Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium or Barsapara Cricket Stadium is new International stadium built in Assam. It is situated in Guwahati, largest city of Assam. It is also named as ACA Stadium, wherein ACA stands for Assam Cricket Association. It was recently build to host international cricket matches in this north eastern state of India. BCCI wanted a good stadium in this region of country, and Barsapara Cricket Stadium came in at the right moment. After being approved as international matches, this cricket stadium will host its first international match this year.
Barsapara Cricket Stadium will host India Vs Australia T20 match later this year, as part of Australia tour of India 2017. Guwahati stadium was established in 2012 and has seating capacity of 60,000. It has hosted several Ranji Matches and interstate ODI matches.Barsapara Cricket Stadium Seating Layout is very spacious as it can accommodate around 60000 odd spectators. The ACA stadium can boast of having such high capacity.
Barsapara International Stadium Upcoming Match Schedule
|Match Name||Format||Series Name|
|India vs Australia||T20||Match of India Australia Series (Date Not Decided)|
BCCI made a recent announcement that Australia will be touring India, in the middle of September 2017. India Vs Australia T20 match will be played at Barsapara stadium. ACA stadium’s first International match will be between these two former world champions, no better teams could have played here for this stadium’s debut match.
The India Vs Australia series 2017 has 5 ODI matches, hosts of these matches will be MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai, Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru, Nagpur Cricket Stadium, Holkar Cricket Stadium Indore and Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium Kolkata. Apart from the ODI series, Australia will play three T20 as well. The India Vs Australia T20 series 2017 will be played in Barsapara stadium Guwahati, Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Hyderabad and Ranchi Cricket Stadium.
Barsapara Stadium Ticket Booking Procedure
Barsapara stadium T20 tickets can be booked online as well as offline. The online websites like kyazoonga, bookmyshow and eventshow etc are generally the official tickets distributors. The mobile android applications are also launched by these websites and booking can be done by using them. The offline tickets are available at the Barsapara cricket stadium ticket counter. As it is first international match, we are also not sure about the offline mode, however we expect that ticket counter will also sell the tickets for India Vs Australia T20 match of 2017 series.
For online booking, visit the online ticket website and select the match, follow the instructions given there. Credit card, Debit card and internet banking can be used to book these tickets. Barsapara Cricket stadium seating map can be seen at the time of online ticket booking. Sometimes home delivery of tickets is also available, with few conditions. Once the booking is done, e-tickets are sent to the mail ID. These tickets should be changed for physical entry pass at the stadium box office. At the box office, one need to show card, through which payment is made. The same process should be followed for India Vs Australia T20 match of 2017, hosted here. Barsapara stadium ticket price is still not clear, as this detail generally comes out couples of week before the match. Ticket cost is disclosed when the ticket are made available.
Barsapara Stadium Map and How to Reach
Barsapara cricket stadium is located within the Guwahati city. It can be easily reached from the Guwahati Railway Station, Chhaygaon, as it is 6.5 Km away from stadium. However, if you are planning to reach here from Guwahati airport, it is a 1 hour drive. Distance of Guwahati Airport to Barsapara Stadium is more than 25 Km. Stadium is very well connected with the rest of the city.
Barsapara Cricket Stadium General Guidelines and Amenities
Barsapara cricket stadium is one of the modern cricket stadium of the country, being the newest one. The stadium is built while keeping all the important facilities in mind. It has ample amount of toilets and water drinking outlets. The food canteen is good enough, and seems like it can manage huge crowd. There might be certain restrictions for visitors, which should be kept in mind to have a pleasant experience of watching matches here. List of restricted items in Barsapara Stadium should go like; plastic bag and bottles are not allowed, no eatables and drinkables can be taken inside along with any item which can be thrown (coin, earphones, metal items), binoculars and video camera is also forbidden entry. Cricket stadiums in India are generally abide by these rules.
Few items which might be allowed, such as baby food and diapers etc. If any restricted item is checked while frisking at entry gate, it will be retained most probably. So it is advised to keep your pockets as light as possible while going to watch cricket match. Barsapara stadium parking facility is present and it is advised to reach there little early to avoid last moment rush.
The stadium is newest and hence all the infrastructure is in very good condition here. ACA has spend good amount of money to make it world class. Its media tribune has capacity of around 250, most in the country. Another quality of this stadium is Its state of the art broadcast centre. The stadium is said to have the most modern facilities, as compared to other stadium of India. Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium is another Gem in the state of Assam, and it will shine in the years to come.