Wankhede Stadium


* Address: Mumbai
* Country: India
* Capacity: 33,000
* Opened: 1974
* Main use: Cricket
* Tenants: Mumbai cricket team (cricket), Mumbai Indians (cricket)

Extra stadium info – Wankhede Stadium

The Wankhede Stadium hosted its first-ever Cricket World Cup match in October 1987. The game was won by the national cricket team of India. The venue hosted the first-ever Cricket World Cup knockout stage match in India, with tens of thousands of people in attendance. England won the game after beating India by 35 runs. The Wankhede Stadium also hosted the last game of Sachin Tendulkar for the national cricket team of India. He became one of the first athletes with 10 million followers on his main social media page. Sachin Tendulkar is generally regarded as one of the best cricket players ever. He played for both the Mumbai cricket team and the Mumbai Indians.

The Mumbai Indians cricket club is among the major cricket clubs in the world. In 2010, they played their first-ever Indian Premier League final. The Mumbai Indians lost the game against the Chennai Super Kings from Tamil Nadu. In 2013, the Mumbai Indians faced the Chennai Super Kings again in their second Indian Premier League final. The Mumbai Indians won the final after beating the Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs. The Indian Premier League final was played in Kolkata in front of 61,000 spectators.

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