Uppal Cricket stadium- Guide
The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, once recognized as the Visaka International Cricket Stadium Ground, is the primary cricket facility located in Uppal, an eastern suburb of the Hyderabad city. This Cricket Stadium is the home ground of the Hyderabad Cricket Association. It has a capacity of 55,000 and is spread over 16 acres of land.
History of Uppal Cricket stadium
In the year 2003, a proposal for a new stadium was submitted by the HCA to the then Andhra Pradesh government, headed by N. Chandrababu Naidu was The proposal was quickly approved and the HCA was allocated a budget for the same. The government has also identified a large piece of land suitable for the project in Uppal.
In 2004 Uppal Cricket stadium was renamed as Visakha International Cricket Stadium. By 2005 when most of the stadium was constructed, it was ready to host its first ODI between India and South Africa. However, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Rajasekhara Reddy decided to rename the stadium as Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in memory of former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi.
Today, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is one of the professional cricket grounds in India, and a world-class facility equipped with floodlights on six towers, which enable the ground to host day-night matches. The spacious reception hallway of the stadium houses various memorabilia and galleries of cricketers and officials whose significant contribution to the Hyderabad Cricket Association cannot be singled out.
Spread over 696,960 square feet, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium has a host of facilities, including parking zones, commentator boxes, corporate rooms, exclusive stands for umpires, practice nets, press rooms with all communication installations, state-of-the-art dressing rooms, and more.
How to reach Uppal Cricket stadium
By Air- The Nearest airport from this stadium is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport which is at a distance of about 31.7 kms. From here you can easily reach this stadium by using local transport services.
By Train- Nearest railway station from this temple is Secunderabad Railway Station which is at a distance of about 7.2 kms and Hyderabad Deccan Railway Station or Nampally Railway Station which is at a distance of 10.4 kms. From these railway station you can easily reach this stadium by using local transport services.
By Road- Roads to Uppal Cricket stadium are well connected with the other cities of the country so you can easily reach this temple by using local transport services or taxi from any part of the country.
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