Cricket stadium is a place where people enjoy screaming and cheering up for their favourite teams. These stadiums are generally owned and maintained by the local cricket boards or governments and area also used for hosting domestic as well as international cricket matches. In addition to the playing ground, the stadium also provides facilities to players, such as locker rooms, showers and lounges too. Spectator stands surrounding the field accommodates thousands of fans and supporters. So, here is the list of ten biggest cricket stadiums in the world with respect to their seating capacity:
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India (Seating capacity-132,000)
The biggest cricket stadium in the world if judged by the seating capacity is the Narendra Modi Stadium. It was formerly known as the Sardar Patel Stadium and is located in Ahmedabad, India. The stadium was reconstructed and enlarged in 2020 and now has a seating capacity of 132,000 people. This making it the biggest as well as the largest cricket stadium in the world.
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia (Seating capacity- 100,024)
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is a sports stadium and is located in Melbourne, Australia. It is considered as the largest stadium in the southern hemisphere of the world. It is the 10th largest stadium in the world, with a seating capacity of over 100,024.
The MCG is mainly used for playing cricket and Australian rules football but the stadium has also hosted a range of other sports events, concerts and cultural events over the time.
Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India (Seating capacity- 66,349)
Eden Gardens is located in Kolkata, West Bengal in India. It has a seating capacity of 66,349 for its spectators which makes it the second-largest cricket stadium in India and also the third-largest in the world. This stadium was established in 1864 and has a great history, having hosted several historical matches over the years. It is the home ground to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), a franchise team in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia (Seating capacity- 68,000)
ANZ Stadium, formerly known as the Stadium Australia, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Sydney, Australia. It has a seating capacity of 68,000 spectators and is the largest stadium in Sydney.
Perth Stadium, Perth, Australia (Seating capacity- 60,000)
Perth Stadium is also known as the Optus Stadium. It is a multi-purpose stadium located in Perth of Western Australia. It has a seating capacity of 60,000 people. This makes it the third-largest stadium in Australia.
The stadium was officially inaugurated in January 2018 and is now the home ground of several sports teams, including the teams of Perth Scorchers and the West Coast Eagles.
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad, India (Seating capacity- 55,000)
The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is a cricket stadium which is located in Hyderabad state of India. It has a seating capacity of 55,000 people and is the home ground to Sunrisers Hyderabad, a franchise team in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The stadium was built in originally 2003 and was named after Rajiv Gandhi. It has hosted several important cricket matches, including the 2007 and 2011 Indian Premier League finals. It has also hosted the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final match between India and Pakistan.
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur, India (Seating capacity- 50,000)
The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium is located in Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh in India. It has a seating capacity of 50,000 spectators and is also one of the largest cricket stadiums in India.
The stadium was formed in 2008 and has hosted several domestic and international cricket matches since then.
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia (Seating capacity- 50,000)
Adelaide Oval is a multi-purpose stadium which located in Adelaide, South Australia. It has a seating capacity of 50,000 people and is mainly used for cricket and Australian rules football.
The stadium has a rich history which dates back to 1871 when the first cricket match was played at the oval stadium. It has also undergone several major renovations and upgradations over the years.
The Oval, London, England (Seating capacity- 28,000)
The Oval which is also known as the Kia Oval for its sponsorship reasons, is located in Kennington, London, England. It has a seating capacity of 28,000 people and is also the home ground of the Surrey County Cricket Club.
This ground was first established in 1845 and has a rich background having hosted several cricket matches.
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India (Seating capacity- 38,000)
The M. A. Chidambaram Stadium is also known as the Chepauk Stadium and is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It has a seating capacity of around 38,000 people. It is one of the oldest cricket grounds of India and was established in 1916.
The stadium is also the home ground to the Tamil Nadu cricket team and the IPL team Chennai Super Kings. It has hosted several significant and important cricket matches over the years, including the Cricket World Cup matches of 1916 and 2011.
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