Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium is situated at the Gahunje near the Pimpri-Chincwad in India. For the Maharashtra cricket team this is the home ground for them. Moreover, that it also includes the Maharashtra Cricket Association and (Indian Premier League) IPL team that is Pune Warriors India non-operational. First the seating capacity was not up to the mark and by focusing on the demand of the seats the Hopkins Architects of London was assigned to enhance the seating capacity of the ground and they did it very nicely by increasing the seats about 36,000.
This modification of Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium happened in April 2012 and the first match was played here after the modification in April 2012. That game was of the IPL amid Kings XI Punjab vs Pune Warriors. The first t20 international match was played between the India vs England in December, 2012.
The purpose of this stadium modification is to host the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 here, but the stadium was not yet ready as the original completion date of this stadium was November, 2010, but it was completed in 2012. This stadium was inaugurated by the ICC President that is Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on 1 April, 2012.
Ground Information of Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
- Name: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
- Site: Pune, Maharashtra
- Establishment: April 2012
- Capacity: 34,000
- Owner: Maharashtra Cricket Association
- Architect: Hopkins Architects
- Operator: Pune Stadium Ltd.
- Tenants: Indian Cricket Team, Pune Warriors India92012-2013), Veer Marathi (2013-Present), Kings XI Punjab (2015)
- End Names: Pavilion End, N/A
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium’s International Information
1st ODI: October 13, 2013 (India vs Australia)