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Nassau County International Cricket Stadium Unveiled: Epicenter Of T20 World Cup 2024 Drama
By CricShots - Jan 19, 2024 3:10 pm
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The groundbreaking Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, a state-of-the-art modular venue set to host eight matches of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in New York, has been unveiled. The project, located in Eisenhower Park, Nassau County, just 30 miles east of Manhattan, commenced this week and is scheduled for completion within three months.

Nassau Stadium
Nassau County International Cricket Stadium

Boasting a capacity of 34,000, the stadium will offer premium and general admission seating, VIP suites, hospitality suites, a party deck, and cabanas, providing a comprehensive experience for cricket enthusiasts. While modular stadiums are common in other sports like Formula 1, Golf, and the Olympics, this marks a world-first for cricket.

Designed by Populous, a renowned sports and entertainment venue architecture firm responsible for iconic structures like Yankee Stadium and the Narendra Modi Stadium, the project is set to redefine cricket infrastructure.

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Arena Event Services, with experience from various global sporting events, will handle stadium infrastructure, while The Parker Company, a US-based international sports procurement firm, will manage the build on behalf of T20 Inc.

 

Situated near New York City, the stadium will feature a dedicated fan zone with diverse food and beverage outlets, media and broadcast areas, ensuring a world-class experience for attendees. Sustainability is a focal point, with grandstands previously used for the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix being repurposed for the T20 World Cup venue. Infrastructure work is scheduled to commence in February.

The wicket, a drop-in square similar to those used globally, is currently being curated in Florida and will be transported to New York in early May. Adelaide Oval Turf Solutions, led by renowned Adelaide Oval Head Curator Damian Hough, is developing the pitches, while the LandTek Group, experts in sports turf, will handle the outfield.

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The venue will host eight ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 matches from June 3 to 12, featuring marquee clashes like India vs. Pakistan and host USA vs. India. ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice expressed excitement about unveiling the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, emphasizing its significance as a crucial milestone leading up to the unprecedented ICC event. The collaboration with world-class suppliers aims to deliver an unforgettable experience for players and fans alike.