Established in 1974, Wankhede Stadium went through an upgradation in 2011, right before the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
It now has the capacity to accommodate over 33,000 sporting fans. One of the highlights of the stadium is the suspended cantilever roofs. The Teflon fabric roof is light in weight and heat resistant. There is no beam support for the roof to ensure that the spectators enjoy an unobstructed view. On the roof, there are exhaust fans, which keep the stands cool and allow the breeze from the West to blow in. The stadium has 20 elevators for North and South stands. In fact, while redeveloping the stadium, major changes were made at the North and South end so that the spectators could enjoy better facilities like bucket seating, large number of toilets and food courts. Cricket lovers agree, it is a real pleasure to watch a match at the Wankhede stadium.
It’s India’s second largest stadium.