10 BIGGEST CRICKET STADIUMS in the World
1.Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne(Australia)
Melbourne Cricket Ground or popularly known as MCG is the biggest cricket stadium in terms of capacity and also falls in category of world’s largest stadiums. It is located in Melbourne and can accommodate more than 100,000 persons at one time to enjoy the game of cricket. Melbourne is the second most populous city of Australian and state capital of Victoria. Home teams are Victorian Bushrangers and Victorian Spirits.
2. Eden Garden, Kolkata(India)
Eden Garden ranked number two in terms of the capacity of audience and can accommodate 90,000 viewers at a single time to watch the beautiful game of cricket. Kolkata where Eden Garden is situated is the state capital of West Bengal state of India. Kolkata was earlier known as Calcutta. It is known by the nicknames “City of Joy” and “Cultural Capital of India”. Home team of Eden Garden is Kolkata Knight Risers.
3. ANZ Stadium, Sydney(Australia)
ANZ stadium is the third largest and capacitive cricket stadium in the world having a capacity of 83,500 viewers who can collectively shout for their team and encourage them to play well for their country. Sydney, where this stadium is situated is the state capital of New South Wales, Australia and the most populous city of Australia. Home team of ANZ Stadium is New South Wales Blues.
4. Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium,Kochi(India)
Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium ranked number four in terms of capacity of cricket stadiums. It is situated in Kochi which is one of the historical and major city of Kerala state India. It was earlier known as Cochin and once ruled by the Portuguese Empire. 75,000 spectators can collectively enjoy the gentlemen’s game here. Home teams are Viva Kerala FC and Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
5. Raipur International Cricket Stadium, Naya Raipur(India)
Raipur International Cricket Stadium is the 5th biggest stadium in terms of its capacity and is situated in the capital city of Chattisgarh state of India. Raipur is a metropolitan city. Stadium here has a capacity of 65,000 viewers which is a huge capacity. There are local clubs who played here on regular basis and also the Indian National Cricket Team.
6. Green Park Stadium, Kanpur(India)
Green Park Stadium is at number six in terms of its sitting capacity. Kanpur is the industrial capital of Uttar Pradesh State of India. This city is also known for the largest tanning industry in Asia and thus known as the “Leather City of India”Green Park has a capacity of 60,000 viewers who enjoy the rush of the game. Local team is Uttar Pradesh Cricket Team.
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai(India)
MA Chidambaram Stadium shares the spot with Green Park, Kanpur and Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore with equal sitting capacity of 60,000 audience capacity each. This is very popular stadium of India and also the city Chennai is very famous and known by the names “Detroit of India” and “Gateway to South India”. Local teams are Tamil Nadu Cricket Team and Chennai Super Kings.
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore(Pakistan)
Gaddafi Stadium shares the spot with Green Park, Kanpur and MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai having capacity of 60,000 viewers. Lahore lies in the heart of Pakistan and is the Cultural, Architectural and Academic capital of Pakistan. Local teams are Lahore Lions and Lahore Eagles.
7. Pune International Cricket Centre, Pune(India)
Pune International Cricket Centre is the 7th largest cricket stadium in the world. Pune is one of the historical and oldest cities of India. It was earlier spelled as Poona. This stadium has a capacity of about 55,000 viewers who enthusiastically cheers for their respective team. Local teams of Pune International Cricket Centre are Maharashtra Cricket Team and Sahara Pune Warriors.
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad(India)
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium shares the 7th spot with Pune International Cricket Centre, Pune and Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahemdabad. It is situated in the capital city of Andhra Pradesh state of India. It is the largest city in the state and known by the name of “The city of pearls”. The stadium here has the same capacity as of other two stadiums that is 55,000. Home team is Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahemdabad(India)
Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahemdabad also shares the same spot with the above two stadiums of Pune and Hyderabad in terms of their capacities. Ahemdabad is famous for its textile industry and thus called as the Manchester of the East. It also has the capacity of 55,000 viewers at a single time. Home team who play here is Gujrat Cricket Team.
8. Eden Park, Auckland(New Zealand)
It is the 8th biggest stadium of cricket in the world. It has a capacity of 50,000 cricket fans at one time who cheers for their country. It is situated in Auckland, the largest and the most populous city of New Zealand. This only city constitutes 32 to 34 percent of country’s population. It is known by other names like “The city of sails” and “Super City” and “Queen City”. Home team is Auckland Aces.
9. ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam(India)
ACA-VDCA Stadium is the 9th biggest stadium and is situated in the coast city Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh state of India. It is the second largest city of Andhra Pradesh and known as “The Jewel of the east coast”. It has a capacity of 46,000 cricket fans. Home teams are Deccan Chargers and Andhra Cricket Team.
10. Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior(India)
Roop Singh Stadium is the 10th largest cricket stadium by capacity and is situated in the Gwalior which is a metro city in Madhya Pradesh state of India. It can hold the bulk capacity of 45,000 persons. GDCA is the home team of this ground.
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur(India)
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium shares the 10th spot with Roop Singh Stadium of Gwalior with the sitting capacity of 45,000 viewers who can shout for their teams at one time. There is another fact about Nagpur that is it famous for its oranges and thus known by the name of California of India.
Quaid-e-Azam Stadium, Mirpur(Pakistan)
This Pakistani cricket stadium also shares the 10th spot with the two stadiums of India that are Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior, Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur. These three have a capacity of 45,000 cricket fans which is massive & huge. Some local teams of Pakistan play in this ground along with the national team of Pakistan.