5 Largest Cricket Stadiums In India With Over 55,000 Crowd Capacity

by Tania Tarafdar
5 Largest Cricket Stadiums In India With Over 55,000 Crowd Capacity

Cricket-fever in India is always high. The stadiums in the country are always houseful, which goes on the show the cricket craze in India. But did you know India has five of the ten largest stadiums in the world? Yes, all of them have a vast crowd capacity to accommodate the cheering spectators. We curated a list of the best and the largest cricket stadiums in India. Read on:

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1. Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad With Crowd capacity 110,000

Motera Stadium is in Ahmedabad owned by the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) is not only the largest cricket stadium in our country but also in the world in terms of the seating capacity. The stadium was built way back in the 80ss, but its seating capacity was less than half of the newly renovated stadium. Did you know one of the quarter-finals of the ODI World Cup 2011 between India and Australia was played here? India had won the match by five wickets en route to winning the World Cup after 28 years. Did you know Himachal Pradesh Is Home To The Highest Cricket Ground In The World?

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2. Eden Garden’s Kolkata With Crowd Capacity 68,000

Before the renovation of the Motera Stadium, Eden Gardens was the largest cricket stadium in the country. Although, its seating capacity has reduced over the years, it can still hold a high number of people. Eden Gardens is popular for its electric atmosphere where the Indian cricket team played some unforgettable, with the biggest one being the Test match against Australia in 2001 where India beat the mighty Australian side. The stadium also hosted the final T20 World Cup match in 2016. To add to the fascination, Eden Gardens was also the first-ever stadium in India to host a day-night test match played between India and Bangladesh. 

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3. Naya Raipur International Cricket Stadium, Raipur With Crowd Capacity 65,000

The Naya Raipur International Cricket Stadium is newly built in Raipur. Apart from its massive seating capacity, this stadium also boasts a vast playing area, unlike some of the other grounds in India with short boundaries. Every batsman in the world finds it difficult to clear the boundaries in this stadium. While the stadium is not a home ground to any IPL franchise, Delhi Daredevils have played a couple of their home games at this venue in the past. 

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4. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad With Crowd Capacity 55,000

Although relatively new, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium has become one of the Test grounds of India. The first international match played here was an ODI between India and South Africa back in 2005. Did you know Rajiv Gandhi Stadium is also the home ground of the IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad? The stadium hosts all the home games that Hyderabad plays during the IPL. It has also hosted the remarkable finals of the two editions of the IPL.

5. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai With Crowd capacity 55,000

M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is one of the oldest cricket stadiums in India. Very fascinatingly, it was built way before India’s independence and hosted its first Test match in 1934. Apart from hosting international games regularly, the stadium also hosts IPL matches each year as it is the home ground of Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The stadium is enormous with a seating capacity of 55,000, and is most famous for the test match between India and Pakistan in 1999. Pune Has The Biggest Cricket Museum In The World Dedicated To Every Cricket Crazy Fan.

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