As if it weren’t enough to take a seat at a hotly anticipated sporting clash, travelling around the world to follow the greats as they compete has the added benefit of bringing you to some of the world’s most stunning and iconic stadiums.
So, which ones aren’t to be missed?
Utterly surrounded by rolling hills covered in a dense carpet of tropical trees, the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground has the feel of being simply dropped down in the middle of a forest. From most seats, you’ll not only get a good look at the action but you’ll be able to gaze at the lush green forests and the bright blue sky, dreaming of what else you’ll experience when you're on a cricket tour to the West Indies.
Set in the foothills of the Himalayas over 1,400m above sea level, this spectacular stadium takes some effort to reach on an Indian cricket tour, but once you get there, you've rewarded dividends in the dramatic scenery of the snow-capped Dauladhar mountain range.
An added benefit of this stadium is that not only are the stands low, allowing you to enjoy the scenery during the game, but you’ll also be able to see more of the action because there’s no fencing between the grounds and the seating area.
With the imposing Table Mountain National Park looming above the green, Newlands Cricket Ground feels like it could be a movie set. With such incredible surrounding scenery, it’s no surprise that Newlands is often touted as one of the world’s most iconic stadiums and a great venue to visit when touring South Africa watching England play.
For the best views in the house, we recommend opting for one of the glass-fronted private suites that are situated on the third or fourth floor.
Galle International Stadium is heralded as one of the most picturesque stadiums in the world because of its stunning architecture that surroundings.
Perched on a small peninsula on the southern tip of Sri Lanka, this stadium is bordered on one side by the ramparts of the 16th century Galle Fort, where fans will congregate with flags and banners to watch the game. This makes it such a unique experience so being able to be there, watching cricket is unforgettable.
A truly unique atmosphere.
Pukekura Park, a 52-hectare botanical garden in New Zealand’s New Plymouth city is a lush wonderland of lakes, forests, flowers and waterfalls that are a delight to explore.
Hidden amongst the gardens are exciting entertainment venues and playgrounds, as well as the Pukekura Cricket Grounds which you'll no doubt be visiting when going on a cricket tour of New Zealand.
With trees rising up on all sides and seats set into tiered grassy banks, this stadium has the feel of a fairy-tale garden that you just happened to stumble across. What a find!
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