Inidan Premier League (IPL) has been celebrated as festival and to watch the match in stadium is as participating in festival. And the IPL fans love to watch matches in stadium because all stars match and the history of exciting match. But there is limitation that IPL matches are not hosted on the entire stadium around the country, as the stadium has to be a home ground for two of the playing team.
In the early years of the IPL, the game was restricted to the IPL franchise city. And also there is limitation to the number of franchise team; the game is restricted to few cities. But now the franchise select one or more cricket ground as home ground, which spreads the game over the country and also IPL gets more crowd to its stadium.
Selecting secondary home ground depends on many things; from revenue to fan following. So we will look to all the venues of IPL and know some facts about them and also the team they are serving as home ground. Some of the venues are used as secondary home to the team, so we will go through all of them.
Venues of IPL 2018
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium established in 1969, is situated at the heart of the Bangalore city and serves as the home ground for Royal Challengers Bangalore. It has the seating capacity o around 38,000. It is owned by Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) and serves also as the home ground for Karnataka state team. Stadium is named after late M. Chinnaswamy, who was from KSCA and was president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). M. Chinnaswamy stadium is world first to use solar panels to generate electricity.
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Wankhede Stadium is the home ground of Mumbai Indians in the IPL. It has the capacity of 32,000. It is also the home ground the Mumbai Cricket Team. Wankhede Stadium is owned by Mumbai Cricket stadium. 2011 Cricket world Cup final was hosted in this stadium and Indian won the final. In Wankhede Stadium, Sachin Tendulkar also played its last international match of his career on 16 November 2013.
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
Established in 1883, Feroz Shah Kotla is the second oldest ground in India after the Eden Garden, Kolkata. Feroz Shah Kotla is the home ground for Delhi Daredevils and Delhi Cricket Team. It is owned by DDCA, Delhi District Cricket Association. In this ground Anil Kumble took 10 wickets against Pakistan in an inning. It has the citing capacity of 41,820.
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is newly established in 2003 with the capacity of around 65,000. It is the second largest stadium in Indian after Eden Garden, Kolakata. It serves as the home ground for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Hyderabad Cricket Team. It is owned by Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA). It had also served as the home ground for Deccan Chargers, terminated IPL team.
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Eden Gardens, established in 1864, is the oldest cricket stadium in India and with the capacity of 66,349 it is the largest stadium in India and the second largest in world after Melbourne Cricket Stadium. It serves as the home ground for Kolkata Knight Riders. It is owned by Cricket Association of Bengal and is also the home ground for Bengal Cricket Team. It is the second ground to host the Cricket World Cup final in 1987 after Lords. All the World Cup finals before 1987 were hosted at Lord’s.
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium is established in 2012 and was formerly known as Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium. It has the capacity of 37,406 and serves as the home ground for Rising Pune Supergiants and Maharashtra Cricket Team. It also served as the home ground for defuct Pune Warriors and as secondary home ground for Kings XI Punjab in 2015. It is owned by Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA).
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium is a small ground with a capacity of 26,000 and was established in 1993. It is the home ground of the Kings XI Punjab and also serves as the home ground for Punjab Cricket Team and is owned by Punjab Cricket Association.
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium also known as Khandheri Cricket Stadium was established in 2008 and had a capacity of 28,000. It serves as the home ground for Gujarat Lions and Saurashtra Cricket Team and is owned by Saurashtra Cricket Association.
Green Park Stadium, Kanpur
Green Park Stadium is one of the oldest cricket stadiums in India which was established in 1945 and had capacity of around 45,000. It serves as the secondary home ground for Gujarat Lions, which hosted two matches in IPL 2016 and will also host two matches in IPL 2017. It is situated near the banks of river Ganges and is also known as “Woolmer’s Turf”. It is owned by Government of Uttar Pradesh.
Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Holkar Cricket Stadium previously known as Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground was established in 1990. It will serve as secondary home ground for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2017 and will host 3 matches. It has previously hosted 3 matches of IPL as home ground for Kochi Tuskers Kerala. Stadium is owned by Madhya Pradesh Cricket association.
Some other Venues of IPL (hosted matches before IPL 2017)
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium also known as Chepauk Stadium and was previously known as Madras Cricket Club Ground. It was established in 1916 and has a capacity of 38,000. It serves as the home ground for Chennai Super Kings and is owned by Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. On n 4 November 1934, Madras and Mysore played first Ranji Trophy match here.
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Sawai Mansingh Stadium is the home ground for Rajasthan Royals. It was established in 1969 and has a capacity of 23,000. It is owned Rajasthan State Sports Council.
Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahemdabad
Sardar Patel Stadium was established in 1982 but it is demolished in 2015 and constructed again. Earlier it had capacity of 49,000 but after construction it will have the capacity of 110,000 which will be largest in the world. It had served as the secondary home ground for Rajasthan Royal. It is owned by Gujarat Cricket Association.
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
The stadium was established in 2003 and had a capacity of 38,000. It has previously hosted matches as secondary home ground Deccan Charger in 2012 and Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2015. In IPL 2016 it served as the home ground for both Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants). It is owned by Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh.
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is a multipurpose stadium where both cricket and football matches are hosted. It has the capacity of 61,000 for cricket and 66,000 for football. It serves as the home ground for Kochi Tuskers Kerala. It is owned by Greater Cochin Development Authority.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
It was established in 2003 and had a capacity of 23,000 and is situated at an altitude of 1457 m. It had served as the home ground for Kings XI Punjab in IPL and is owned by Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association.
JSCA International Stadium Complex
Jharkhand States Cricket Association International Cricket Stadium was established in 2010 and had a capacity of 39,000. It served as the secondary home ground for Chennai Super Kings; reason may be the home city of Chennai Super Kings captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. It is owned by Jharkhand State Cricket Association
Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Barabati Stadium has a capacity of 45,000 and was established in 1958. It has served as the secondary home ground for Deccan Chargers from 2010 to 2012 and in IPL 2014 for both Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders. It is owned by Odisha Cricket Association.
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Brabourne Stadium was established in 1938 and is owned by Cricket Club of India. It has the capacity of 25,000. It has served as the home ground for Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royal in IPL.