The International Cricket Council (ICC) have confirmed the three venues from the United States of America, the co-hosts for next year’s men’s T20 World Cup alongside the West Indies. ICC have locked in on three venues from the USA, which will be Dallas, Florida, and New York.
The United States will host the T20 World Cup for the first time and the three venues which will be hosting the 20 teams competing for the top T20 prize have been finalized at last.
The Grand Prairie in Dallas, Broward County in Florida and Nassau County in New York will be hosting the World Cup games on American soil. In November 2021, ICC had awarded the rights to co-host the T20 World Cup 2024 to the USA and the West Indies.
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After an extensive evaluation of several options, the three cities have been finalized. According to a report from the ICC website, the current seating capacity of all three venues will be increased using modular stadium solutions.
A 34,000-seater modular stadium which will host multiple sports and other events will be built in Eisenhower Park in Nassau County, New York for which the pending permit is likely to be awarded next month.
The seating capacities of both the Grand Prairie and Broward County will also be increased to give the fans a premium hospitality experience.
Talking about hosting the biggest-ever T20 World Cup in history on USA soil, ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said the three chosen venues would help boost the popularity of cricket in America.
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“We’re delighted to announce the three USA venues that will host part of the biggest ICC Men’s T20 World Cup ever staged, with 20 teams competing for the trophy. The USA is a strategically important market and these venues give us an excellent opportunity to make a statement in the world’s biggest sport market,” said Allardice.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to use modular stadium technology to present world-class cricket in a location that has not previously hosted an ICC global event giving USA cricket fans the chance to watch the world’s best on their doorstep,” added the ICC supremo.
Apart from the three host cities, there are several other venues being shortlisted by the ICC for pre-event matches and training. One of the facilities being discussed is the George Mason University in Washington, home of the franchise Washington Freedom, the Major League Cricket (MLC) franchise.