Cricket Stadiums are important because only a perfect ambiance makes even a dull match enjoyable!
There are numbers of cricket stadiums around the world. Some are famous for their seating capacity, some for the crazy fans and some for simply the aesthetic beauty! The perfect cricket stadiums provide the appropriate vibe and make the experience worth remembering. Here we have listed seven most beautiful cricket stadiums that are famous for their serenity, beauty, and aura.
Adelaide Oval remains one of the perfect cricket venues despite renovations and developments. Surrounded by gardens, situated near river Torrens with the backdrop of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide has the ideal environment to watch cricket. With a capacity of 55,000, it stands strong as one of the oldest cricket venues in the world. Since 1873 Adelaide has been an integral part of the Cricket World. The age-old scoreboard at Adelaide has witnessed it all. The ground has also been host to other games like football, rugby, tennis etc.
Galle Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka
This spin friendly cricket ground in South Sri Lanka gives a stunning view of the historical Dutch fort and the Indian Ocean on the two sides of the stadium. The blending of nature and history is what makes Galle Cricket Stadium is one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world. It began as a race course in 1876 and was officially declared a cricket stadium in 1927. The ground was devastated by a Tsunami in 2004 and became a shelter for a lot of homeless people. The renovations and reconstructions have not been completed yet. But we hope that this lucky ground of Sri Lanka Cricket Team regains its charm soon.
Newlands Cricket Ground, Capetown
Newlands Cricket Ground in Capetown, South Africa is regarded as one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the world. With a seating capacity of 25000 people, the ground is famous for its breathtaking view of Table Mountain and devil’s peak in the setting. The ground has witnessed almost every cricketing hero in action since 1988. It hosted first test match in 1989 between England and South Africa. The pitch here is spin friendly which is a rare scenario in South Africa.
Arnos Vale Cricket Ground
This is one of the youngest grounds in the Caribbean and is situated at the seashore. With a seating capacity of 18000 people, this ground is famous for its splendid natural beauty. The milieu of the stadium looks stunning with the visual of the Caribbean Sea and stretch of Grenadines Island. Arnos Vale hosted quite a few international matches since 1981 with last one being held in 2014.
Queenstown Events Centre
Located at the foot of The Remarkable mountain range, Queenstown Events Centre is a multipurpose activity centre. It is situated in the countryside of New Zealand. The hilly background with the nearby Lake Wakatipu and surrounding farmlands make the whole visual more serene. It hosted its first international match in 2003. The location being close to the international airport’s runway is an added advantage for the spectators. This offers an amazing view of aircraft taking off and landing from the stadium.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
Situated at an altitude of 1317 meters above sea level, with a capacity of 23,000 people, Dharamsala cricket stadium is famous for its scenic beauty. It is located in Kangra Valley and operated by Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. The Dhauladhar range adds serenity to the backdrop of the stadium. It was built in 2003 and since then it has been the set for many domestic encounters. In 2013 it hosted its first ODI in January 2013, between India and England, despite bad weather. This is the first ground in India to have used rye grass in outfields that prevent the grass dying in temperature below ten degrees.
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Dubai International Cricket Stadium is famous for its maintenance. The specialty of the ground is its lighting called ‘ring of fire’. They are fixed around the circumference of the rood and placed in a way that minimizes the shadows of the object in the ground. With a capacity of 25000 people, the ground hosted the first international match in 2009. The systematic and well-planned ground creates a perfect ambiance for cricket.