The newly-built Narendra Modi Stadium is India’s biggest cricket stadium at the moment, with its whopping seating capacity of 1,32,000. Not only that, but the state-of-the-art facilities in the stadium make it one of the best stadiums in the world right now. It was known as the Sardar Patel Stadium.
The cricket-crazy nation of India is home to multiple huge cricket stadiums that make it one of the best hosts for any ICC tournaments. Below is the list of the ten large cricket stadiums in India.
India’s Biggest Cricket Stadium: Top 10 List
|1||Narendra Modi Stadium||1,32,000||Ahmedabad||Gujarat, Gujarat Titans|
|2||Eden Gardens||68,000||Kolkata||Bengal, Kolkata Knight Riders|
|3||Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium||65,400||Raipur||Chattisgarh, New Delhi|
|4||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium||55,000||Hyderabad||Hyderabad, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Deccan Chargers|
|4||Greenfield International Stadium||55,000||Thiruvananthapuram||Kerala|
|5||Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium||50,000||Lucknow||Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow Super Giants|
|5||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium||50,000||Chennai||Tamil Nadu cricket team, Chennai Super Kings, Chepauk Super Gillies|
|5||JSCA International Cricket Stadium||50,000||Ranchi||Jharkhand, Kolkata Knight Riders|
|6||Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium||45,000||Nagpur||Vidarbha|
|7||Saifai International Cricket Stadium||43,000||Saifai||Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association|
|8||Arun Jaitley Stadium||41,820||New Delhi||Delhi, Delhi Capitals|
|9||Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium||40,000||Guwahati||Assam|
|10||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||40,000||Bengaluru||Karnataka, Royal Challengers Bangalore|
Narendra Modi Stadium
The largest cricket stadium in the world – the revamped Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera – is a treat to watch. Spread across 63 acres, the amphitheatre boasts as many as four gates, with one connected to the metro line. The field size is a whopping 180×150 yards, with the stadium having four dressing rooms with every possible facility and gym. Apart from this, there are six indoor pitches and three outdoor practice areas.
Belonging to the Gujarat Cricket Association, the Motera stadium also has an indoor cricket academy, comprising a dormitory for 40 athletes. India’s largest cricket stadium has already hosted international cricket matches, with England’s tour of India, where they played a Test match, a huge success. The Motera Stadium has 76 corporate boxes.
The second-largest cricket stadium in the world is the Melbourne Cricket Ground, with a capacity of 100,024.
One of the largest cricket stadiums in the whole world, the Eden Gardens was the biggest cricket ground in India for a long time before the Narendra Modi Stadium came around. Established 158 years ago in 1864, the Eden Gardens is the third-largest stadium in the world and has witnessed numerous major historic cricket events throughout the decades. Popularly known as the “Mecca of Indian cricket” as it was the first official ground built for cricket in India, Eden Gardens is the most popular among the cricket stadiums in India. It had become the second stadium to host a World Cup final in 1987. Eden Gardens also became the first pink-ball Test match in India in 2019.
Raipur Cricket Stadium
Named Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, this venue is popularly called the Raipur Cricket Stadium and is situated in Chattisgarh. Having a seating capacity of 65 400, this is the fourth largest cricket stadium in the world and was one of the cricket grounds that remains the second home venue to Delhi Daredevils during IPL 2013. The first international match held at the Raipur Cricket Stadium was between the Canada cricket team and Chattisgarh cricket team in 2010. Apart from this, Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium has also hosted three Indian Premier League matches among other tournaments.
Barsapara Cricket Stadium
Also known as the Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium, this venue is Guwahati ninth largest stadium in India and sits above Bengaluru’s M A Chidambaram Stadium in seating capacity. Situated in Assam, this is the largest cricket stadium in NorthEast India and it managed to hist its first ever cricket match in 2012 when a East Zone Senior Women’s Interstate One-day Championship match between Assam and Odisha was played. Since then, the Barsapara Cricket Stadium has went on to host a T20I match between India and Australia and an ODI match between India and West Indies.
The cricket-crazy nation of India boasts of having as many as 52 international cricket stadiums, which is the most any cricketing nation in the world. The only country coming close to India in this aspect is England, the birthground of cricket, who have just 23 venues. India’s love affair with cricket began very early with the first international match in the nation getting hosted in December 1933, when India played England. The first ODI match in India was held in Ahmedabad in 1981, while the first T20I match was held in 2007.
Which is the smallest cricket stadium in India?
The Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi is the smallest cricket stadium in India and the world. The square boundary of the venue is 56 meters, while the straight boundary is 60 meters.
Which is the second-largest stadium in India?
Kolkata’s Eden Gardens is the second-largest cricket stadium in India, with a seating capacity of 68 c00. Before the Narendra Modi Stadium revamp, it was the largest stadium in India.
Which is the best cricket stadium in the world now?
India’s largest cricket stadium – Narendra Modi Stadium – is considered to be the best cricket stadium in the world now. It has four dressing rooms with every possible facility and a gym. Barring that, there are six indoor pitches for practice and three outdoor practice areas, as well as an indoor cricket academy.
How many cricket stadiums are there in India?
There are 52 international cricket stadiums in India, which is the most in any cricketing nation. After India, England has the most cricket stadiums, with 23 venues.