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jayant   |  2022-04-03

DY Patil Stadium: 11 interesting facts you need to know

The DY Patil Stadium or the DY Patil Sports Stadium is one of the newest cricket and football stadiums in India.

Even though it is mainly a cricket stadium, it is also used for Football, music concerts, and many other events.

So, here are 11 interesting facts about the DY Patil Stadium

Pic Credit: hafeezcontractor.com

1) In 2005, before the opening of the current stadium, the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy (DYPSA) used to organize India’s first official T20 tournament at this ground

2) Owned by the DY Patil Sports Academy, this stadium was designed by Hafeez Contractor.

For the preparation of the ground, authorities took guidance from Neil Tainton and John Klug, and to minimize rain interruption, the outfield here is sand-based.

3) Located at Nerul in Navi Mumbai, this stadium has a seating capacity of 55,000 spectators

4) It has a concealed underground drainage system along with a practice ground with 10 practice pitches next to the main stadium.

5) In March 2008, the stadium got inaugurated and was the home ground for Mumbai Indians for a brief period

6) In 2008, this stadium hosted three IPL matches including the finals of the 2008 IPL.

7) Between February and April, this Stadium hosts the DY Patil T20 Tournament which acts as a breeding ground for young talented cricketers.

8) In 2010, this stadium hosted the 2010 IPL Final between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI)

9) Designed to be earthquake-proof, with the facilities of fire-fighting and evacuation, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) Times Shield matches are also played at this stadium

10) The Road Safety World Series T20 tournament used this stadium pitch for a few matches before they moved to Raipur due to the Covid-19 pandemic

11) It is one of four grounds (the other being Wankhede, Brabourne, and MCA ) to host group stage matches in IPL 2022

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