Fans at any cricket stadium is a highly encouraging sight not only for the players, but also for the viewers watching the match from several parts of the world. The last few months have often transpired without spectators within the stadium due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been for the first time in several decades it happened.
And needless to say, the viewers have missed them as much as the cricketers since they instil the energy and bring the vibe. Hence, stadiums with enormous sitting capacities often beg for the spectators to fill the seats and create a thrilling atmosphere. Over the years, cricket stadiums have seen their capacities increase by leaps and bounds.
We take a look at 10 International cricket stadiums with the largest sitting capacities:
10. Sydney Cricket Ground – 44002:
Sydney Cricket Ground is one of the oldest grounds and contested its first Test back in 1882 between Australia and England. On the other hand, SCG hosted it’s inaugural One-day international in 1979 and T20 international in 2007. SCG is also the home of the Big Bash League franchise Sydney Sixers.
The highest run-getter in Tests at the Sydney Cricket Ground is Allan Border with 1480 runs in 16 games, while Shane Warne is the highest wicket-taker at the venue with 64 in 14 fixtures at 28.12. Australia has also not lost a Test at the SCG since January 2011 when England beat them.