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10 Largest cricket stadiums in India by capacity

By Akanksha - May 4, 2024 - Last updated on May 04, 2024 02:11 PM
10 Largest cricket stadiums in India by capacity

In India and outside, cricket is one of the most popular sports. Fans of cricket love to observe and discuss the intricacies of the game, its players, and all of its facets. In India, there are 52 cricket stadiums in operational condition. There are 48 cricket stadiums in India; 24 of them are utilised for domestic cricket matches, and the remaining 28 are used for international matches.

10 Largest cricket stadiums in India by capacity

Numerous cricket grounds, ranging from Eden Gardens to Motera Stadium, have undergone renovations and expansions to serve an increasing number of sports aficionados throughout time. The extent has been such that some of the biggest cricket venues in terms of capacity are currently located in India. The list of the largest stadiums in India is as follows:

Rankings Stadium Location Capacity Home Teams
10 Chepauk Stadium Chepauk, Chennai 40,000 Chennai Super Kings, Tamil Nadu Cricket Team, Indian Cricket Team
9 Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium Nagpur, Maharashtra 45,000 Vidarbha Cricket Team
8 Barabati Stadium Cuttack, Odisha 45,000 Indian Cricket Team
7 JSCA International Cricket Stadium Ranchi, Jharkhand 50,000 Indian Cricket Team, Jharkhand Cricket Team
6 Ekana Cricket Stadium Lucknow 50,000 Uttar Pradesh Cricket Team, India Cricket Team, Lucknow Super Giants
5 Greenfield International Stadium Thiruvananthapuram 55,000 Kerala Cricket Team
4 Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Hyderabad 55,000 Indian Cricket Team, Hyderabad Cricket team, Sunrisers Hyderabad
3 Naya Raipur International Cricket Stadium Chattisgarh 65,000 Chhattisgarh Cricket Team, Delhi Capitals
2 Eden Gardens Kolkata 80,000 Bangal Cricket Team, Kolkata Knight Riders
1 Narendra Modi Stadium Surat, Gujarat 1,32,000 Gujarat Titans, Gujarat Cricket Team

10. Chepauk Stadium

M A Chidambaram

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After Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Chepauk Stadium, also called M A Chidambaram Stadium, is the nation's second-oldest cricket stadium. It was built in 1916 and can accommodate 40,000 people in seats. The Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket club, the Chennai Super Kings, continues to play their home games at this stadium. For the current IPL 2023 season, Chepauk Stadium has recently undergone renovations to make it a more fan-friendly space. Chennai's Chepauk Stadium now has new stands and a state-of-the-art pavilion. The stadium's updated infrastructure forbids the usage of plastics within. It is advised to use cloth bags and banners. Both within and outside the stadium, green and blue trash cans are available for the disposal of wet and dry garbage.

9. Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium

Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium

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In terms of field area, the Vidarbha Cricket Association venue in Nagpur is the biggest cricket venue in India. This achievement is made possible by the ground's 80-yard straight and 85-yard square bounds. The stadium, which holds 45,000 spectators, opened in 2013.

8. Barabati Stadium

Barabati Stadium

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The Odisha Cricket Association owns and runs Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, which serves as the team's home field. When it opened in 1958, it could hold up to 45,000 people. Moreover, it is among the oldest cricket grounds in India. Before hosting its first international match in 1982, it had hosted several touring teams, including the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the West Indies, and the Australians.

7. JSCA International Cricket Stadium

JSCA International Cricket Stadium

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The Jharkhand States Cricket Association International Cricket Stadium, which can accommodate 40,000 spectators and 76 corporate boxes, is located in Ranchi. It can accommodate about 50,000 guests at once. In addition, fans may take in views of the stadium from the neighbouring East and West hills. The only stadium in the nation with hills on two sides is JSCA.

6. Ekana Cricket Stadium

Ekana Cricket Stadium

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The 2017 construction of Ekana Cricket Stadium led to its renaming as Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in memory of the late Indian Prime Minister Atal Vihari Bajpayee. With 50,000 seats, it is now India's third-largest venue for international cricket.

5. Greenfield International Stadium

Greenfield International Stadium

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Greenfield International Stadium, formerly known as Trivandrum International Stadium, is a multi-use venue that holds football and cricket competitions. The stadium is located in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram. It is the first Design, Build, Operate, and Transfer (DBOT) outdoor stadium in India, having been constructed on 36 acres of land. About 55,000 people can fit there at once.

4. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

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The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, which occupies 16 acres, can hold up to 55,000 spectators at a time. In 2003, the renowned architect Sashi Prabh built the stadium. It consists of the North End, also called VVS Laxman End and Pavilion End. Nonetheless, because this wicket is flat, it is known for being a high-scoring, batsman-friendly surface. As a result, in India, it is not taken into account for many high-profile matches.

3. Naya Raipur International Cricket Stadium

Naya Raipur International Cricket Stadium

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Naya Raipur International Cricket Stadium in Chhattisgarh is the third-largest cricket stadium in India and the fourth-largest in the world, with a capacity for 65,000 spectators. The stadium, also known as Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, was opened in 2008 and is named for the Sonakhan landowner Veer Narayan Singh Binjhwar, who led the Indian independence movement in Chhattisgarh in 1857.

2. Eden Gardens

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With a seating capacity of 80,000, Eden Gardens in Kolkata, which was built in 1864, is both the oldest and the second-largest cricket venue in India. Originally seating forty thousand, the stadium underwent renovations and an expansion in 1987. Several historic games were held at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, including the 1987 World Cup final and the 2016 World T20 final.

Over the years, Eden Gardens Kolkata has had many restorations, the most recent of which was finished in 2020. Today, the stadium is among the greatest cricket venues in the world because of its top-notch amenities and features. It features four stands, the most well-known of which is the B.C. Roy Clubhouse, which provides an expansive perspective of the stadium.

1. Narendra Modi Stadium

Narendra Modi Stadium

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After Melbourne Cricket Stadium, this is the largest cricket stadium in the world and the largest in India. It was formerly known as Sardar Patel Stadium and Motera Stadium. It can accommodate 1.32 lakh spectators, whereas Melbourne Cricket Ground can accommodate 1.04 lakh people. The 49,000-seat Motera stadium was built in 1983; however, it was destroyed in 2015 and rebuilt, reopening in 2020. On February 24, 2020, the stadium served as the location for the "Namaste Trump" event that took place in India.

The Sardar Patel Stadium is among the greatest cricket venues in the world because of its cutting-edge features and amenities. Its distinctive design includes a circular dome that shades the players and spectators over all of the stands. In addition, the stadium features 76 corporate boxes, four changing rooms, and 3,000 parking spaces. The 180-meter-long by 150-meter-wide playing field of the stadium features a 360-degree LED scoreboard that shows real-time results, highlights, and commercials.

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