Populous Partners with International Cricket Council on Men’s T20 World Cup Stadium
January 17, 2024
Populous, the global leader in sports and entertainment venue architecture and design, in partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC), has unveiled a state-of-the-art, 34,000-seat modular cricket stadium for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in New York. The Nassau County International Cricket Stadium will host eight matches throughout the month of June, providing fans and spectators a world-class experience in a sustainably designed venue.
“Cricket is a truly global sport with a passionate, knowledgeable fanbase and we’re thrilled to partner with the ICC and help bring the Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup to the United States,” said Jeff Keas, Senior Principal at Populous. “The modular, sustainable stadium we’ve designed will create a fantastic experience for both U.S. and international cricket fans and visitors to enjoy watching the world’s best teams and players.”
Beginning construction in February, the stadium’s design utilizes sustainable, temporary solutions while meeting the stringent cricket standards that the ICC has in place — offering a world-first for the sport. The grandstands, originally used for the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, are being repurposed for the primary general admission seats, while over 80,000 square feet of hospitality space will include a party deck, fan suites, cabanas and VIP clubs, offering an unparalleled experience. Additionally, a variety of food and beverage outlets will help provide a top-tier experience for all guests attending the largest ICC event ever, in addition to strategically placed media and broadcast areas.
The drop-in pitch, designed and curated in Australia, is being grown in Florida and will be transported to New York in early May, offering one of the finest wickets in the world. The development of the pitch is being overseen by Adelaide Oval Turf Solutions and the outfield cultivated by LandTek Group, the sports turf experts responsible for the fields for the New York Yankees, New York Mets and Inter Miami’s stadium and training fields. The Parker Company will project manage the build on behalf of T20 Inc.
Fans will have their opportunity to be a part of history by attending a festival of cricket and seeing the world’s best players in action, with eight ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 matches hosted at the venue between June 3-12, including one of the sport’s biggest rivalries India against Pakistan, and USA versus India.