As the second most popular sport in the world, cricket stadiums have been built everywhere. Let’s take a look at some of the best and most thrilling stadiums that exist. According to maximum capacity limits, this list contains the top ten biggest cricket stadiums in the world.
10. DY Patil Stadium
Built in 2008, DY Patil Stadium is located in India. It holds 55,000 fans and is one of four other stadiums ranked in sixth place on this list of biggest cricket stadiums. Besides the cricket grounds, this stadium also has 9 tennis courts, 4 indoor badminton courts, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool.
9. Trivandrum International Stadium
Trivandrum International Stadium is located in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala in India. The ground has a capacity of 50000 fans and the surface of the ground is of grass. The stadium was inaugurated on 26 January 2015 and the total construction cost of this amazing stadium was Rs 309 crore. In addition to this, the stadium has been designed by the College Design of Mumbai.
8. Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
Next on our list is a stadium located at Gahunje. This is in close vicinity of Pune in Maharashtra, India. The stadium was established in April 2012 and it has a capacity of 55000. The architect of this stadium was Hopkins Architects and it is being operated by Pune Stadium Limited.
7. Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground was built in 1883. It can hold 55,000 fans and ties for the sixth biggest cricket stadium in the world. This stadium is the second oldest functional cricket grounds in India.
6. Docklands Stadium
This stadium is located in Harbour Esplanade in Docklands and the capacity of this stadium is 56347. The stadium was opened in March 2000 and the total construction cost of this stadium was A$460 million. As per the information available, the architect of the stadium was Daryl Jackson
5. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium
On 5th rank, we have Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium which is located in Raipur in Chattisgarh. The stadium was opened in September 2008 and the owner of this stadium is a government of Chhattisgarh. The total capacity of this stadium is close to 60000 but the exact capacity is not known.
4. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
Located in Hyderabad, India, this stadium holds 60,000 fans at capacity and ties for a fifth biggest cricket stadium in the world. It is the home to the Hyderabad Cricket Association and named after the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
3. Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium
Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium is the second largest cricket stadium in India with a capacity of 75,000 fans. Its strong high powered floodlights produce a high-level telecast. Team India calls this stadium home.
2. Eden Gardens
Located in Kolkata, India, Eden Gardens is the second largest cricket stadium in the world and the largest cricket stadium in India. This stadium has been called “crickets answer to the Coliseum.” Eden Gardens has a maximum capacity of 90,000 spectators and was built in 1864.
1. Melbourne Cricket Ground
The oldest and largest cricket stadium in the world is Melbourne Cricket Ground. With a maximum capacity of 100,024 fans, it was the first stadium to ever host a one day international cricket event. Located in Australia, it also holds the record for highest light towers at any sporting event.
No sporting event is complete without thousands of fans cheering on their teams. Cricket, especially, thrives on the pride and joy of its fans. This list of the top ten biggest cricket stadiums in the world is compiled of awesome and iconic stadiums where fans go to enjoy this popular game.