- 1 5 Largest Cricket Stadiums of the World
Cricket is a popular game so the Cricket Stadiums, and it has been followed by millions in the world. Hence it is a must to have a larger capacity stadium to accommodate so many people to watch the game. Cricket has been a religion in India and it should not be surprising to have three out of five largest stadiums in the world are situated in India. The rest two are in Australia, which also should not be a surprise as well. So let us know about these five stadiums along with their capacity to accommodate crazy cricket fans.
5 Largest Cricket Stadiums of the World
Raipur International Cricket Stadium, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
This is actually a relatively new stadium in the cricket world. This stadium has the capacity to accommodate 65, 000 fans at a single time and it was opened in the year 2008. The first ever match was played on this ground was actually an unofficial one-day match between the Chhattisgarh Ranji team against the Canada touring team. The stadium is equipped with the best facilities and it has been a home ground for the IPL team Delhi Daredevils.
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi, Kerala, India
The Cochin Development Authority is the owner of this stadium down south in India. The Jawharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi is one of the biggest cricket stadiums not only in India but also in the World as well with a holding capacity of around 70, 000 cricket fans. The stadium has given India some of the memorable and thumping win and also a remarkable tie match against the Proteas in early 2000s.
ANZ Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Actually, it is not a full-fledged cricket stadium, but it has held only two international T20 games, hence it has found a place in this list. The Stadium has the capacity to accommodate 78, 000 fans and it is a multi-purpose stadium as rugby and football are also the part of this stadium. The Big Bash team Sydney Thunder hosts its home games here.
The Eden Gardens, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
One of the best, one of the oldest and one of the most respected and loved stadiums of the cricketing world is the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. It used to hold over 100, 000 fans once upon a time, but then this 1864 built stadium went through a restructuring plan and now it can accommodate around 80 to 85 thousand fans. The stadium has found memories, especially when the home team India made a grand comeback after being followed on in 2001 and winning a test match against the mighty Aussies thanks to 376 runs partnership between VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid. The Eden Gardens is also a home ground for the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The biggest of them all! After the revamped and reduced capacity of the Eden Gardens the Melbourne Cricket Ground fondly called as MCG is the only cricket stadia which can hold over a 100, 000 cricket fans. The stadium is also a national pride for the Australians as well. With the 3 tiered Great Southern Stand, MCG has given us warm memories for years. The boxing day test matches are the most awaited matches for the MCG crowd over the years.