The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is named after Vivian Richards who was one of the most successful captains of West Indies. Antigua and Barbuda and Leeward Islands are the home teams of this stadium. The stadium is built near the country’s capital city and international Airport. The stadium was specially built in 2007 to host Cricket World Cup matches. The stadium successfully hosted Super 8 matches of the World Cup. Not only short format of cricket, the stadium has also hosted test matches. The first test match played in this stadium was between Australia and West Indies in 2008.
Highlights of the stadium
- Address: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua West Indies.
- The stadium was established in October, 2006 and the first match was played on 27 March 2007.
- Total stadium capacity is 10,000 but for Cricket World Cup, 2007 it was 20,000.
- Only 10 balls were bowled during test match between West Indies and England on 13 February 2009.
The stadium has two main stands i.e. the northern Stand and the five stories South Stand. The stadium provides some excellent facilities like a practice pitch for different cricket teams, media centre, underground passageways which are used by cricket teams to move about and much more.