Populous partners with International Cricket Council on Men’s T20 World Cup Stadium

Populous, in partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC), has unveiled a state-of-the-art, 34,000-seat modular cricket stadium for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in New York. The Nassau County International Cricket Stadium will host eight matches throughout the month of June, providing fans and spectators a world-class experience in a sustainably designed venue. 

Beginning construction in February, the stadium’s design utilises sustainable, temporary solutions while meeting the stringent cricket standards that the ICC has in place — offering a world-first for the sport.

The grandstands, originally used for the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, are being repurposed for the primary general admission seats, while over 80,000 square feet of hospitality space will include a party deck, fan suites, cabanas and VIP clubs, offering an unparalleled experience.

Additionally, a variety of food and beverage outlets will help provide a top-tier experience for all guests attending the largest ICC event ever, in addition to strategically placed media and broadcast areas.

The drop-in pitch, designed and curated in Australia, is being grown in Florida and will be transported to New York in early May, offering one of the finest wickets in the world. The development of the pitch is being overseen by Adelaide Oval Turf Solutions and the outfield cultivated by LandTek Group, the sports turf experts responsible for the fields for the New York Yankees, New York Mets and Inter Miami’s stadium and training fields. 

Fans will have their opportunity to be a part of history by attending a festival of cricket and seeing the world’s best players in action, with eight ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 matches hosted at the venue between June 3-12, including one of the sport’s biggest rivalries India against Pakistan, and USA versus India.

ICC Chief Executive, Geoff Allardice, said:

We are excited to be unveiling the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

It is an incredibly important milestone in the lead up to the biggest ICC event ever, with work commencing on the stadium which will be able to accommodate 34,000 cricket fans.

We are partnering with world-class suppliers to deliver the modular stadium to ensure that players and fans can enjoy an unforgettable experience across the eight matches in New York in June this year.

The design team behind this ambitious project is Populous, a global leader in sports and entertainment venue architecture and design, renowned for creating some of the most iconic stadia worldwide, including the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. In New York, they are the architect of record for both the New York Yankees and New York Mets.

Jeff Keas, Senior Principal at Populous, said:

Cricket is a truly global sport with a passionate, knowledgeable fanbase, and we’re thrilled to partner with the ICC and help bring the Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup to the United States. The modular, sustainable stadium we’ve designed will create a fantastic experience for both U.S. and international cricket fans and visitors to enjoy watching the world’s best teams and players.

Source & imagery, courtesy: Populous

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