Finally, it’s time that Lucknowites will witness first ever match at Ekana International Stadium. In the 2018 edition of IPL Matches, you will get to see Delhi Daredevils’ playing in this newly constructed stadium. The stadium with the world-class facilities is the latest stadium added to the grounds hosting IPL.
Well it’s not the first match to be hosted by Ekana
Lucknow has been waiting for long for an International level match to be played in the stadium, but it’s not for the first time that the stadium is hosting a match. The Ekana Stadium has earlier hosted day-night Trophy games in the 2017-18 domestic seasons. However, it certainly will be the first time for a grand show.
Also, it was almost final that the stadium would host the third ODI in the New Zealand tour to India in October 2017, but the ground was incomplete and hence the match was played at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur.
What makes Ekana Stadium a popular choice & a much talked about stadium
Ekana Stadium is grand and Lucknowites are proud of it. What makes it a popular choice for Delhi Daredevils’ matches is that compared to Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, which is a usual home ground for the team, Ekana Stadium has around 9000 more seats.
The stadium has a capacity to house 50,000 people and is the second largest cricket ground in India after Eden Garden in Kolkata. Thus, paving a way for more spectators for the match and resulting in more sales of tickets.
The Big Day!
As the IPL auctions have been wrapped the authorities are prepping up for the first match of 2018 edition of IPL. The first match will be played on April 7 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Also, the last IPL match will be played at the same venue in Mumbai.
Well, Lucknowites I am sure you are excited for IPL will definitely raise a bar higher this season so don’t forget to book your tickets coz it’s time to watch the match LIVE in the true sense.