ICC confirms New York as venue for Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

One of the locations for the widely awaited 2024 T20 World Cup, which will be jointly hosted by the USA and the West Indies, will be a 34,000-seat temporary stadium roughly 30 miles east of New York City. The original source of this information was Cricbuzz. The building will be built in East Meadow, a hamlet on Long Island, some 30 miles east of Manhattan, in the 930-acre Eisenhower Park. In addition, there will be the eagerly awaited India vs. Pakistan match.

The declaration follows protracted discussions between ICC and New York City officials that failed to result in the construction of a comparable pop arena in the Bronx borough’s Van Cortlandt Park. The city officials were forced to abandon the plans for the Bronx after facing vehement resistance from some residents who live close to the park and one of the local cricket leagues. Nassau County benefited from the Bronx’s defeat because the ICC showed it could act quickly to set up talks with Nassau County officials, who are in charge of maintaining Eisenhower Park.

The ICC has taken note of the many requests for cricket to gain popularity in the US. The country has a two-pronged appeal because it has the largest media market in the world and the fastest-growing cricket market. The USA is regarded as one of the top 4 countries for media rights for ICC competitions in terms of financial value. The ICC made a smart choice when it chose the United States to co-host the T20 World Cup.

However, the US cricketing infrastructure—or lack thereof—has long been a major cause of concern for the ICC. The two other modern cricket venues in the country are the 15,000-seat MLC main stadium in Dallas and Central Broward Park in Miami.

The agreement with Eisenhower Park ought to greatly lessen ICC’s problems with US venues. The USA received about 20 games from the ICC, which will probably be shared among the three cities.

The start and finish dates of the T20 World Cup have already been announced by the ICC. The MLC has a fair chance of utilising the recently built infrastructure at Eisenhower Park to transform the area into MI New York’s new temporary home. The second MLC is now anticipated to take place in July.

According to a statement from the ICC, the venue will be in New York, as Cricbuzz had previously stated. The other two areas are Grand Prairie in Dallas, Texas, and Broward County in Florida.

Geoff Allardice, the chief executive of the International Cricket Council, said: “We’re delighted to announce the three USA venues that will host part of the biggest ICC Men’s T20 World Cup ever staged, with 20 teams competing for the trophy.” Because of these venues, we have a great chance to stand out in the biggest sports market in the world. Strategically, America is an important market.

The interest the event created among prospective hosts really encouraged us, and we looked into a number of places across the country. This illustrated the growing appreciation for cricket’s massive fan base and its capacity to unite diverse groups.

Allardice went on to explain how the 2024 edition will make use of “modular stadium technology” to expand the stadium’s capacity and bring more spectators to live games.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to present world-class cricket in a venue that hasn’t previously hosted an ICC global event using modular stadium technology, giving USA cricket fans the chance to watch the best in the world right on their doorstep,” the group said. This technique was employed in earlier ICC tournaments to expand the venue’s capacity. It is frequently used in various significant sports all across the world. It will allow us to expand the stadiums in Dallas and Florida as well as create what will definitely be a beautiful facility in New York.


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