New Delhi: Although England’s Lords Cricket Ground has got a place, no other stadium has got it. This can be gauged from the fact that the Lords are called the Mecca of Cricket. The history associated with this ground is quite extensive and the vibe can be felt around the stadium. The Lords can seat 30,000 spectators. However, there are many other stadiums around the world, which are much larger than the Lords in size. Today we are going to tell you about the 5 biggest cricket stadiums in the world.
1- Motera Stadium: –
Sardar Patel Stadium in Gujarat, also commonly known as Motera Stadium, is the largest stadium among all cricket stadiums around the world. The stadium has a capacity to seat 110,000 spectators. “Namaste Trump” was held here on February 24, 2020, when Donald Trump visited India. The stadium was completed in 1983 and renovated in 2006. However, it was again closed for renewal between 2015 and 2020. The stadium has played 12 Test matches, 23 One Day Internationals and one T20 International.
2- Melbourne Cricket Ground: –
Melbourne Cricket Ground is an all-purpose cricket stadium located in Melbourne, Australia. It has a viewer capacity of 100,024. It hosts the Australian Football League and the Australian cricket team also plays international matches here. MCG also hosts other large events such as concerts. MCG is also famous for hosting two Cricket World Cup finals. The first World Cup was played here in 1992, where Pakistan defeated England to win their first title. The second final was held in 2015, where Australia won their fifth Cricket World Cup against New Zealand.
3- Eden Gardens: –
The Eden Gardens in Kolkata is probably one of the great cricket grounds in the world. It is located in West Bengal, India. Similar to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, it is a multi-purpose stadium. The Eden Gardens hosts both cricket and football matches. It has a viewer capacity of 80,000. The stadium mainly consists of three teams playing cricket. It hosts matches played by the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise in the Indian Cricket Team, The Bengal Cricket Team and the Indian Premier League.
4- Raipur International Stadium: –
The next big cricket stadium in our list is Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, which is located in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. It is a new stadium, as it was built in 2008. It is a 21st-century stadium with an audience capacity of 65,000. The stadium is described as one of the finest cricket grounds in the world, although it has not yet hosted an international cricket match. The first cricket match played here was a practice match in 2010. It was between the Chhattisgarh Ranji team and the Canadian national cricket team.
5- Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium: –
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is another 21st century stadium, which was built in 2003. It is based in Hyderabad, India and has an audience of 60,000. This cricket ground held its first cricket match in 2010 from 12–16 November. It was a Test match between New Zealand and India.