These are the 10 largest cricket stadiums in the world — India has five of them


  • After the inauguration of Motera, India will have six of the top 10 largest stadiums in the world.
  • Before the Gujarat stadium, Australia held the record for the most and largest stadiums.
  • Eight stadiums take up the tenth position and all of them are in India.
The cricket-fever in India is set to heat up as the world’s largest cricket stadium named after Sardar Patel, is all set to make its debut — in Motera, Gujarat. The stadium which ensures that rain does not affect the game is what many cricket lovers have been wishing for. With this, India will have five of ten largest stadiums in the world. Before Motera, Australia held the record with five of the top ten.

Let’s take a look at the best and the largest stadiums in the world. Before we start, here’s a fun fact — there are four stadiums sharing position eight and all of them are in India.

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Sardar Patel Stadium

Sardar Patel Stadium

Country: India | Capacity: 110,000

India will soon unveil the world’s largest cricket stadium at Motera in Gujarat. Once operational, the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium will overtake Melbourne Cricket Grounds. It is spread over 63 acres with a seating capacity of 110,000. The stadium will reportedly host one of the five test matches between India and England next year.

2. Melbourne Cricket Ground

2. Melbourne Cricket Ground

Country: Australia | Capacity: 1,00,024

MCG or popularly known as the 'G’ was built in 1853 in Yarra Park in Victoria by the Melbourne Cricket Club. For over 150 years, it has hosted many popular tournaments including 1956 Summer Olympics, the 2006 Commonwealth Games and two Cricket World Cup tournaments in — 1992 and 2015.

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3.Eden Gardens

3.Eden Gardens

Country: India | Capacity: 66,000

Eden Garden in Kolkata is the oldest and second largest cricket stadium in India. It was built in 1864 and has hosted 15 World Cup matches. It has also hosted many international matches including 1987 ODI CWC, 2016 ICC World Twenty, 2016 Women’s T20I amongst others.

4. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium

4. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium

Country: India | Capacity: 65,000

Naya Raipur International Cricket Stadium is the country’s third largest cricket stadium in Chhattisgarh. It was established in 2008 and hosted its first cricket match between Canadian national cricket team and the Chhattisgarh cricket team in 2010.


Credits: Twitter/Progressive Chattisgarh

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5. Perth Stadium

5. Perth Stadium

Country: Australia | Capacity: 60,000

Perth Stadium is one of the most expensive stadiums ever built in Australia with a cost of around $1.6 billion. It is owned by the Western Australian State Government and operated by VenuesLive.

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​6. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

​6. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

Country: India | Capacity: 55,000

With 55,000 capacity, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is spread across 63 acres in Hyderabad. The final matches of 2017 and 2019 Indian Premier League were held here.

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7. Adelaide Oval

7. Adelaide Oval

Country: Australia | Capacity: 53,583

It is located between the city centre and North Adelaide in Australia. A range of tournaments for games like cricket, football, rugby union, soccer, tennis are held here. The venue also hosts musical concerts.

8. M.A Chidambaram Stadium, JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Greenfield International Stadium, Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium

8. M.A Chidambaram Stadium, JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Greenfield International Stadium, Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium

Country: India | Capacity: 50,000

M.A Chidambaram Stadium is the oldest cricket stadium in India after Eden Gardens. It is located in Chennai and is the home stadium for Chennai Super Kings. Moreover, Rahul Dravid completed 10,000 test runs at this stadium.

JSCA International Cricket Stadium is located in Ranchi. With 50,000 seating capacity, it has hosted 2 tests, 5 ODI and 2 T20I matches.

Greenfield International Stadium is popularly known as Trivandrum International Stadium. The multi-purpose ground used for football and cricket. It was built at the cost of ₹390 crore.

Ekana Cricket Stadium is located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It has hosted many tournaments including T20I. Rohit Sharma scored his fourth T20 century at this stadium.

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9. Docklands Stadium

9. Docklands Stadium

Country: Australia | Capacity: 48,003

The Docklands Stadium, popularly known as the Marvel Stadium was inaugurated in 2000. It is located in Melbourne and was built at the cost of $460 million. It has hosted T20 matches, rugby union, soccer tournaments among others.

It has a unique feature of movable seating — 4 sections in the lower tier can move.

Credits: wikimedia

10. Sydney Cricket Ground

10. Sydney Cricket Ground

Country: 48,000 | Capacity: Australia

Sydney Cricket Ground is the tenth largest stadium in the world, with a seating capacity of 48,000. It opened in 1988 and mainly hosts rugby leagues.


Credits: Twitter/Sydney Cricket Ground

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