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Top 10 Biggest Cricket Stadiums in India

Updated on March 25, 2017
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Kannan has grown up playing the most popular game in India : Cricket. He loves to watch cricket games waking up in the middle of the night.

What are the largest cricket stadiums in India? Currently, this list is dominated by Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Most metropolitan cities will have their venues listed here; Mumbai will have two as the city is the financial capital of India.

The newer entries on this list include the Captain Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior, the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, the Pune International Stadium, and the Raipur International Cricket Stadium. There's also been news that the world's largest cricket ground, with a seating capacity higher than the Melbourne Cricket Ground, will be built in a village near Chennai.

Below, you'll find the list of the top 10 largest cricket grounds in India. Venues with the same number of capacity have been given a joint ranking.

A Summary of the Biggest Cricket Stadiums in India

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Position  
Name  
Capacity  
State  
1
Eden Gardens
90,000
West Bengal
2
Raipur International Cricket Stadium
65,000
Chhattisgarh
3
DY Patil Stadium
60,000
Maharashtra
4
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
60,000
Kerala
5
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
55,000
Andhra Pradesh / Telangana
5
MCA Pune International Cricket Centre
55,000
Maharashtra
5
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
55,000
Delhi
6
Sardar Patel Stadium
54,000
Gujarat
7
Municipal Corporation Stadium
53,000
Kerala
8
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium
50,000
Tamil Nadu
9
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium
45,000
Maharashtra
9
Barabati Stadium
45,000
Odisha
9
Captain Roop Singh Stadium
45,000
Madhya Pradesh
10
Wankhede Stadium
33,482
Maharashtra

10. Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

A shot taken from the third tier of the Sachin Tendulkar stand.
A shot taken from the third tier of the Sachin Tendulkar stand. | Source
  • Seating capacity: 33,482
  • Year built: 1974
  • Home team: the Mumbai cricket team and the Mumbai Indians

The name Wankhede alone is enough to bring out many emotions for tens of thousands of cricket spectators. This is by far the most famous stadium of India. Getting tickets here for when India plays is about as easy as winning the lottery.

This is the grounds where:

  • Sachin bade adieu to his international career.
  • Ravi Shastri hit six sixes in an over.
  • India won its second World Cup title under the leadership of MS Dhoni.

9. (Tied) Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior

The view of the Captain Roop Singh Stadium from inside.
The view of the Captain Roop Singh Stadium from inside. | Source
  • Seating capacity: 45,000
  • Year built: 1978
  • Home team: the Madhya Pradesh cricket team

The Captain Roop Singh Stadium was originally built for hockey but has been converted for cricket games recently. It was named after the hockey player Roop Singh and has hosted some ODI internationals.

The place will always be remembered for the location where the first double century in an ODI match was made, by Sachin Tendulkar in a game against South Africa.

9. (Tied) Barabati Stadium, Cuttack

The view of the entrance of the Barabati Stadium.
The view of the entrance of the Barabati Stadium. | Source

  • Seating capacity: 45,000
  • Year built: 1958
  • Home team: the Odisha cricket team

This ground has hosted a few ODI and Test matches. The Barabati Stadium is used by domestic teams for matches in cricket as well as football. The Odisha Cricket Association handles the affairs and administrative matters.

9. (Tied) Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur

The VCA grounds in the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
The VCA grounds in the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. | Source
  • Seating capacity: 45,000
  • Year built: 2008
  • Home team: the Vidarbha cricket team and the Central Zone cricket team

This modern venue is located on the outskirts of Nagpur, approximately 15 km from Jamtha. The facilities here are on par with some of the best in India. As a welcoming, the first ever match hosted by this stadium was between Australia and India, where India won by a whopping 172 runs.

VCA has received a lot of praise from both Indian and international players.

8. M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - 50,000

The staircase of Stand A at the Chidambaram Stadium
The staircase of Stand A at the Chidambaram Stadium | Source
  • Seating capacity: 50,000
  • Year built: 1916
  • Home team: the Tamil Nadu cricket team and the Chennai Super Kings

This venue is also commonly known as the Chepauk stadium. The first test match here was played between India and England in 1934. A major renovation was undertaken in 2010 in order to host the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

7. Municipal Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode - 53,000

An artist's depiction of proceedings at the Municipal Corporation Stadium
An artist's depiction of proceedings at the Municipal Corporation Stadium | Source
  • Seating capacity: 53,000
  • Year built: 1977
  • Home team: the Viva Kerala Football Club

Though mostly used for holding football matches, the Municipal Corporation Stadium is also occasionally a venue for cricket. International cricket matches have also taken place here.

6. Sardar Patel Stadium, Gujarat

The Iron Bull at the entrance of Sardar Patel Stadium.
The Iron Bull at the entrance of Sardar Patel Stadium. | Source
  • Seating capacity: 54,000
  • Year built: 1982
  • Home team: the Gujarat cricket team

The Sardar Patel Stadium is the largest venue in Gujarat and is located in Motera, Ahmedabad. It's also commonly known as the Motera stadium and has witnessed some of the greatest cricket matches in its history. Some mind-boggling records set on these grounds include Sunil Gavaskar's completion of 10,000 runs and Sachin Tendulkar's completion of 20 years in international cricket.

5. (Tied) Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium
The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium | Source

  • Seating capacity: 55,000
  • Year built: 1883
  • Home team: The Delhi Daredevils, Delhi's cricket team

The Feroz Shah Kotla Grounds is one of the most famous venues in India and is the second oldest after Eden Gardens. Its administration is with the Delhi District Cricket Association.

Many famous records have been kept and broken here such as:

  • Anil Kumble's most famous ten-wicket haul against Pakistan was at this picturesque ground.
  • Sachin's 35th century that overcame Gavaskar's record of most international Test centuries.
  • Bradman's tally of 29 centuries, equaled by Gavaskar, was also witnessed here.

5. (Tied) MCA Pune International Cricket Centre, Pune

The MCA Pune International Cricket Centre
The MCA Pune International Cricket Centre | Source
  • Seating capacity: 55,000
  • Year built: 2011
  • Home team: Maharashtra cricket team

This ground houses the Maharashtra Cricket Association's headquarters. The state-of-the-art stadium is also a relatively new attraction for cricketers from all over India.

5. (Tied) Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad | Source
  • Seating capacity: 55,000
  • Year built: 2004
  • Home team: the Hyderabad cricket team and the Deccan Chargers

The Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium has a rather very bizarre record tied to its name; the home team has never actually won a match here. The stadium has hosted three ODI's here as well as a test match—India lost all three ODI's and the test match was drawn.

4. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi | Source
  • Seating capacity: 60,000
  • Year built: 1982, and then renovated in 2010
  • Home team: the Kerela cricket team

This is the fourth largest stadium in India. While Jawaharlal Nehru stadium was originally created to host football matches, it is now a venue for international and domestic cricket matches.

3, DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai

The posh looking DY Patil Stadium
The posh looking DY Patil Stadium
  • Seating capacity: 60,000
  • Year built: 2008
  • Home team: the Pune Warriors India

The DY Patil Stadium is a recent addition to the number of cricket grounds in India. This location was designed at par with some of the best stadiums in the world.

2. The Raipur International Cricket Stadium, Chhattisgarh

The Raipur International Cricket Stadium at Chhattisgarh
The Raipur International Cricket Stadium at Chhattisgarh | Source
  • Seating capacity: 65,000
  • Year built: 2008
  • Home team: the Chhattisgarh state cricket team

This is the second largest stadium of India and also located in one of the youngest states—Chhattisgarh. The first international cricket match here was played between Canada and the state cricket team on November 21, 2010.

1. Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Eden Gardens
Eden Gardens | Source
  • Seating capacity: 60,000 (before renovation it was 90,000)
  • Year built: 1865
  • Home team: the Bengal cricket team and the Kolkata Knight Riders

This is India's oldest and the biggest cricket stadium. It is notorious for its crowds—with foreign players usually on the receiving end of the spectator's hostile comments and actions. The incidents have decreased as of late, however. Despite the home fans’ reputation, every player has a hidden wish to fulfill which reminds me of the famous quote; "a cricketer's career is incomplete 'til he plays in front of a packed Eden Gardens."

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      Rohan 11 days ago

      The newest stadium of the India Raipur...

      Requested to Bcci give some international matches at new sports arena of chattishgarh Raipur

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      sushil 11 days ago

      Shaheed veer narayan singh stadium Raipur is a amazing stadium which is built in Naya Raipur is comes under India's planned city with world class facility

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      Justin 11 days ago

      Raipur because not only 2nd largest but also having the great infrastructure

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      Aman 11 days ago

      Second largest stadium followed be eden garden Kolkata and Second largest cricket ground of the world followed by melbourne cricket ground so it is proud to be india and the state of chattishgarh that Shaheed veer narayan singh international cricket stadium Raipur is the best stadium with world class facility

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      badshah 11 days ago

      This message is for bcci please give international matches at Raipur still Raipur is waliting for international match

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      Badshah 11 days ago

      Raipur is the best with best drainage system and large capacity... and also its outfield boundry is large than other ground

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      chinmay pattanayak 5 weeks ago

      barbati odisha best

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      Afsar 6 weeks ago

      Chidambaram is best

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      Ansh D ekka 2 months ago

      RGIS is the best...

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      Jiam Momin 2 months ago

      India's Largest Cricket Stadium Is Kolkata Eden Gardens.

      I Love SRK.

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      ganesh 2 months ago

      mca pune is best

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      varinder 2 months ago

      This is wrong information is that biggest cricket stadium. PCA cricket stadium Mohali, Punjab has near about 45,000 capacity. But I don't know why didn't mention name of this stadium in articcal.

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      Arpan Chakraborty 3 months ago

      eden is no 1...

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      Arup Choudhury 4 months ago

      Eden Gerden stadium no 1 in india

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      Ashish 6 months ago

      Raipur stadium newest and better than others

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      CR7 RAZA 11 months ago

      I LIKE EDEN GARDENS

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      CR7 RAZA 11 months ago

      EAST OR WEST EDEN IS THE BEST

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      PRASHANT 12 months ago

      newest new raipur cricket statium is best in india

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      jin kazama 13 months ago

      east or west captain roop singh is the best

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      bhushan rajp ut 15 months ago

      view matter wankhede is best

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      Sam 17 months ago

      Barsapara cricket stadium, Guwahati , Assam should be #2. New and capacity more than 60000 attendance.

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      Your Name 18 months ago

      good

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      Jk 21 months ago

      Eden garden

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      Shekhar Gupta 21 months ago

      Eden Garden is the best Stadium. ..........

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      fasahat Ali Ali 24 months ago

      Asslam alikum frends .Varry good luking v naic city Raipur c g . hamar chatisgahr

      Pdhare

      Ahpse binti hamari

      Allha hafiz

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      NIKHIL 2 years ago

      Eden Garden is the best stadium in INDIA

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      arun 2 years ago

      biggest stadium IS IN BANGLORE

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      Faruk Munde 2 years ago

      If it comes down to the ambiance, its one and only Eden Gardens. Others are just not a match. I am from Mumbai, my heart will always say that Wankhede is the best, but if I listen of my brain, its Eden... I have been there to watch a game, its just awesome..... no comparison.

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      dig 2 years ago

      Seating capacity doesn't matter. Clear view of ground at every seat matter.

      'Eden garden?'not stand in front of other cricket ground in India.

      Wankhede is the best.

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      Sachin Joshi 2 years ago

      Whoever didn't said Pune obviously hasn't been to the MCA Stadium. All other stadia in India are Indian class, MCA Stadium is the only world class cricket stadium in India. No comparison. The other cricket stadia don't deserve to be in the same list as the MCA Stadium.

      The only comparison which can be made is with the upcoming Jaypee Stadium in Noida. But that hasn't been fully constructed yet. So for now, Pune is No. 1.

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      G.Nikhil 2 years ago

      chennai hometown is the best town and the M.CHINDBARAM Stadium is vey nice

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      Kranthi Swaroop 2 years ago from Hyderabad

      Great Info , Thanks

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      harsh 2 years ago

      One & only one eden

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      addy 2 years ago

      Raipur stadium

      Better than the best

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      Arnab 2 years ago

      Eden gardens is the cricket's answer to the collosium......very very wonderful stadium in the world for huge crowd...

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      palash jaiswal 2 years ago

      VCA is best the stadium in india 'coz there are no more match are conduct thatswhy there seats are new, fresh

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      shrutam 2 years ago

      east or west.......

      eden is the best......

      it's very beautiful

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      SUBHADIP CHANDRA 2 years ago

      EDEN GARDENS is the best stadium in India........

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      Mahesh babu 2 years ago

      ONE AND ONLY BENGALURU

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      Raj Modi 2 years ago

      The stadium at Ahmedabad id the best stadium.....And It will also increase its sitting capacity from 55000 to 110000 and become the largest stadium of India.

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      sudarshan 2 years ago

      I like barabati.bcoz all are sasta sundar majbhut.

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      sk shahrukh 3 years ago

      Eden gardens no1 criket stadiam in the world

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      monsha 3 years ago

      Only Eden Gardens, Kolkata

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      Nagarjun 3 years ago

      Bangalore is the best stadium of the lot, the facilities, pitch, crowd and the atmosphere just unimaginable.

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      JK 3 years ago

      Guwahati is coming up with Dr, Bhupen Hazarika International Cricket Stadium with a capacity of 60000. Its going to be one of the finest grounds in the country.

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      Rahul 3 years ago

      ma chidambaram stadium is fabules stadium

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      MD. Reza Fazal Ansari 3 years ago

      The seating capacity of Eden Gardens in Kolkata has been reduced to 66,349. Still largest stadium in INDIA. Feel proud to be from Kolkata, INDIA.

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      MD. Reza Fazal Ansari 3 years ago

      Seating capacity of Eden Gardens reduced to 68000 after renovation for World Cup 2011. Still argest stadium in INDIA. Proud to be from Kolkata.

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      nir 3 years ago

      @dvln r u gone mad Pune international crikcet center is the best stadium in india cz of very good infrastructure great view than any other cricket ground in india..kk plzz check n star sports declared pune international crikcet center is the best ground in india, & i wnt to tell u all dt pune international cricket center's image is correct..so plzzz chk

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      mohith mathew 3 years ago

      kochi is biggest in india india's lucky ground

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