It is being believed since 1958 that watching a sport on the television doesn’t actually give the same experience as the one you get at one of the largest stadiums in the world. We’ve worked on to present a compilation of the top 10 largest stadiums in the world. Cricket is loved not only in the continent of Europe but also in the whole world. The experience of watching the cricket world cup is always amazing with lakhs of other cricket lovers in the largest stadiums all around the world. Anyway, the largest cricket stadiums are prominently concentrated in the countries of India and Australia. Following are the stadiums which are probably the best place to watch a championship sport look below for Top 10 Biggest Cricket Stadiums in the World.
Top 10 Biggest Cricket Stadiums in the World
10. ROOP SINGH STADIUM AND GREEN PARK STADIUM
These two stadiums located in India, have a capacity of holding as many as 45,000 people at a time. The Captain Roop Singh Stadium has hosted around 10 ODI(One Day International) matches till date with the first cricket match in 1988. On the contrary, Green Park Stadium is the only stadium in the state of Uttar Pradesh which is also used for many other purposes other than cricket. These two stadiums are situated in Gwalior and Kanpur respectively and are ranked at No.10 in the list of the world’s top 10 largest stadiums.
9. ACA- VDCA STADIUM
India also holds the 9th position in our list, this stadium’s courtesy is situated in Visakhapatnam. The grounds have a capacity of accumulating around 46,000 viewers and is the home of the Deccan Chargers, the Andhra Cricket team and the Indian Cricket team. This stadium, built in 2003, has till date conducted 5 ODI matches only but has hosted many local league championship which includes the popular Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. It is also one of those special Indian cricket grounds which can host both day and night matches.
8. EDEN PARK
This stadium is located in Auckland, New Zealand. It can carry as many as 50,000 enthusiastic fans. It is the home of the New Zealand National Team and the Auckland Aces. Along with this, it is also New Zealand’s largest stadium and is also famous as the rugby stadium of New Zealand. Similar to the Green Park stadium in India, Eden park is also a cricket stadium which is multi purpose and is used both for rugby and cricket.
7. JAWAHARLAL NEHRU, PUNE, SARDAR PATEL AND RAJIV GANDHI STADIUMS
These 4 stadiums are all located in India, more specifically Kochi, Pune, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. All of these stadiums are placed at the 7th position as each of them have the same capacity of holding 55,000 spectators. Local teams also play in these cricket grounds sometimes. The Sardar Patel stadium located in the locality of Navrangpura, Ahmedabad holds the honor of conducting the fisrt ODI ever. It is also referred as the Sports Club Of Gujarat sometimes. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium was originally built as a Football Stadium.Due to its different architecture, it is also considered as the most noisiest cricket stadiums in the world.
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6. MA CHIDAMBARAM STADIUM
There is no doubt about the craziness of Indians about cricket, almost half of the largest cricket stadiums in the world is located in India. Along with being huge, they also have one of the most electrifying and amazing atmospheres during the international leagues. The MA chidambaram stadium although holds the rank of 6th position is actually tied in the 5th rank along with Gaddafi Stadium of Pakistan. This stadium is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu where the Chennai Super Kings and The Tamil Nadu Cricket Team practice.
5. GADDAFI STADIUM
Added to the list recently along with India, England and Australia, Pakistan is now among those countries that have gained respect in the world of cricket. The Gaddafi Stadium is located more particularly in Lahore, Pakistan. It has the capacity to carry 60,000 viewers and is the home of the Lahore Eagles, the Pakistan cricket team and the Lahore Lions. Along with this, it is also home to the National Cricket Academy of Pakistan and Pakistan Cricket Board’s head office.
4. RAIPUR INTERNATIONAL CRICKET STADIUM
Situated in India and also famous as Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, this stadium is the home of Delhi Daredevils. The stadium is the 2nd largest in India and the biggest in Naya Raipur and has the capacity to carry 65,000 fanatic spectators at a time. It is also among those cricket grounds which is a multi purpose stadium used for several other purposes. The Raipur stadium also has the capacity to host short marathon along with cricket matches.
3. ANZ STADIUM
Located in Australia, this stadium is the biggest cricket stadium in Sydney. It can carry about 83,500 viewers however, it was initially built to host and plan around 110,000 cricket fans. Due to some rules and regulations by International Cricket Council, the ANZ stadium had to restrict its seating capacity to 83,500 viewers. The teams which practice here are the New South Wales Blues and the Australian National Team.
2. EDEN GARDENS
As far as we concern the crowd capacity, the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India is at the second position in the list of largest cricket grounds. The stadium has the capoacity to hold 90,000 viewers at a time and is home to the famous local IPL cricket team owned by a celebrity; Kolkata Knight Riders. Built in 1864, this stadium is believed to be most iconic cricket grounds in the world because of its history and some of the most interesting matches being played.
1. MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND
We cannot think of any other name when talking about the world’s top 10 largest cricket grounds. The Australians are indeed among the biggest cricket fans in the whole world. And it is easily shown by the capacity of the cricket stadium of their home team. The Melbourne Cricket Ground or MCG can hold more than 100,000 spectators and fans. The stadium is home to the Victorian Bushrangers, the Australian National Team and the Victorian Spirit.