The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday that construction has begun on the project located in Eisenhower Park, Nassau County, 30 miles east of Manhattan, this week. In three months, the stadium will be finished. It will host eight Twenty20 World Cup matches in June, including the highly anticipated encounter between India and Pakistan.
“The outfield is now being worked on, and site fencing has been installed. The biggest cricket carnival spectacular ever will be held in the stadium, which will be finished in three months, with seating for 34,000 fans in premium and general admission, VIP and hospitality suites, party decks, and cabanas, according to the ICC.
The grandstands used for the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix are being repurposed for the event, as reported by Cricbuzz on Wednesday. Although a first for cricket, modular stadiums are frequently utilized for other sports, such as Formula 1, Golf, and the Olympic Games, offering spectators all the amenities they would anticipate from a major international athletic event.
Populous is a renowned architecture firm that specializes in sports and entertainment venues. They have developed some of the most famous stadiums worldwide, such as the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, which is the largest cricket stadium in the world. Yankee Stadium in New York and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, home of the English Premier League, are two of its creations. “The stadium will feature an array of seating options including premium and general admission, VIP and hospitality suites, as well as a unique party deck and cabanas,” according to the ICC.
Regarding passes and walk-in pitches
Drop-in pitches will be used on the ground by the ICC. The drop-in square—the kind that is utilized everywhere, such as at Adelaide Oval and Eden Park—is presently undergoing curation in Florida and will be driven to New York in the first part of May.
“The development of the pitches is being undertaken by Adelaide Oval Turf Solutions, led by renowned Adelaide Oval Head Curator Damian Hough, while the outfield is being delivered by the LandTek Group, US-based sports turf experts who have worked with the New York Yankees and New York Mets as well as Inter Miami CF on their stadium and training fields,” Chris Tetley, ICC Head of Events, told a media discussion on Wednesday. In addition, he disclosed that in two weeks, tickets for the June 1–29 event will go on sale. The semifinals and championship game of the 20-team, 29-day tournament will take place in the Caribbean islands, with the remaining 16 matches taking place in the United States.