Wankhede Stadium is the most iconic grounds in the country that is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Sheshrao Krushnarao Wankhede stadium, better known as Wankhede stadium is one of the renowned and largest stadiums in the country. The stadium is named after the name of a politician and former secretary of the Mumbai Cricket Association, Mr. S. K. Wankhede. This stadium is known to have hosted several International Cricket matches, ODI matches and T20 matches on regular basis.
This stadium is built in 1974 after a chaotic discussion between Mumbai Cricket Association and Cricket club of India. By now, many renowned and prominent cricket players such as Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and many others have displayed their talent in this stadium. Not only this, the stadium had gained recognition for its construction that took place within 6 months, which is almost unbelievable on account of the spacious accommodation of about 32000 people, it offers.
Being the most prestigious stadiums in the country, the stadium holds about 7 stadium stands from which 3 are named after the renowned cricket players, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Vijay Merchant.
The stadium witnessed several world class matches; the most notable was the final match of Cricket World Cup between Sri Lanka and India in 2011, in which India made a win over Sri Lanka by 6 wickets. Also, this is the stadium that had witnessed the last International match played by the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Also, it is the stadium that has been the witness for watching six sixes drawn by Ravi shastri in an over.
Nearest Tourist Attractions
Visiting Wankhede stadium can take you to other major tourist attractions of Mumbai city as well among which the first Anglican Church, St. Thomas Cathedral situated at D. N. Road holds the major spot. Also, one can enjoy visiting the fabulous monument, ‘The Gateway of India’ near the stadium. Even the famous ‘Hanging Gardens’ located in Malabar hills in Mumbai can be a great location.
How to Reach Wankhede Stadium?
By road: A great road network is available to reach the stadium. One can hire an auto-rickshaw or taxi from the Mumbai city to the stadium. Even Local B.E.S.T buses are can leave you at the Churchgate Bus Terminus from where the stadium is located at a distance of 5 minutes.
By rail: One can reach Wankhede stadium through the Church gate Station that is located very close to the stadium. Also, many local trains arrive from different stations of the Mumbai city and land at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Terminus, which is also located very close to the stadium.
Wankhede Stadium is the renowned location in the Mumbai city that receives a major footfall of the spectators during several test matches, ODI matches and even International matches. It is the most prestigious and important stadiums that carries the history of holding some of the unforgettable matches of Cricket.