The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad is one of the biggest cricket stadiums in India from the point of view of capacity. It seats about 55,000 fans and plays host to the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in the Indian Premier League.
This stadium replaced the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in Hyderabad as the city’s main cricket ground. The Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium had hosted three Tests and 14 ODis between 1983-84 and 2003.
Also known as the Hyderabad Cricket Stadium in Uppal or the Uppal Stadium, this stadium is one of the few grounds which has hosted Test match cricket as well, to go with ODIs and T20Is. Important matches like the 2017 and 2019 IPL have been hosted at this ground. This stadium in Hyderabad will also be one of the 10 stadiums to host a 2023 World Cup match but the only one to not have India playing there.
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Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium World Cup Tickets & Schedule
Other than hosting a few warm-up games during the tournament, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium was also involved in three main matches.
- Pakistan v Netherlands: Pakistan began their campaign on a solid note as they romped past Netherlands by 81 runs in their opener at this venue.
- New Zealand v Netherlands: New Zealand defeated Netherlands by 99 runs to notch up their second win in a row.
- Pakistan v Sri Lanka: In what turned out to be one of the best chases of the tournament, Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique hit centuries on their way to making 345/4 in 48.2 overs against a lacklustre Sri Lankan bowling.
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium IPL 2024 Tickets
Tickets for IPL 2024 matches at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad can be booked online through platforms like PayTM, Bookmyshow, and insiders.in, or offline at the stadium’s ticket counter. The online process is more convenient, allowing seat selection and digital payment, with the option for home delivery of tickets.
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Seating Layout
There are various stands associated with the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad based on the information obtained from official ticketing partners.
Typically tickets for the following stands are available for cricket matches hosted here:
- Kuhl Fans – South East Pavilion Second Terrace
- South West Pavilion Second Terrace
- South West Pavilion First Terrace
- Kuhl Fans – South East Pavilion First Terrace
- Ebixcash -East Pavilion Terrace BAY-1 & 2 First Floor
- West Pavilion Terrace BAY-1 & 2 First Floor
- BKT Tires – East Stand Ground Floor
- Kuhl Fans – West Pavilion Ground Floor
- BKT Tires – North Pavilion First Floor
- South West Pavilion First Floor
- Orange Army Lounge – North Pavilion East Ground Floor
- Various Corp Boxes
Built in 2005, it was supposed to be called the Visakha International Cricket Stadium but was changed to its current name at the eleventh hour. Former Hyderabad and India batsman VVS Laxman has an end named after him at this ground as an honour.
Back in 2009, Sachin Tendulkar had hit an individual best of 175 at this stadium in an ODI against Australia. It was a match which India went on to narrowly lose in heart-breaking circumstances. Later in 2023, Shubham Gill would break that record with a double-century against New Zealand.
Some of the other records at this ground at the time of writing include India’s four wins and one drawn match record in Tests played at this ground – the only ground in the country in which they have played at least five matches and not lost a match.
How to get to Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad by Bus, Metro or Train?
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Address: CH42+J59, RGI Stadium Rd, Uppal, Hyderabad, Telangana 500039
Nearest Metro Station: Stadium Metro Station
The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is located in Uppal in Hyderabad and there are multiple ways to get to the stadium.
If you are opting to take the metro, then the Stadium Metro Station on the Blue Line is the best place to get off. This is a three-minute walk from the Uppal Stadium in Hyderabad.
If you are coming from outside of the city and have taken a train that reaches the Begumpet Station – one of the biggest stations in Hyderabad – then you can take a cab from there to the stadium. It will take you about 30 minutes to get there.
The other railway station to get off is the Secunderabad Station which is a lot closer to this stadium. You will need only 15 minutes to reach here by cab or you could take the aforementioned Metro to the Stadium stop.
The Hyderabad airport is about 33 km away from the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium and the best way to land in the city and reach the stadium is take a cab. It will take you about 50 minutes at best.