The most exciting thing of this year is the Cricket World Cup 2007 i.e. going to held from 5 th march in West Indies and continues within a period span of 51 days. A total of 16 teams from 5 continents are participating and 9 Caribbean countries will host the entire event. All matches consist of several Warm-up matches, Group Stage, Super Eight, Semifinal and two semifinalists will contest for the final at Barbados on 28 th April.
In the process of providing you all possible information about the World Cup 2007, here is a list of all venues, about the stadium, seating capacity and other facilities available in the venue.
1 - Antigua & Barbuda: Lovely coastline and picturesque scenic beauty make it one of the must visited tourist destinations in the Eastern Caribbean. As one of the premier tourist destination all kinds of facilities hotels, restaurants and beach resorts are available for a comfortable stay. World Cup matches will be played on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
Capacity – 20,000 (10,000 permanent) seats
Matches – Super 8s
2 - Barbados: With a coastline of 97 km, this little Island located on the west of the capital city Bridgetown attracts tourists for its white sand beaches and scenic surroundings. Established in the year 1871, the Kensington Oval is one of the best stadia equipped with all kinds of facilities for the comfort of spectators. This is going to host some of the matches of Super 8 stage and the Final of 2007 cricket world cup.
Capacity – 28,000 seats
Match – Super 8s and Final
3 - Grenada: Located on the outskirt of the capital St George’s, it is one of the venues that will host the world cup. The world-class Queen’s Park Stadium is the stadium that will host some warm-up and 6 Super-8 matches. It has a capacity of 13,000 but has been increased to 20,000 for the world cup matches with temporary stands.
Capacity – 17,000
Match – Super 8s
4 - Guyana: Located on the East Bank Damerara, the city is known for its players like Clive Lloyd, Lance Gibbs and the Providence Stadium of Guyana is going to host matches of the second stage (Super 8s).
Capacity – 16,000 seats
Match – Super8s
5 - Jamaica: Jamaica has large number of cricket lovers that has produced world-class players like Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh. It is one of the nine venues that will host the opening ceremony including all first round Group-D matches and one of the semifinals. Matches will held on two stadia named the Sabina Park,Kingston and Trelawny Stadium of Greenfield.
Sabina Park, Kingston
Capacity – 21,000 seats
Match – Opening Match, Group Stage, Semi Final
Capacity – 25,000 Seats
Matches – Warm up & opening ceremony
6 - Trinidad & Tobago: Queens Park Oval the oldest one along with the newly constructed Brian Lara stadium are the two going to provide live action of cricket world cup 2007.
Queens Park Oval
Capacity – 17,000 seats
Matches – Group Stage
Brian Lara Stadium
Capacity – 15000
Match – Warm up matches
7 - St. Lucia: Scenic beauty has already made it one of the hottest tourist destinations and so it is hoped to draw a large number of crowd for the world cup cricket matches that St. Lucia is going to host. Located in Gros Islet the Beausejour Stadium will host first stage Group C matches and one of the semifinals.
Capacity – Originally 12,000 but increased to 20,000 for CW
Match – Group C matches, Semi-final
8 – St Kitts & Nevis: It is one of the nine host venues for ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 and will host the first stage Group-A matches at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium. Located at Basseterre, St Kitts, the stadium has an originally seating capacity of 8,200 but has been increased to 10,000 for this world cup. Though, it has yet to host an international match but is well equipped with all kinds facilities of international standard both for players and spectators.
Capacity – 10,000 (increased for WC)
Match – Group-A matches
9 – St Vincent and the Grenadines: Located at the south of the island, the Arnos Vale Stadium in St Vincent will host 4 warm up matches and can draw considerable numbers of crowd with its 12,000 seating capacity. The stadium has all kinds of facilities of international standards to meet spectators’ needs.
Capacity – 12,000 seating capacity
Match – Warm up matches