List Of The World’s Most Scenic Cricket Grounds And Football Stadiums –

Cricket is being followed religiously by millions of people all over the world. Because of the craziness about this sport, there are some beautiful cricket grounds across the globe. Do you want to know which ones have won hearts, check these out,

1.Lord’s Cricket Stadium, London –

  • Location- London, England
  • Year established- 1814
  • Stadium capacity- 30,000 people
  • Most Iconic Match- Sachin Tendulkar v/s Shane Warne in 2014

2. Queenstown Event Centre, New Zealand

  • Location- Queenstown, Otago in the Southern Island of  New Zealand
  • Year established- 1997
  • Stadium capacity- 19,000 people
  • Most Iconic Match- New Zealand v/s West Indies, ODI in January 2014

3. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

  • Location –  Dharamshala at height of 4780 feet above the sea level
  • Year established- 2003
  • Stadium capacity- 23,300 people
  • Most Iconic Match – Between India v/s England, ODI January 2013

4. Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia –

  • Location- Jolimont, Melbourne (Victoria), Australia
  • Year established- 1853
  • Stadium capacity- 1,00,000 people
  • Most Iconic Match- Shane Warne’s 700th test wicket (December 2006).

5. Pukekura Park Cricket Stadium, New Zealand

  • Location- 10 Fillis Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
  • Year established- 1884
  • Stadium capacity- 25,000 people
  • Most Iconic Match- Sri Lanka v/s Zimbabwe ODI (1992)

6. Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India

  • Location- Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Year established- 1864
  • Stadium capacity- 68,000 people
  • Most Iconic Match- The highest score by batsman Rohit Sharma (264 runs of 173 balls)

7. Galle International Stadium, Sri Lanka

  • Location- Southwest coast of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the Indian Ocean on both sides. 
  • Year established- 1876
  • Stadium capacity- 18,000 people
  • Most Iconic Match- Shane Warne’s 500th test wicket (2004)

8. Newlands, Cape Town –

  • Location- South-Western Coast of the South African city of Cape Town.
  • Year established- 1888
  • Stadium capacity- 25,000 people
  • Most Iconic Match- South Africa Vs England in January 2020 where south Africa was beaten for the 1st time in their home ground.

9. Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Bangladesh

  • Location- Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Year established- 2007
  • Capacity- 13, 533 people
  • Most Iconic Match- ICC world T20 qualifying match between Ireland and Netherlands in 2014

10. Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, West Indies

  • Location- Gros Islet, St. Lucia
  • Year established- 2002
  • Capacity- 12,400 people
  • Most iconic match- Australia v/s Pakistan in 2010 (highest ream total in T20s)
  • Football is another sport apart from cricket, which is fondly loved by people from all over the world. Due to this fondness among players and fans, there are some very iconic football stadiums throughout the world which are listed below-

11. Wembley Stadium, London, England-

  • Year established- 1923, reopened in 2007
  • Capacity- 90,000 people
  • Known for having the most electric atmosphere in the world of football. The stadium has hosted the most prestigious events in European and international football.

12. Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain-

  • Year established- 1947
  • Capacity- 85,000 people
  • Known as the home club for real Madrid’s, who have won nine European titles. The stadium has always been the first choice when hosting any football events.

13. Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain-

  • Year established- 1957
  • Capacity- 100,000 people
  • Known as the largest football stadium in Europe and is home to Barcelona, one of the great football teams.

14. Old Trafford, Manchester, England-

aerial photograph of Old Trafford football stadium Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, UK, home of Manchester United. Old Trafford football stadium was opened in 1910 and with a capacity of 74000 spectators is the UK’s second largest football stadium.
  • Year established- 1910
  • Capacity- 75,000 people
  • Known as England’s largest club stadium after its renovation in 2006.

15. Estadio Do maracana, Rio De Janerio, Brazil-

  • Year established- 1950
  • Capacity- 78,838
  • The stadium where Pele scored his 100th goal and is known for hosting a match between Brazil and Uruguay during the 1950 decisive world cup.

16. San Siro Stadium Giuseppe Maezza, Mila, Italy

  • Year established- 1926
  • Capacity- 80,000 people
  • Known for hosting the European cup and champions league finals.

17. Soccer City, South Africa

  • Year established- 1989
  • Capacity- 94,736 people
  • Known for hosting the showpiece event of the 2010 WC-Final, but also for hosting the opening game.

18. Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay-

  • Year established- 1930
  • Capacity- 73,000 people
  • On July 18, 1983, FIFA declared it as the first historical monument of world football and is listed as one of the best football stadiums.

19. Anfield, Liverpool, England

  • Year established- 1884
  • Capacity- 45,000 people
  • Known as home to reds, who have won five European cup titles.

20. Estadio Azteca, Mexico city, Mexico-

  • Year established- 1966
  • Capacity- 104,000 people
  • Known for hosting two world football events and is the 3rd largest football stadium in the world.

The article includes the top and most scenic football stadiums and cricket grounds of the world. If you are a sports player or sports lover, you would certainly want to visit and play at these stadiums. Though you may not be able to cover them all, you always have the option to sharpen your skills in cricket and football courts near you.  While keeping fitness up to date, you will have the option to stride your love for cricket or football.

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