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Wankhede In Danger! MCA Plans To Build 1 Lakh Capacity Stadium In Mumbai

A superb view of Wankhede Stadium (BCCI)A superb view of Wankhede Stadium (BCCI)

In a major breaking, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has taken a big step in order to keep their authority to host a major World Cup event. The MCA is all set to construct a stadium on 50 acres of open land in the Thane district, with an expected crowd capacity to be around one lakh capacity.

The TOI has confirmed the development of the news, and now, once it is done, it will be interesting to see who will get the World Cup final hosting rights.

MCA To Build Huge Stadium In Mumbai

“The MCA is looking to build a massive 1 lakh capacity cricket stadium, spread on around 50 acres of open land in Amane, which is 26km off Thane, and 68km from the Wankhede Stadium. The MCA has filled the open tender floated by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) to acquire the land parcel," a source told TOI.

"The association is waiting for approval from the Maharashtra govt,” the source added.

Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, the largest of all in the world, got the nod last time in the ODI World Cup. Eden Gardens had the final in the 2016 T20 World Cup, and prior to that, Wankhede saw India win the 2011 ODI World Cup.

Now, with the new Mumbai Stadium’s news emerging with a huge capacity, this will surely be one of the frontrunners to join the race for a World Cup final. Notably, India will host the T20 World Cup in 2026, alongside co-hosts Sri Lanka.

In addition, the TOI report also added that it was a 'dream project' for former MCA President Amol Kale, who passed away in June in New York.