Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow is one of India’s largest cricket grounds. It can host up to 50,000 fans at a time, making it the third largest stadium in the country and the sixth largest stadium in the world in terms of the seating capacity. To add to the fans’ comfort, it is host to a wide range of facilities that could make their experience more comfortable and memorable.
The stadium is replete with world class facilities to promote the growth of sports in Uttar Pradesh for both men and women in the national as well as international foray. The stadium is approved by ICC and BCCI and is equipped to host day/night matches, and has world class facilities for players, fans, VIPs and media personnel.
Facilities available here include but are not limited to 32 platinum boxes, VVIP & VIP lounges, dining halls & conference halls and a media gallery. These provide a spectacular view of the ongoing match and make for a more immersive experience. The facilities don’t just end here, as there is also access to a rehabilitation center, gymnasium, guest house and a sports academy. For the ultimate needs of the players, it is equipped with a separate gym, a players’ pavilion, physiotherapy area, dope testing labs and dispensaries. To put a cherry on the cake, it is also be host to an audio visual room, a commentary box and an umpires’ lounge.
If you thought cricket was the only sport that could be played at Ekana, think again. It has world class squash, basketball, badminton courts, a volleyball ground, kabaddi arena and rinks for boxing as well as wrestling. Not only that, it even has an international size football ground and a synthetic tennis court! It also has the provision to host track and field events with an Olympic standard synthetic track that runs around the football field.
Ekana stadium has a one of a kind design and is extremely well thought out in it’s execution to cater to the needs of not just international cricket matches, but to meet the standards of other internationally played sports too. Lucknowites are proud to have a state of the art International stadium in their city.