Smallest Cricket Stadium in the World

When we talk about the Smallest International Cricket stadiums in the world, we can categorize them on the basis of their Boundary length or Seating Capacity.

Smallest Cricket Stadium in the World: Based on Boundary Length

  • The Smallest international cricket stadium in the world based on its boundary length is the Eden Park situated in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Eden Park has the smallest boundary of any cricket ground and bas the world’s shortest cricket stadium.
  • Eden Park has a straight boundary distance of 55 meters and a square boundary distance of around 64 meters.
Smallest Cricket Stadium in the World
  • The cricket stadium was built in the year 1900 and has hosted a total of 153 international matches to date.
  • Eden Park is known for its unique shape and short boundaries and has a seating capacity of 50,000. It is thus also one of the most compact cricket grounds in the world.
Smallest Cricket Stadium in the World
Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand: Photo taken from Wikipedia
  • Eden Park inaugurated in 1913 when it was leased to the Auckland Rugby Football Union and held an audience of 2,500.
  • The first international cricket match was held in 1914, hosting Australia and the first rugby match played was a seven-a-side series on May 9, 1914.
  • Eden Park hosted its first game of professional club football on November 10, 2011.
  • Eden Park also served as the opening ceremony and athletics venue for the British Empire Games when the western part of the grounds were first opened in 1950.

Smallest Cricket Stadium in the World: Based on Capacity

  • The smallest international cricket stadium in the world based on its seating capacity limit is called The Grange located in Edinburgh.
  • The Grange in Stockbridge is located in the suburb of Edinburgh and has a capacity of only 5,000.
Smallest Cricket Stadium in the World
  • The Grange was established  in the year 1832 and it is the regular home for the Scottish national cricket team.
  • The Grange club hosted Scotland’s first official One Day International (ODI) outside of a Cricket World Cup on June 27, 2006.
Smallest Cricket Stadium in the World
The Grange, Edinburgh: Photo taken from Wikipedia
  • The Grange Club has a boundary of 150 x 64 meters.
  • The Grange Club also hosts other games such as squash, tennis and hockey.

Smallest Cricket Stadium in the World: Domestic

In case of domestic cricket stadiums which never hosted an international cricket match, we have the Cambusdoon New Ground in Ayr, Scotland. The ground has a playing area of just 18.8 x 16.4 meters. This ground is smaller than many tennis courts and used mainly for youth cricket matches.

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