Top 20 Biggest Cricket Stadiums In The World

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Biggest cricket stadiums – Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world. Cricket was first introduced in England and was exclusively meant for the Royals and officers. Cricket is also the national sport of England.

The cricketing industry had widely grown in the 20th century. Every child can now dreams to be a cricketer, just like Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. In the past few years, many new countries started playing cricket and are participating in various cricket tournaments. 

The first men’s cricket world championship was held in England in the year 1775 with 60 overs per side. After the successful results, the ICC (International cricket council) started organizing the World cup every 4 years at different venues.

This is why every participant country has an international cricket stadium of their own.

We will now take you on a tour of the top 20 biggest and most amazing cricket stadiums in the world.

Top 20 biggest cricket stadiums in the world:

1. Motera Cricket Stadium, India

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Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

The Motera cricket stadium is also known as the Sardar Patel stadium. It was constructed in the year 1982. In February 2020 honorable president of the USA, Mr. Donald Trump re-integrated the stadium as it was given a major upgrade.

It tops the list of the biggest cricket stadiums in the world right now because of its tremendous seating capacity.

Location: The Motera cricket stadium is situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Seating Capacity: It has a huge seating capacity of 1,15,000 persons at a time.

2. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia

The Melbourne cricket ground is also known as “The MCG”. This cricket stadium is in the southern hemisphere. It was built in 1853 and then renovated many times.

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The MCG, Melbourne, Australia

MCG hosted both the first test and ODI match played between Australia and England.

Location: The Melbourne cricket ground is situated in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Seating Capacity : MCG has the huge capacity of 100,024 persons at a time.

3. Eden Gardens, India

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Eden garden is the Second largest stadium in India

The Eden garden is the only international stadium in south-east India. It was built in the year of 1864. It is the oldest and #3 on our list of one of the biggest cricket stadiums in the World.

On 22nd November 2019, Eden gardens hosted the first-ever day-night pink ball test match in India. This match was played between India and Bangladesh.

Location : It is situated near Howrah bridge, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Seating Capacity : It has a huge seating capacity for 68,000 people at a time.

4. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, India

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The SVNS International stadium is also known as Naya Raipur international cricket stadium. It was constructed in 2008 by the government of Chhattisgarh.

This stadium hosted its first match in 2010, between Canada and Chhattisgarh state team in a practice test match.

Location: Naya Raipur Stadium is situated near the Swami Vivekanand Airport, Naya Raipur, Chattisgarh, India.

Seating Capacity : It has a capacity of 65,000 spectators at a time.

5. Perth Stadium, Australia

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It is also known as Optus Stadium, the Perth Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium. It was built in late 2017 and officially licensed by ICC on 21st January 2018. Perth Stadium has the newest technologies. The food & beverage arrangements are well stabled in the Perth stadium.

Location: The Perth Stadium is situated in Burswood, Perth, Western Australia.

Seating Capacity: The seating capacity in the Perth Stadium is 60,000 in oval shape field and 65,000 in rectangular shape field.

6. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, India

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The Rajiv Gandhi international stadium is also known as Uppal stadium is the home ground of the Hyderabad cricket association. Previously, HCA home ground was known as the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in the Fateh Maidan sports complex. The Rajiv Gandhi international stadium was built in the year of 2003.

Location : The Rajiv Gandhi international stadium is situated in Uppal, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Seating Capacity : It has a seating capacity of 55,000 person at a time.

7. Adelaide Oval, Australia

Adelaide oval is a multi-sport ground situated in South Australia. The Adelaide oval is the headquarter of the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA).

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The Adelaide Oval is the oldest stadium in Southern Australia. The stadium was built in the year of 1871 by the Adelaide Cricket Association.

Location : Adelaide Oval stadium was situated in War Memorial Drive

Adelaide, South Australia.

Seating Capacity : It has the seating capacity of 55,317 person at a time.

8. JSCA International Cricket Stadium, India

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Jharkhand State Cricket Association International Cricket Stadium. It was built in 2011 by the JSCA (Jharkhand State Cricket Association) and officially inaugurated in January 2013.

The JSCA international cricket stadium is very popular among Indian stadiums because it is the home ground of the legendary player “Mahendra Singh Dhoni”.

Location: It is situated near the Ranchi international airport, Jharkhand, India.

Seating capacity: The JSCA international cricket stadium has a capacity of 50,000 spectators at a time.

9. Docklands Stadium, Australia

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The Docklands Stadium is also known as Marvel Stadium. It is a multi-purpose sports stadium. This stadium is also used for entertainment purposes as many of the marvel avengers shows are held here.

The docklands stadium was built in the year of October 1997 and officially started in 2000. 

Location: It is situated in Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Seating Capacity: It has a seating capacity of 47,000 people in a cricket match and 56,000 at different sports and shows.

10. Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Australia

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The Sydney cricket stadium is the oldest cricket stadium in northern Australia. This stadium was built in the year 1848, by the government of new south wales via the Sydney cricket ground trust.

The SCG stadium is a multi-purpose sports ground used by many Australian sports associations. 

Location: The Sydney cricket ground is situated in Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Seating Capacity : It has a seating capacity of 48,601 person at a time.

11. Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, India

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The Vidarbha Cricket stadium is also known as the New VCA stadium. It is a cricket ground in Nagpur, Maharashtra. It is the largest stadium in India in terms of a field area. New VCA was built in the year 2008, with new technologies in the draining system.

The stadium is also popular because it is the home ground of the great international player “Rohit Gurunath Sharma”. 

Location : New VCA is situated in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

Seating Capacity : It has a capacity of 45,000 spectators at a time.

12. Saifai International Cricket Stadium, India

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The Saifai cricket stadium is one of the biggest cricket stadiums in India. It was built in June 2018, with all the new technologies and techniques. The venue is ready, but there is not any international match held yet.

Location: It is situated in Major Dhyan Chand Sports Complex, Saifai, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Seating Capacity : The stadium has a capacity of 43,000 person at a time.

13. Eden Park, New Zealand

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Eden Park is the biggest sports ground in New Zealand. It is situated in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. Eden Park is a multi-purpose sports ground. Eden Park was constructed in the year 1900, by the Eden park trust board. 

Location : Eden park was situated in Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Seating Capacity : It has a seating capacity of 42,000 persons at a time.

14. Arun Jaitley Stadium, India

Arun Jaitley stadium was formerly known as the Firoz-Shah Kotla stadium. It was built in the year of 1883 by Delhi District Cricket Association. It is the second oldest cricket stadium in India after the Eden Gardens.

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The stadium’s popularity is very high because many great cricket players are from Delhi. Like Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Parthiv Patel, Rishab Pant, and the Indian captain – Virat Kohli, etc.

Location: Arun Jaitley stadium is situated in Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi, India.

Seating Capacity : It has the seating capacity of 41,820 person at a time.

15. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, India

The M. Chinnaswamy is an international cricket stadium located in southern India. It is the home ground for the Karnataka state cricket team and IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. It was built in the year 1969 by the Government of Karnataka. 

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Location : It is situated in MG road, Banglore, India.

Seating Capacity : It has a seating capacity of 40,000 person at a time.

16. Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, India

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The MCAS has many IPL teams as their home ground. Rising Pune supergiants, Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors India. It was constructed in April 2012 with all the new technologies including snicko-meter and well drainage systems.

It was constructed and maintained by the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA).

Location : The MCAS is situated in Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Seating Capacity : It has a seating capacity of 37,000 person at a time.

17. The Gabba Stadium, Australia

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It is also known as the Brisbane Cricket Ground and is a multi-purpose sports ground. It was built in the year 1895, by the Queensland Government. The stadium is closed temporarily from 1993 and 2005 for refurbishment.

Location: The gabba stadium is situated in Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia.

Seating Capacity : It has a stadium capacity of 36,000 spectators at a time.

18. R. Premadasa Stadium, Sri Lanka

The R. Premadasa Stadium is also known as Khettarama stadium. It is the biggest cricket stadium venue in Sri Lanka. This ground has hosted more than 100 ODI matches, and also some world cup matches.

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It was built in the year of 1986 by the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLCB). 

Location : R. Premadasa is situated in Maligawatta, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Seating Capacity : It has a seating capacity of 35,000 person at a time.

19. Sky Stadium, New Zealand

Sky Stadium is also known as Wellington Regional Stadium. It was formerly known as Westpac Stadium. This stadium was built in the year 2000 by Fletcher Construction Ltd. with a budget of 130 million NZ dollars. It is a multi-purpose sports ground. 

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Location : Sky Stadium is situated in Wellington, New Zealand.

Seating Capacity : It has a capacity of 34,500 spectators at a time.

20. Palleke international cricket stadium, Sri Lanka

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Palleke International Cricket Stadium is also known as the Muttiah Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium. It is the biggest cricket stadium in Sri Lanka. The stadium was built in the year of 2009 and officially opened as an international stadium in 2010. 

Location : It is situated in Palleke, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Seating Capacity : It has a seating capacity of 34,300 person at a time.

So as you have gone through the list, you have found that many of the biggest cricket stadiums are in India or Australia. It is because the craze for this game is very high in these two countries. India and Australia are also one of the biggest rivalries in this game. 

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