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Green Park Stadium, Kanpur Overview

Located along the banks of the river Ganges, Green Park is a cricket stadium found at the Kan Chembar at Kanpur. Established in 1945, this well-lit stadium holds an accommodating capacity of 32,000.

Formerly known as Modi Stadium, the Green Park Stadium is managed by the Uttar Pradesh’s Sports Department. It UP's only International Cricket Stadium that hosts Test and One-day matches. It also has the biggest manually operated scoreboard in the world. Live cricket matches are the best time to visit the stadium.

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Infrastructure of Green Park Stadium

Despite its lifeless pitches and low-hanging floodlights, the stadium stands out for its Student’s Gallery, which is the only one in the country. With the Mill Pavilion End and Hostel end as the stadium ends, Green Park Stadium recently expanded wit a newly constructed pavilion.

This new structure is a three-storeyed Pavillion that houses a spacious dressing alongside dining rooms for both the teams. There are also separate rooms for the umpire and the third umpire with a common gym. The pavilion is equipped with modern amenities. The State government also constructed two new stands to accommodate government officials and VIPs.

How To Reach Green Park Stadium

The stadium is located 5 kilometres from the heart of the city. Buses, autos and taxis are available to commute to the stadium. The closest airport is the Kanpur Airport which is around 12 kilometres away and the nearest railway station in Mirpur is 5 kilometres away.

Local transportations can be used to shuttle between the nearby places of visit. The Kanpur Interstate Bus Station is just about 5 kilometres from the stadium and can be reached with a 15-minute taxi or self-drive.

History of Green Park Stadium

Named after Madam Green, a regular horse-riding practitioner on the Green Park grounds in the 1940s, the stadium has also been nicknamed as the ‘Woolmer’s turf’ after Bob Woolmer. Woolmer, who was the cricket player and coach of the time was born in the hospital opposite to the stadium.

The first Test match in this stadium was held in January 1952 between India and England, and the first ODI was held December 1986 between India and Sri Lanka. Apart from cricket matches, football games are also occasionally played here.

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