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All you need to know about Australia’s first all-weather cricket stadium

All you need to know about Australia’s first all-weather cricket stadium

Several times it has happened that the ball has hit the roof of the Marvel stadium, but this proposed stadium is said to have taken the height consideration very seriously.

Rain has had a say in several matches in the international arena. Looking into cricket’s long history, rain has wiped off several important games, including the 2002 Champions Trophy final, where Sri Lanka and India were declared the joint-winners. On the other hand, rain is a big downer for cricket fans.

The cricket boards have also been criticized for not covering the establishment fully. However, the rain will no longer affect the cricket games as Australia is developing the world’s first all-weather stadium in Tasmania.

Macquarie Point Stadium to come up in Hobart

The all weather cricket stadium is named Macquarie Point Stadium and will be built on Hobart’s waterfront. It is expected to open around 2029, and the multi-purpose stadium is set to be built at a cost of 715 million Australian dollars.

It will host a capacity of 23000 people in the stadium, and other than cricket, it will also be used for AFL. The stadium’s design is inspired by Tasmania’s local culture, and it will have a transparent roof, supported by an internal steel and timber frame, which shows Tasmanian timber and allows natural light to reach the playing surface.

There will be no roof issue: Ground Architect

Meanwhile, the architect Alistair Richardson stated that they have also designed the stadium considering the roof height, assuring that it’s unlikely to interfere with play.

Cricket’s biggest concern was the height of the roof. they cited concerns with Marvel Stadium (in Melbourne) where the ball could potentially hit the roof,” Mr. Richardson said.

Notably, several times has happened that the ball has hit the roof of the Marvel stadium, but this proposed stadium is said to have taken the height consideration very seriously.

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