Mumbai Cricket Association ‘planning’ new 100,000-capacity stadium

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The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is reportedly considering building a new stadium that would have a capacity of 100,000.

The stadium would be located in the village of Amane, in Maharashtra’s Thane district. Amane is around 68km northeast of Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium (pictured).

The Times of India newspaper, citing a source familiar with the matter, reported that the MCA has earmarked a 50-acre plot of land in Amane for the stadium. The source said that the MCA is “waiting for approval” from the Maharashtra government before proceeding with the project.

“It will have all the modern amenities, including two grounds on which first-class matches can be played,” the source told the Times of India.

A new stadium is said to have been the vision of Amol Kale, the late MCA president who passed away last month during the T20 World Cup in New York.

Wankhede Stadium has a capacity of 33,000. Mumbai is also home to the 45,300-capacity DY Patil Stadium and the 50,000-capacity Brabourne Stadium.

The biggest stadium in India – and the largest in the world – is Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The stadium has a capacity of 132,000 and hosted the Cricket World Cup final in 2023.