Saturday, January 30, 2010

IPL Cricket Venues

IPL Cricket Venues

Indian Premier League is a multi-million dollar league. The first season of IPL was held in 2008 which were played on 8 venues. This year IPL management has decided to add four more venues. These are Mumbai, Vizag, Dharmasala, and Ahmedabad. Now let’s take a brief look at all these venues.

In Ahmedabad, IPL matches will be played on Sardar Vallabhai Patel. The ground was established on 1982. The stadium with a capacity of 48,000 is one of the biggest grounds of the country and is also a home ground for Rajasthan Royals team. It will host all the 7 matches for Royals in IPL 2010. With snow-capped mountain in the background, Dharmasala stadium offers best scenic.

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium will host matches for Kings XI Punjab. It was established in 2003 and has capacity of 21,000. Establishes in the year of 1936, Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, can accommodate 30,000 people. It will host matches for Mumbai Indians. Final match will be also played on Brabourne Stadium.

One of the newest stadiums in India, the ACA-VCDA stadium of Vishakhapatnam, will host matches for Deccan Chargers in this season of IPL. Established in the year of 2001, this stadium has a capacity of 30,000. The authorities are also planning to increase the capacity upto 36,000 by adding two more tiers. Now we are done with all new venues and let’s pay attention to old ones.

Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is a home ground of Royal Challengers Banglore. The stadium can accommodate 50,000 viewers and is second biggest ground in India. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will host matches of Chennai Superkings in IPL 2010 and can accommodate 50, 000 fans. Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium and Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hydreabad can accommodate 30,000 fans and will host matches for Delhi Daredevils and Deccan Chargers respectively. So as Mohali, Jaipur and Navi Mumbai stadiums will host matches as last year. They all come with a capacity nearly 35,000. Now it will be interesting to see towards this season with 4 new venues.

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