The Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium is located in Gahunje, Pune (Maharastra). It is also known as Gahunje Cricket Stadium. The cricket stadium is also known as Pune Cricket Stadium. The stadium is owned by Maharashtra Cricket Association. In 2013, the Sahara India Parivar bought the naming rights of the stadium for the sum of 200 Cr Rs and the Stadium was named to Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium. But the company didn’t pay the full amount so the name of the cricket stadium was changed back to Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. The first match which was played on the stadium was between Kings XI Punjab and Pune Warriors in April 2012 and it was an IPL match. In December 2012 the first international T20 match was hosted on this stadium which was a clash between India and England. The only ODI which was played on this stadium was between India v Australia in Oct 13, 2013. The Pune cricket stadium has a seating capacity of 42,000. The stadium is home ground of Maharashtra cricket team, Indian Cricket Team, Veer Marathi and IPL team Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS).
India vs SA 3rd Test 19 October Tickets
During the IPL 2018, Chennai Super Kings matches were shifted to this stadium due to controversies in Chepauk stadium of Chennai. After the successful hosting of Indian Premier League matches no international match played here. After a long gap of around 1 year, this stadium is ready to host India vs SA 3rd Test from 19 October to 24 October 2019. South Africa will play 3 T20 and 3 test matches against India during their India tour. Pune MCA stadium is always ready for big matches like that and preparations for the India SA test has already started. South Africa is a good team with good batsmen and bowlers. India is also prepared to handle the SA team in a sporting way. India SA MCA stadium tickets are in high demand after the declaration of this stadium as a venue for IND vs SA final test 2019.
Ticket for Pune stadium are generally sold through online mode and we are expecting that tickets for India vs South Africa third test will start a couple of weeks before the game. Pune Sahara stadium ticket prices are generally divided into multiple categories to attract all budget people. MCA Ticket rates and tickets are not announced by organizing committee till now and we are expecting that prices will be pocket-friendly. As per guess and last matches average India WI 3rd test tickets rate should start from 100 Rs for a single day and they have many price categories to target all type of fans. All details of India SA Pune match tickets will be shared here after the official announcement.
MCA Stadium Pune Tickets Booking Procedure
Pune stadium will host 3rd test of South Africa tour of India 2019. Final test match of 3 match test series will be held at Sahara stadium Pune. Pune stadium tickets booking procedure is written below:
- Log on to authorized tickets booking website and select city to Pune.
- Now looking for sports category and look for Ind vs SA Pune tickets.
- In ticket section look for the desired match and click on book now button.
- Choose seats from available tickets as per your budget.
- After selecting the tickets payment is required in digital format.
- E-tickets need to be exchanged with physical tickets which are mandatory for entry in Gahunje Stadium Pune.
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Non-Match day Pick-up Address
Will be intimated via email / sms to ticket holders
Match day Pick-up Address
Will be intimated via email / sms to ticket holders.
Pune Cricket Stadium Location Map
This Google map showing the location of Pune cricket stadium.
Pune Cricket Stadium Seating Arrangement
The Pune cricket stadium seating arrangement is shown below. It shows various roads and stands which makes it easier to choose which stand to book and which road to take while visiting the stadium. Parking zones, pavilions, stands, service lane also depicted on the map clearly.
It is located in Mumbai Pune Expressway just in the outskirts of the city. You can clearly see the old and new highway on the layout.
To have a good overall experience and to be ready for the match, there are few things to keep in mind. On receiving your entry passes, check the gate number which is printed on them. You have to head towards the gate number to enter the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium and reach to your stands. There are few only a few numbers of items which are permitted inside the stadium. It is advised not to bring any item other than the wallet and mobile phones, as the list of restricted items is rather long. I may name few of the restricted items: water bottles, data cable, power bank, charger, headphones, coins, metal objects, binoculars, plastic bags, eatables or drinkable, etc. Although, some of the baby food items and baby diapers are allowed. If something gets detained at the entry gates, the probability that you would get it back is really low. The entry gates of the stadium generally open 3 hours prior to the start of the match. So, it is good to enter the stadium before time.
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MCA Stadium Facilities
Pune Cricket stadium has all the basic facilities. There is a cafeteria located inside the stadium which serves good food. The number of washrooms available are also enough. Stadium is in very good condition as it is newly constructed. The stadium seating is constructed in such a was that every spectator experiences a clear view of the stadium. The spectators are seated in four various stands. It has some of the premium facilities for 5,000 members which include squash and badminton courts. It has a spa, swimming pool, restaurants, and bars. It has 80 corporate hospitality boxes too.
Pune Cricket Stadium Review
The stadium is newly constructed and it has a huge seating area. While designing the seating area, the priority was to provide a clear view of the ground to the various stands. The architects(Hopkins Architects) succeed in doing so. The rain is a big problem in Pune and it has caused many matches to be abandoned, so to overcome this problem sand based outfields are developed. These outfield doesn’t allow water to stay on the filed and as a result, stadium gets ready to play again in few minutes after the downpour. The stadium is well equipped with all the latest and basic facilities. The ambiance created here is also magnificent on match days when the ground is full with fans. The experience is rather special. It is advised to visit the cricket stadium by public transport as it faces a lot of rush on match days and bringing your own vehicle can become a headache later on.