Three US Cities confirmed as ICC show venues


ICC names venues for T20 WC Image: Broward County

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed three major United States Cities: Dallas, Miami and New York as the venues for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

‘ICC’ stated that the United States is set to host the T20 World Cup for the first time with Grand Prairie in Dallas, Broward County in Florida and Nassau County in New York chosen as the venues for the grand event.

Dubai (UAE)-based the International Cricket Council (ICC) is the global governing body of cricket. It was founded as the Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909 by representatives from Australia, England and South Africa. It was renamed as the International Cricket Conference in 1965 and took up its current name in 1987.

The 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will be the ninth edition of the T20 World Cup, a biennial Twenty20 international tournament contested by the men’s national teams and organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). It is scheduled to be hosted by the West Indies and the United States from June 4th-30th, 2024.

‘ICC’ further stated that the US and West Indies were selected as co-hosts for the global tournament back in November 2021 when the ICC Board awarded them the hosting rights. The venues were chosen following an extensive evaluation of several options.

Modular stadium solutions will be applied to increase facilities for the upcoming event. An agreement has been reached for the construction of a 34,000-seat modular stadium in Eisenhower Park, a purpose-built sports and events park in Nassau County, New York, on awarding of the required permit next month.

The Grand Prairie and Broward County will be increased in size by modular stadium solutions to expand seating, media and premium hospitality areas subject to final agreement.

The ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice was delighted to announce the venues for the biggest-ever T20 World Cup, “We’re delighted to announce the three US venues that will host part of the biggest ICC Men’s T20 World Cup ever staged with 20 teams competing for the trophy. The US is a strategically important market and these venues give us an excellent opportunity to make a statement in the world’s biggest sport market.”

He added that awareness around cricket’s massive fan base and its ability to unite diverse communities was growing in the US – “We explored a number of potential venue options in the country and we were hugely encouraged by the enthusiasm the event generated amongst the prospective hosts reinforcing the growing awareness around cricket’s massive fan base and its power to unite diverse communities. We are very excited about the opportunity to use modular stadium technology to present world-class cricket in a location that has not previously hosted an ICC global event giving US cricket fans the chance to watch the world’s best on their doorstep. This technology has been used at the previous ICC events to increase venue capacity and it’s routinely used in other major sports around the world. In the US, it will give us the opportunity to increase the size of the venues in both Dallas and Florida and create what is going to be a stunning venue in New York.”

The Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman was excited to partner with the ICC to host next year’s T20 World Cup – “The Nassau County is excited to partner with the ICC to host the Men’s T20 World Cup, one of the most popular sporting events in the world. With more than one billion fans worldwide, this event will attract fans from all around the world to the Eisenhower Park. Whether it be Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) events, record-breaking concerts in our parks, or the annual Belmont Stakes, we are no stranger to hosting large-scale events on the world stage. I look forward to bringing our many diverse communities together to watch some of the best cricket in the world, right here in the Nassau County.”

Several other potential venues have been identified for pre-event matches and training. These include the George Mason University in Washington, which is the home for the Major League Cricket (MLC) team Washington Freedom.

The Major League Cricket is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in the United States. Operated by the American Cricket Enterprises and sanctioned by the USA Cricket, it began play on July 13th, 2023, with six teams representing major US Cities under a single-entity model.

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