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Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Saint John Parish
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Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is a stadium in North Sound, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda. It was built for use in the 2007 Cricket World Cup where it hosted Super 8 matches. The stadium usually caters for 10,000 people, but temporary seating doubled its capacity for the 2007 World Cup. The stadium is named after former West Indies cricket captain Viv Richards.The stadium is about 10–20 minutes' drive from the capital city, St. John's, and the country's international airport. The venue cost approximately US$60 million to build, with the majority of the funds coming from a Chinese Government grant. The first Test match staged on the ground began on 30 May 2008 when the West Indies hosted Australia, with the match ending in a draw.The stadium constitutes two main stands: the Northern Stand and the five story South Stand. In 2008, the roof of the South Stand was damaged by high winds. Other facilities include a practice pitch for the various cricket teams, training infrastructure and a media centre. Sir Viv Richards Stadium is one of the few state-of-the-art venues that encompass underground passageways for the cricket teams to move about in.Prior to the start of the first Test against England on 13 April 2015, the north and south ends were renamed for two former West Indies cricketers, Sir Curtly Ambrose and Sir Andy Roberts.Put Sir Vivian Richards Stadium into our St. John's vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in St. John's.
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Went along to the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium to watch the West Indies play India in the first test. The ground is impressive, but doesn't have the same atmosphere as the old Antigua Recreation Ground... read more »
We were not able to find out any information about upcoming cricket matches so we drove to the stadium to see it. When we arrived we found at the entrance they were selling tickets to a match that was... read more »
As a cricket nut despite no game just had to visit and see the scene of many modern games. Well worth popping by for a few minutes
Marvin PRASANNA Swapnaraja
I love this ground because india won the test match against foolish windies in this ground
Love becz. Cricket
If you enjoy cricket this is the place to see it
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