As the craze of cricket is spreading all over the world from the past two decades. Due to this number of cricket stadiums also increases. There are above 200 international stadiums are built-ed up-to-now. Some are known for there immense structure and others are known for there popularity from the time since they were built-ed. Now lets come to know about the some of the biggest cricket stadiums of the world with reference to there sitting capacity.
10. Docklands Stadium
Established in 2000
Playing Area 170m long and 140m wide
Location Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria
Out of 19 international stadiums, Docklands Stadium is one of the ground with a retractable roof so due to this many games other than cricket is played under this stadium. Many events are also organised from time to time. First international match on this was played between Australia and South-Africa in 2000.
9. Ekana International Cricket Stadium
Established in 2017
Ekana International stadium is the newly formed international stadium on the name of Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The stadium is located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
On 6 November 2018, this stadium hosted its first international match between India and the West Indies. In this opening match of the stadium, Rohit Sharma hits a century and becoming the first batsman to score 4 hundred in T20i. India won that match by 71 runs.
8. Adelaide Oval
Established in 1871
This is one of the oldest cricket ground was built-ed in 1871. The first international match was
set to organized in 1873. The match was played between Australia and England in December. The name of the ground is named after its oval shape. Due to this oval shape, it is difficult to hit sixes to the straight.
NOTE: The biggest attendance there was 62,543 to watch the 1965 SANFL final between Port Adelaide and Sturt.
7. DY Patil Sports Stadium
Established in 2008
DY Patil Sports Stadium was officially inaugurated on 2008 and was declared as a home ground for Mumbai Indians. The first international match was supposed to play between India and Australia as a 7th ODI of the series but canceled due to heavy rainfall. The capacity of 55,000 peoples makes this stadium 9th largest cricket stadium in India. Many other sports are also organized in this stadium due to its modern design.
At the time of its construction 200 tonnes of soil was imported from South Africa in order to make pitch bouncy.
6. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Established in 1982
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium was named after the India first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The stadium was built in 1982 and was renovated in 2010. The first-ever day-night match in India was played in this stadium between India and South Africa in 1984. Later this stadium was discontinued by the ICC due to new playing regulations of cricket.
5. Greenfield International Stadium
Established in 2015
The sports hub Trivandrum commonly known as Greenfield International Stadium. It is a multi-purpose stadium mainly used for both cricket and football. The first international match hosted by the stadium was between India and New Zealand. Up to now, only two international matches were hosted by this stadium. No international match was played after this.
4. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
Established in 2004
The stadium was owned and operated by the Hyderabad cricket association. The first international match hosted by the stadium was between India and South Africa in 2005.
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is the home ground of the Indian premier league franchise cricket team Sunrises Hyderabad.
3. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium
Established in 2008
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium is the fourth largest international stadium in the world. the stadium was inaugurated in 2008. the owner of the stadium is a government of Chhattisgarh and operated by Chhattishgarh state cricket Sangh.
the stadium is also called Naya Raipur International stadium which is named after Veer Narayan Singh.
2. Eden Gardens
Eden Gardens is one of the historic cricket ground of the cricket world. The stadium was established in 1864 and the first international match was played in 1934 between India and England. A memorial moment is also linked with this stadium when Indian cricketer scores his highest ever score of 264 runs in ODI.
1. Melbourne Cricket Ground
Established in 1853
Melbourne Cricket Ground is the world biggest stadium and known for its viewer capacity. The stadium was established in 1853. The first international match was played between Australia and England in 1877.
The maximum viewer capacity of the ground is 1,00,024 although the maximum attendance record is of 93,013 in the world cup final that was played between Australia and New Zealand in 2015.
During world war 2 the ground was used for military purposes.