Built within 6 months after considering S.K. Wankhede's suggestion, the Wankhede Stadium is one of the most prestigious stadiums in India. There are 7 stadium stands and three stands have all been named after great cricket players such as, Sunil Gavaskar, Vijay Merchant and Sachin Tendulkar. The main gates to the stadium ground are named after Polly Umrigar and Vinoo Mankad. Excellent facilities at this stadium include comfortable seats, floodlights and quality food courts located close to the stands to suit the needs of the spectators. The hanging cantilever roofs do not have a beam support, which ensures a better view of the ground. There are 20 lifts that operate between the North and the South Stands of the stadium.
Nearby Tourist Attractions
St. Thomas Cathedral is the first Anglican Church in Mumbai, located on D.N. Road, which is sited close to the Wankhede Stadium. The 'Gateway of India' is a fabulous monument built in Hindu and Muslim style of architecture and is also located near the stadium. One can also visit the 'Hanging Gardens' situated in Malabar Hills, Mumbai.