Top 10 Biggest Cricket Stadiums in India

What are the largest cricket stadiums in India? Currently, this list is dominated by Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is also mentioned twice, alongside Wankhede and DY Patil stadium, and a few from other metropolitan cities.

The newer ones on this list are the Captain Roop Singh stadium of Gwalior, the Barabati stadium of Cuttack, the Pune International stadium, and the Raipur International Cricket stadium. There's also been news that the world's largest cricket stadium, 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 stadiums in India. Stadiums 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  
State  
Seating Capacity  
1
Eden Gardens
West Bengal
90,000
2
Raipur International Cricket Stadium
Chhattisgarh
65,000
3
DY Patil Stadium
Maharashtra
60,000
4
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Kerala
60,000
5
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
Andhra Pradesh / Telangana
55,000
5
MCA Pune International Cricket Centre
Maharashtra
55,000
5
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
Delhi
55,000
6
Sardar Patel Stadium
Gujarat
54,000
7
Municipal Corporation Stadium
Kerala
53,000
8
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium
Tamil Nadu
50,000
9
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium
Maharashtra
45,000
9
Barabati Stadium
Odisha
45,000
9
Captain Roop Singh Stadium
Madhya Pradesh
45,000
10
Wankhede Stadium
Maharashtra
33,482

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
  • Establishment built: 1974
  • Home to: the Mumbai cricket team and the Mumbai Indians

The name Wankede 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 for this stadium when India plays here is about as easy as winning the lottery.

This is the ground where:

  • Sachin bade adieu to his international career.
  • Ravi Shastri hit six sixes in an over.
  • India lifted the 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
  • Establishment built in: 1978
  • Home to: the Madhya Pradesh cricket team

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

The stadium 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 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
  • Establishment built in: 1958
  • Home to: the Odisha cricket team

These grounds have 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 handle 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
  • Establishment built in: 2008
  • Home to: the Vidarbha cricket team and the Central Zone cricket team

This is a newly built modern stadium 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 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
  • Establishment built in: 1916
  • Home to: the Tamil Nadu cricket team and the Chennai Super Kings

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

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
  • Established in: 1977
  • Home to: the Viva Kerala Football Club

Though mostly used for holding football matches, the Municipal Corporation Stadium is also occasionally a venue for cricket matches. 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
  • Established in: 1982
  • Home to: the Gujarat cricket team

The Sardar Patel Stadium is the largest stadium in Gujarat and 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 of international cricket.

5. (Tied) Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

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

  • Seating capacity: 55,000
  • Established in: 1883
  • Home to: The Delhi Daredevils, Delhi's cricket team

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

Many famous records have been kept and broken here:

  • Anil Kumble's most famous ten wicket haul against Pakistan was at these picturesque grounds.
  • 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 at these grounds.

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
  • Established in: 2011
  • Home to: the Sahara Pune Warriors and the Maharashtra cricket team

This stadium 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
  • Established in: 2004
  • Home to: 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
  • Established in: -1982, and then renovated in 2010
  • Home to: the Kerela cricket team

This is the fourth largest stadium in India. While Jawaharial Nehru 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
  • Established in: 2008
  • Home to: the Pune Warriors India

The DY Patil Stadium is is a recent addition to the number of cricket grounds in India. The stadium was designed at par with some of the best stadiums of 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
  • Established in: 2008
  • Home to: 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)
  • Established in: 1865
  • Home of: the Bengal cricket team and the Kolkata Knight Riders

This is India's oldest and the biggest cricket stadium. The stadium is known the notoriety of 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. Still, despite the home fans’ reputation, every player has a hidden wish to play in front of the packed Eden Gardens, much like the famous quote: "A cricketer's career is incomplete 'til he plays in front of a packed Eden Gardens."

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Comments 107 comments

LOKESH 5 days ago

RAIPUR CRICKET STADIUM


emil 2 months ago

kochi sux chennai rox


CR7 RAZA 4 months ago

I LIKE EDEN GARDENS


CR7 RAZA 4 months ago

EAST OR WEST EDEN IS THE BEST


PRASHANT 5 months ago

newest new raipur cricket statium is best in india


jin kazama 6 months ago

east or west captain roop singh is the best


bhushan rajp ut 9 months ago

view matter wankhede is best


Sam 10 months ago

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


Your Name 11 months ago

good


Jk 14 months ago

Eden garden


Shekhar Gupta 15 months ago

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


fasahat Ali Ali 17 months ago

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

Pdhare

Ahpse binti hamari

Allha hafiz


NIKHIL 18 months ago

Eden Garden is the best stadium in INDIA


arun 19 months ago

biggest stadium IS IN BANGLORE


Faruk Munde 19 months 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.


dig 19 months 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.


Sachin Joshi 19 months 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.


G.Nikhil 19 months ago

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


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nirvann 19 months ago from Hyderabad

Great Info , Thanks


harsh 20 months ago

One & only one eden


addy 21 months ago

Raipur stadium

Better than the best


Arnab 22 months ago

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


palash jaiswal 23 months ago

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


shrutam 24 months ago

east or west.......

eden is the best......

it's very beautiful


SUBHADIP CHANDRA 2 years ago

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


Mahesh babu 2 years ago

ONE AND ONLY BENGALURU


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.


sudarshan 2 years ago

I like barabati.bcoz all are sasta sundar majbhut.


sk shahrukh 2 years ago

Eden gardens no1 criket stadiam in the world


monsha 2 years ago

Only Eden Gardens, Kolkata


Nagarjun 2 years ago

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


JK 2 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.


Rahul 2 years ago

ma chidambaram stadium is fabules stadium


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.


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.


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


mohith mathew 3 years ago

kochi is biggest in india india's lucky ground


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rambofen044 3 years ago from Raipur

Eden garden is always the best and always be special, India has made number of history on that ground.. Thanks for sharing Kannan..


ketan 3 years ago

we like VCA stadium,Nagpur bcoz it is in centre of india


omi 3 years ago

East or West.....VCA Is the best..

VCA Is the Life of Vidarbha Cricket..

I love this stadium...


paulson thomas 3 years ago

eden s d best... bt now the capacity is reduced to 60k.. bt now its been took over by kochi stadium on the basis of its capacity... when infia took pak on this ground there were about 95000 people watched....


yogesh dhruw 3 years ago

raipur cricket stadium is a best cricket stadium in all world


amit sahu 3 years ago

raipur stadium is the best..


satya 3 years ago

raipur international cricket stadium is the best after world forth number

capacity -more then 65000

beautiful look


ashish 3 years ago

Raipur cricket stadium is the b Best


ashish 3 years ago

Raipur cricket stadium is the b Best


deepak jethwa 3 years ago

I love 36 garh best stadium veer narayan singh stadium in new raipur. i m proud that i live in 36garh


niel 3 years ago

new and best stadium veer narayan international stadium Raipur chhatisgarh

28 apr is opening hehehe!!


vikram singh 3 years ago

no one beat the chattisgarh . chattisgarh is the best.


sameer vig 3 years ago

Raipur CHHATISGARH Is the best....


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