Trivandrum International Cricket stadium is a cricket stadium located in Trivandrum, Kerala. It is also known as Greenfield International Stadium or Greenfield Cricket Stadium, Trivandrum. Stadium is built over the land of University of Kerala. This stadium is a part of the sport hub, spread over a large area of 37 acres. The stadium is constructed by spending a whopping amount of 240 crore rupee, and has all the facilities of an international cricket stadium. It was established in January 2015, and its construction went on for 3 years (2012-2015).
It has seating capacity of 50000, not many stadiums can accommodate such high number of spectators. The sports hub has many other stadiums as well including swimming pool, Football stadium, etc. Stadium is operated by Kariavattom Sports Facilities Limited. Its tenants are University of Kerala, India national football team Kerala Evergreen FC and Government of Kerala, Indian Cricket Team. Despite all the world class facilities, it is waiting for host its first international cricket match. After the recent announcement made by BCCI about Sri Lanka tour of India, the wait is over. This Cricket stadium is selected for India Vs Sri Lanka T20 match. Date of India Vs Sri Lanka Greenfield Cricket stadium match is 20 December 2017.
Greenfield Cricket Stadium Upcoming Match Schedule
BCCI officials confirmed about Sri Lanka Tour of India, happening later this year. Neighbour team is expected to arrive in the middle of October. Sri Lanka will be playing 3 Test Matches, 3 ODI matches and 3 T20 matches. Greenfield Stadium is selected to host its first ever T20 international match during this series. Sri Lanka Vs India T20 match of 20 December will be played here.
Sri Lanka Tour of India 2017 will have 9 matches, 3 matches of all the three formats. Test matches will be happening in Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium Kolkata, Nagpur Cricket Stadium and Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi. ODI’s will be played Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Mohali Cricket Stadium and Visakhapatnam Cricket Stadium. T20 between India and Sri Lanka will be played at Thiruvananthapuram Stadium, Holkar Cricket Stadium Indore and Wankhede Stadium Mumbai.
Greenfield International Cricket Stadium Ticket Booking Procedure
Trivandrum stadium tickets booking might be available through online as well as offline mode. In most of the cases, cricket match ticket for international matches are made available few weeks before start of the match. We are expecting that offline tickets will be booked by ticket counter at stadium venue. Trivandrum stadium online tickets will be booked through websites like bookmyshow, kyazoonga, eventshow etc. These websites are generally authorised to sell tickets in India. India Vs Sri Lanka T20 match tickets booking would be started end of October months this year.
Cricket match online ticket booking procedure is rather simple. Visit the website selling ticket, select the desired match. The cricket stadium seating layout will be opened, select the desired seat and proceed. At the end, online payment is needed, can be done using internet banking, Credit card or debit card. Once the ticket is booked, online ticket or E ticket is sent to the mail Id of user. This ticket should be exchanged for physical ticket or entry pass, at box office or ticket counter (depends on the website process). At the box office, show card used at the time of online payment. India Vs Sri Lanka T20 match ticket booking will be done the same way. Greenfield stadium ticket price will be made available during ticket booking. Ticket cost will be shared here, once it is made available to us.
Trivandrum Greenfield Stadium Map and How to Reach
The stadium is located at a distance of 16 Km from Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station. The drive will take half an hour, with little traffic on the way. Trivandrum International Airport is 13 Km away from Trivandrum Greenfield Stadium, 25-30 minutes ride is needed to reach by road. This stadium is not much far away from railway station or airport, making it easily accessible. Greenfield stadium Parking is shown in the map. The main entrance and entrance plaza is shown by number 1 and 2. Club house, Bus parking, VIP entry and service entry are also provided within the stadium campus.
Trivandrum Cricket Stadium General Guidelines and Amenities
Greenfield Stadium of Trivandrum is the only cricket stadium in Kerala, which is currently listed to host international matches. Stadium is newly built, hence it has been built with all modern facilities. Stadium seating arrangement is spacious and its capacity is more than 50000. To house so many visitors, it has ample amount of drinking water outlets, washrooms. The sports hub has Food-courts, VIP seating and Parking as well. It has VIP seating capacity of 4000, and parking big enough to accommodate many cars at once. Corporate box is situated in the East stand North pavilion and their count is 31. For the specially abled visitors, seating arrangement for 500 is available. Facilities for cricket players, media houses and broadcast is also present here.
There are few rules, followed by the stadium authorities and visitors. During international match days, some items are not allowed entry inside the stadiums in India. The list of restricted items includes throwable items such as coins, water bottles, pen drives, power bank, data cable, video camera, earphones, binoculars, eatables and drinkables. However some items are allowed entry, such as baby food and baby items. Frisking is done at the entry gate of stadium, by security officials. If any restricted item is found, they might deposit it and chances of getting it back is very less.
If someone is planning to watch international match between India and Sri lanka, better reach there few minutes before. It is always good to avoid last minute rush and early birds are lucky to get good parking spot. Overall Greenfield stadium reviews are good but many people has not visited there, as it is yet to host international matches. after India Vs Sri Lanka match 2017, we will get better knowledge of these facilities and how the stadium authorities manages it.