Biggest Cricket Stadium in World: Considering cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world, its stadiums need to be big enough to hold a lot of people. With time, cricket stadiums have gotten bigger to accommodate the growing number of spectators and fans who want to catch the game live.
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The largest cricket stadium in the world is the Motera Cricket Stadium in Gujarat. The new Motera Stadium will be able to hold 1.10 lacs people. Before Motera, Melbourne Cricket Ground was the biggest stadium in the world. Read this article to find out which 10 cricket stadiums are the biggest in the world.
Cricket is the most popular sport in both India and the rest of the world. At the moment, every match is shown on TV, but it’s more fun to go to a different cricket stadium and watch a game there. In this article, we list the 10 biggest cricket stadiums in the world based on how many people they can hold.
List of Top 10 World Biggest Cricket Stadium by Capacity
Here are the 10 biggest and largest cricket stadiums in the world.
|Rank||Stadium Name||Capacity||Location||Home Teams|
|1||Narendra Modi Stadium||1,32,000||Ahmedabad – India||India team, Gujarat team|
|2||Melbourne Cricket Ground||1,00,024||Melbourne – Australia||Australia team, Melbourne Stars Team|
|3||Eden Gardens||68,000||Kolkata – India||India team, Kolkata team, Bengal team|
|4||Naya Raipur International Cricket Stadium||65,400||Raipur – India||Chhattisgarh team, Delhi team|
|5||Perth Stadium||61,266||Perth – Australia||Australia team, Perth Scorchers team|
|6||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium||55,000||Hyderabad – India||India team, Hyderabad team|
|7||Greenfield International Stadium||55,000||Thiruvananthapuram – India||Kerala team|
|8||Adelaide Oval||53,583||Adelaide – Australia||Australia team, Adelaide Strikers team|
|9||Ekana Cricket Stadium||50,000||Lucknow – India||India team, Uttar Pradesh team, Lucknow team|
|10||MA. Chidambaram Stadium||50,000||Chennai – India||India team, Tamil Nadu team, Chennai team|
10 largest cricket stadiums in the world:
1. Sardar Patel Stadium or Motera Cricket Stadium, Gujarat:
Located: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Built: 1982, repaired in 2020
Spectators Capacity: 1.10 lacs
Architect: Shashi Prabhu
Construction cost: 700 crores INR
The Motera Cricket Stadium in Gujarat was built in 1982 and has room for 49,000 people. But this is now being fixed up. It will be finished in 2020, and US President Donald Trump will open it on February 24, 2020.
2. Melbourne Cricket Ground:
Located: Melbourne, Australia
Spectator Capacity: 1, 00,024
With a capacity of 1,00,024 people, the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, is the world’s largest cricket stadium. From March 15th to March 19th, 1877, the first cricket test match was played at this stadium.
3. Eden Gardens:
Located: Kolkata, India
Spectator Capacity: 66,349
Eden Gardens is India’s most popular and biggest cricket stadium. It is also called the “Mecca of Indian cricket”. From January 5th to 8th, 1934, India and England played the first cricket match at this stadium. It was a Test match.
4. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium:
Located: Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Spectator Capacity: 65,000
Sunil Gavaskar, who used to be the captain of India’s cricket team, has said that this stadium is one of the best in the world. The first cricket game played at this stadium was a practice game between the Canadian National Cricket Team and the Chhattisgarh Ranji team in 2010. This stadium hasn’t hosted an international cricket match yet.
5. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium:
Located: Hyderabad, India
Spectator Capacity: 60,000
From November 12th to November 16th, 2010, India and New Zealand played the first Test match in this stadium. This stadium is where the IPL team Sunrise Hyderabad plays its home games.
6. Greenfield International Stadium:
Located: Trivandrum, India
Spectator Capacity: 55,000
In addition to cricket games, this stadium in Trivandrum, Kerala, also hosts football games. On November 7, 2017, India and New Zealand played the first T20 cricket match in this stadium.
7. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium:
Located: Kochi, India
Spectator Capacity: 55,000
This stadium is in Kochi, Kerala, and is used for both cricket and football games. India and Australia played the first cricket game in this stadium on April 1, 1998. It was an ODI match.
8. DY Patil Sports Stadium:
Located: Navi Mumbai, India
Spectator Capacity: 55,000
This stadium is in Navi Mumbai, and it is used for both cricket games and football games. This stadium hasn’t hosted an international cricket match yet. In 2008 and 2010, the last games of the IPL were held at this stadium.
9. Adelaide Oval:
Located: Adelaide, Australia
Spectator Capacity: 53,583
This stadium is called “Oval” because of its oval shape. Australia and England played the first Test match at this stadium from December 12th to December 16th, 1884.
10. Ekana International Cricket Stadium:
Located: Lucknow, India
Spectator Capacity: 50,000
So far, this stadium has not been used for a single international cricket match. The league match for the Dilip Trophy 2017-18 was the first cricket game to be played at this stadium.