Cricket Stadium win in India January 16, 2008Hopkins Architects have been selected to design a 55,000-seater stadium in Pune, India for the Maharashtra Cricket Association. It is intended that the MCA Pune International Cricket Centre (MPIC) will be able to host matches for the ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in India and Sri Lanka in 2011.
The scheme will create an amphitheatre style ground to offer spectators maximum visibility both of the game and of the local mountain scenery. This is a unique opportunity as cricket grounds usually grow organically without oversight and are subject to tight city centre constraints. At Pune, Hopkins will be able to model the ultimate international cricket ground, offering not only the perfect setting for the 2011 World Cup, but also a superb base for the future which lays a solid foundation for development of further facilities over time.