Top 10 Biggest Cricket Stadiums in India

by Madhvi Bansal

Every other sport in India has its own set of fans. But this is not the case when it comes to Cricket in India. This game is more like a religion and the matches are celebrated as if it was a national festival. Leave aside cricket matches played in the international arena; people even go crazy over the Indian Premier League. No matches will go unnoticed and people love to watch from every possible medium. But watching it live from the stadium can be electrifying. You need to experience it to believe it. 

Every state has its cricket stadiums and some of them are big enough to hold a bigger crowd. Not all of them are qualified by the BCCI to feature international matches. The capacity that a stadium can handle is what makes it to the list of biggest stadiums. Here in this article, we are going to list down the top 10 biggest cricket stadiums in India. 

1. Eden Gardens


Eden Gardens is considered one of the iconic venues for the game of cricket not just in India but internationally. It has been here since 1865 and has a great history. This venue is considered a home ground for the Bengal cricket team and the Kolkata Knight Riders. 

  • Total Capacity: 68000
  • Established in: 1865
  • Venue: Kolkata

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2. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Stadium


This relatively new stadium with a seating capacity of 65,000 is said to be the second biggest stadium in India. It was built in the year 2008 at Chhattisgarh and started hosting international matches from the year 2010. 

  • Total Capacity: 65000
  • Established in: 2008
  • Venue: Chhattisgarh

3. DY Patil Stadium


It is one of the beautiful stadiums you will witness in India. This stadium has been built recently in the year 2008 with some of the advanced facilities that you can see in international stadiums. 

  • Total Capacity: 60000
  • Established in: 2008
  • Venue: Navi Mumbai

4. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium


This stadium which is located in Hyderabad is popular and known for hosting IPL cricket matches more compared to international matches. It comes in our list as a fourth biggest stadium with a crowd capacity of around 55,000. Very rarely international matches are held in this ground. 

  • Total Capacity: 55000
  • Established in: 2004
  • Venue: Hyderabad

5. Sardar Patel Stadium


Fifth largest in the whole of India and the biggest in the state of Gujarat, Sardar Patel Stadium has witnessed several cricketing histories and hosted some of the iconic matches all these years. 

  • Total Capacity: 54000
  • Established in: 1982
  • Venue: Gujarat

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6. Greenfield International Stadium 

Though the stadium has not hosted a lot of international cricket matches in India, it stays sixth in our list for several reasons. One of the reasons being that is it was built by the norms of ICC. This eco-friendly ground was built recently in the year 2015. 

  • Total Capacity: 50000
  • Established in: 2015
  • Venue: Trivandrum

7. M. A. Chidambaram Stadium


It was Madras when this stadium was built back in 1916. This stadium is still been considered a popular stadium for international matches, both one-day internationals, and test matches. It is also the home ground for the popular IPL team ‘Chennai Super Kings’.

  • Total Capacity: 50000
  • Established in: 1916
  • Venue: Chennai

8. Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium


Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium popularly referred to as VCA is located at Nagpur. It was built in the year 2008 and has a total crowd capacity of 50000 people. 

  • Total Capacity: 50000
  • Established in: 2008
  • Venue: Nagpur

9. JSCA International Cricket Stadium


From the hometown of popular cricketing legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ranchi, we have this JSCA International Cricket Stadium. It has a decent capacity and has hosted a handful of international matches and IPL matches. It is also popularly referred to as the second home ground of CSK. 

  • Total Capacity: 50000
  • Established in: 2011
  • Venue: Ranchi

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10. Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium


Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium is one of the oldest stadiums in India. It is a popular venue and has been hosting matches ever since it was launched. It is a relatively smaller ground that makes it suitable for high scoring games and to create records. 

  • Total Capacity: 41000 (Approx)
  • Established in: 1883
  • Venue: Ranchi