval held its first Twenty20 International between Australia and England. It is the home ground for the first-class South Australian state cricket team, The West End Southern Redbacks and Twenty20 cricket team, the Adelaide Strikers.

9- M. A. Chidambaram Stadium

The stadium is named after the former President of BCCI and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, MA Chidambaram. It was formerly known as Madras Cricket Club Ground. The ground was established in 1916, making it the oldest venue in Chennai, India which is in continuous use. It has the capacity of 50,000 people. Stadium hosted its first ever international game in 1934, a Test match between India and England. Since 2008, the venue is home to Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. The Chepauk crowd, where the stadium is present, is known to be amongst the most appreciative and unbiased in the country.

10-  JSCA International Stadium Complex

Jharkhand States Cricket Association International Cricket ground is situated in Ranchi, Jharkhand an eastern city of India. It was inaugurated in January 2013 and again has the capacity to accommodate 50,000 spectators. It covers an area of 35 acres. The first ODI at the ground was played between India and England in 2013. The stadium has also hosted six IPL games. It is a well-planned stadium, accommodating matches played in both scorching heat and harsh winters.