Timings : The stadium is open 24/7
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : Free
The Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium was built to organise one day international (ODI) matches in Sri Lanka throughout the year. This stadium was strategically built in the dry zone of the country since it receives less rainfall compared to the rest of the places. It overlooks the Dambulla Tank, and the Dambulla Rock, and has a capacity of approximately 16800 people.
The Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium was built in 167 days and held its inaugural match between Sri Lanka and England in March 2001. The BCCSL (Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka) and it's then-president, Thilanga Sumathipala, had provided funds for its construction. The stadium was built to host one-day International matches throughout the year.
The stadium is constructed in the dry zone of Sri Lanka, and hence receives a lesser amount of rainfall compared to other parts. It has a capacity of 16800 and is a 30000-seater stadium. It is situated in the town of Dambulla and overlooks the Dambulla Rock and the Dambulla Tank.
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