Cricket is undoubtedly one of the most popular games in the world, and hence, cricket stadiums have to be big enough to accommodate the increasing number of obsessive fans and spectators who leave no opportunity to flock to these stadiums and catch the live-action. Take a look at the five largest cricket stadiums in the world.
1. Sardar Patel Stadium or Motera Cricket Stadium
The first massive cricket stadium on our list is the Sardar Patel stadium located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It is considered the biggest cricket stadium in the world because it’s spectator capacity is 110,000. This behemoth was built in 1982 and later repaired in 2020 with Shashi Prabhu being the architect behind the construction. The stadium cost Rs. 800 crores to rebuild. The stadium was also used to host former US President Donald Trump in
February last year.
2. Melbourne Cricket Ground
Taking the second spot on our list is the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia. It was built in 1853 with a spectator capacity of 100,024. This Australian cricket ground was where the first Test match ever played was hosted. It happened between March 15-19 in 1877.
3. Eden Gardens
Often referred to as ‘the Mecca of Indian cricket’, this stadium was built in Kolkata in 1864 with a spectator capacity of 66,349. The first cricket match to be held here was a Test match that took place between January 5-8, 1934.
4. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium
Taking the fourth spot on the list is this cricket stadium in Chhattisgarh that was established in 2008, and hosted its first cricket match between Canadian national cricket team and the Chhattisgarh cricket team in 2010.
5. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
The Rajiv Gandhi international cricket stadium is another 21st-century stadium, built in 2003. It is located in Hyderabad and has a spectator capacity of 60,000. This cricket ground hosted its first cricket match in 2010 between November 12-16. It was a Test match between New Zealand and India.