Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

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Timings : The stadium is open 24/7

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : Free

Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla Overview

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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Capacity of Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

The stadium has a capacity of 16800 and is built on a 60-acre site. It has 30000 seats.

History

The Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium was built in 167 days for an inaugural One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England, in March 2001. After this, it did not host any games because of issues with the lease, until 2003. By then, the stadium had installed floodlights and had organised all the seven matches of the tournament, because other stadiums in the south were affected by the monsoon.

Architecture

The pitch has always been bowler friendly. The seamers benefit in the morning because of the high water table and the heavy sweating. The spinners are benefitted in the afternoon because the pitch crumbles by then.

Location

The Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium is situated in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka, near Dambulla. It overlooks the Dambulla Tank (reservoir) and the Dambulla Rock. It comes under the dry zone of the country.

Timings

The stadium is open 24/7.

How To Reach Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

This stadium is easily accessible from the town of Dambulla.

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