Monday, November 23, 2009

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium

 
According to ESPN, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi was opened in May 2004 and cost $22 million to build. It is arguably one of the world's finest cricket grounds. As you can see, the ground is dominated by two large stands at either end, with the areas square of the wicket offering large grass banking for spectators to sit, although during the daylight hours that might be less than appealing as there is no shade. There is no pavilion as such, with the large changing rooms under one of the stands, and teams watch from inside air-conditioned glass rooms.

8 comments:

Rob and Mandy November 24, 2009 at 12:14 AM  

Very impressive! We came to love cricket whilst living in New Delhi, and we wouldn't mind watching a game in Abu Dhabi! We'll bring beach umbrellas though.

gogouci November 24, 2009 at 2:10 AM  

Brilliant work. Wonderful wide angle shots with beautiful colors.

Guyana-Gyal November 24, 2009 at 2:50 AM  

I'm trying to imagine us loud, boisterous, raucous Windies folks enjoying cricket there. Would we have to behave? Not dance and carry on? Haha.

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph November 24, 2009 at 8:59 AM  

Can you imagine the scenes here at a West Indies Vs England match! How do the Windies supporters compare to the ‘Barmy Army’?

Tash November 25, 2009 at 10:36 AM  

fascinating disk like architecture. the green space is soooo wide. Great photos.

Guyana-Gyal November 25, 2009 at 11:34 PM  

Wot a combination. Barmy Army PLUS Windies and calypso, tassa drums [sort of like bhangra], costumed men [high heels and wedding dresses].

I've heard that the best places to enjoy cricket...Trinidad and Guyana.

Guyana-Gyal November 25, 2009 at 11:35 PM  

I t'ink de Windies supporters are a tad odda dan de Barmy Army.

zakir ali October 31, 2010 at 8:09 PM  

wonderful work in cricket stadium,abu dhabi. i thinnk this is a lovely stadium. i like this stadium.

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