As the most anticipated sporting event of 2023 takes place, let's have a look at the World Cup 2023 venues where the matches will be happening.
The fever of the Cricket World Cup is already high in the country and teams are on a spree to win this iconic tournament. As India is hosting this competition solely for the first time ever, let's look at the World Cup 2023 venues.
1. Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Narendra Modi Stadium or the Motera Stadium is the world's largest cricket stadium. It has a seating capacity of 90,000 people. The final match of the Cricket World Cup 2023 will be held here.
Seating Capacity: 90,000 spectators.
A Special Moment at Motera In 2013, Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to score 30,000 runs in international cricket at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
2. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Opened in 1969, officially known as Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium but famously M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is another venue for the World Cup matches.
Seating Capacity: 40,000 spectators.
A Moment to Cherish at Chinnaswamy: Rohit Sharma scored his first ODI double hundred on this ground, a fine 209 against Australia in 2013.
3. Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Famously known as the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium but later changed to Arun Jaitely Stadium in 2019 is the second oldest international cricket stadium in India.
Seating Capacity: 41,000 spectators
A Moment for Anil at Jaitely: Anil Kumble became the 2nd bowler to take all 10 wickets (10/74 against Pakistan) in an innings at this stadium.
4. Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Also known as Visaka International Cricket Stadium Ground and named after the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi is another venue for the matches happening in the World Cup 2023.
Seating Capacity: 55,000 spectators.
A Moment Gayle at Rajiv Gandhi: On September 16, 2007, Chris Gayle of the West Indies became the first cricketer to score a century in a T20 international match here.
5. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala
HPCA or the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium is the highest cricket stadium in the world. It offers a splendid view of the Dhauladhar mountain range while you enjoy the match.
Seating Capacity: 23,000 spectators.
A Special Moment for Virat at HPCA: Virat Kohli holds the record for scoring the most runs at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in ODI cricket.
6. MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
This is the oldest cricket venue in India that is in continuous use. Previously known as the Madras Cricket Club Ground or usually referred to as Chepauk Stadium by the fans.
Seating Capacity: 50,000 spectators.
A Special First for India in Tests: In 1952, India registered their first-ever win in Test cricket when Vijay Hazare's team defeated England.
7. Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
This is a cricket stadium in Lucknow, previously known as the Ekana Cricket Stadium was later changed to the BRSABVE Cricket Stadium honouring the former Prime Minister of India, Bharat Ratna Shree Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Seating Capacity: 50,000 spectators.
A Special Moment for Rohit at Ekana: In 2018, Rohit Sharma became the first cricketer to score 4 centuries in T20 matches here.
8. Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium or MCA Stadium or Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium is yet another venue for the World Cup matches this year.
Seating Capacity: 45,000 spectators.
A Special Moment for the Association: MCA hosted the very first test match in February 2017, in the 80-year history of the association.
9. Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Wankhede is one of the most popular stadiums in India despite being younger than the rest of the iconic venues. The stadium was named after the association's President, Barrister Sheshrao Krishnarao Wankhede.
Seating Capacity: 32,000 spectators.
A Moment for Shashtri at Wankhede: Ravi Shastri hit 6 sixes in an over against Baroda in the Ranji Trophy to reach a double century at Wankhede.
10. Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Referred to as "Cricket's answer to the Colosseum," the Eden Garden is one of the most iconic stadiums in India and is also the venue for the CWC 2023.
Seating Capacity: 66,000 spectators.
A Special Milestone for Sharma at Edans: The highest ODI score by any batsman was made on this ground. Rohit Sharma smashed 264 against Sri Lanka.