In India, there are many iconic stadiums but Wankhede stadium is one of the best and well known nationally and internationally. Many great matches were played in this stadium. So, here are some interesting facts and moments about Wankhede Stadium
Location: D Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Establish Year: 1974
Owner: Mumbai Cricket Association
Capacity: 33,482 fans
Facts about Wankhede Stadium:
1. Wankhede Stadium was built in 1974 and named after the former president of Mumbai Cricket Association S.K.Wankhede.
2. The first test match on this ground was played against West Indies in 1975 and the first ODI in 1987.
3. This stadium stands named after legendary players such as Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, etc.
4. India won the World Cup 2011 against Sri Lanka on this ground which holds a great memory for everyone.
5. Sachin Tendulkar’s last match, a test match against West Indies was played in this stadium. It holds the memory of a great batsman’s farewell to remember.
Story of Wankhede Stadium:
Just like the stadium is good so does its backstory.
In the early days, the CCI (Cricket Club of India) owned the Brabourne stadium and has in continuous disputes with the Bombay Cricket Association for allocation of tickets and to arrange matches.
Things get too much for the 1973 India vs England test match. So, S.K. Wankhede a politician and secretary on BCA decide to build a new stadium not too far from Brabourne stadium. Its work was done in six months and opened for India vs England test match in 1975.
So, that’s all now you know many things about the Wankhede Stadium. If you like reading this then you can comment below if you have any doubts or questions feel free to ask in the comments I will reply as soon as I can.