Beausejour Stadium

Last Modified Aug 17, 2018 21:56 IST

Located on the outskirts of the tourist resort area of Rodney Bay, Beausejour Stadium is named after the nearby Beausejour Hills and was established in 2002.

It is constructed on 22 acres and the stadium has a seating capacity of 15,000 including 18 hospitality suites and a modern pavilion that offers each team its own gym, lounge, balcony and conference room.

It is most suitable for hosting cricket as it is located in the driest area of Saint Lucia in West Indies.

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History

The Beausejour Stadium was established in 2002 and is a home and venue in all forms of cricket for the West Indies since 2003. The Windward Islands cricket team and the Mindoo Phillip Park in Charles are the home teams for this stadium.

Major Matches

Beausejour Stadium is one of the Caribbean's newest major venues, staging its first international match on 8 June 2002 between West Indies against New Zealand. The stadium hosted its first Test in 2003 against Sri Lanka. It is als the first venue in the Caribbean to host a day-night game.

It also became the first international ground in the Caribbean to receive floodlighting with the installation of 6 floodlight towers in 2006, enabling the hosting of day night matches.

It was one of the venues of the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, which is the most important tournament in international cricket, hosting 7 matches.

The second semi-final between Australia and South Africa was played here with an official attendance of 13,875. In 2010, the stadium also hosted around 10 matches of the 2010 ICC World Twenty20.

Renaming

The Beausejour Cricket stadium was renamed as the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium on July 21 2016, after West Indies dramatic World Twenty20 title win in India. Sammy was the captain of the victorious teams at the 2012 and 2016 World T20.

Known for its high standard facilities, the Beausejour Stadium is regarded by the West Indies Cricket Board as a standard for current and future venues in the Caribbean.


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