IND vs AUS: MCG attendance record expected to fall with the Ahmedabad Test. The fourth Test will begin on March 9, with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in attendance.
Since the introduction of the limited overs format, cricket has been a crowd pleaser. It has been more engaging, especially since the introduction of the shortest format. Yet, despite the fact that various stadiums have been renovated throughout the years, one thing has stayed constant in terms of records.
The overall audience attendance and seating capacity of the great ‘G’ known as the Melbourne Cricket Ground or MCG in Melbourne, Australia, have remained exceptional and unaltered. The MCG constructed in 1853.
In terms of overall seating capacity, the stadium can hold roughly 1,00,024 people, including standing spaces. At the last T20 World Cup, the record attendance of 90,293. Became noteworthy during the opening game between archrivals India and Pakistan. The stadium mostly holds cricket matches, as well as rugby, Australian Rules Football, and soccer.
Yet, the long-standing attendance record may be broken on Thursday. Thanks to the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India. Importantly, the stadium boasts the world’s greatest seating capacity of 1,32,000 seats. At this point, nothing could be more thrilling than India facing Australia in the fourth Test with a WCC final ticket on the line, while Australia has a chance to even the Border-Gavaskar Test series.
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The Australian and Indian Prime Ministers set to attend the fourth Test
In terms of Test cricket attendance records. The 2013-14 edition of ‘The Ashes’ series witnessed a total attendance of 91,112 for a day’s play at the MCG. This can easily be surpassed if the Ahmedabad stadium fills its entire seating capacity. Although some Australian fans were concern about receiving tickets because to the precedence given to students and their families, AAP reports that those worries have been resolve.
Significantly, with the new Ahmedabad stadium poised to break records. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will mark their presence before the game begins to conduct the opening ceremony.
Surprisingly, the stadium rename after the Indian Prime Minister himself following a massive restoration project in 2021. Nevertheless, in terms of the last Test, India has already retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy until 2023. The series is now 2-1 in favor of the hosts. On the contrary, Australia will want to complete the series equally while preserving their pride.
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