The 2023 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will take place across the length and breadth of the country, starting March 31.
Unlike the past three seasons, the IPL returns to the home-away format this year, with as many as 12 venues set to play host to the marquee T20 League.
Venues of IPL 2023
|Venue||City||Number of Matches||Seating Capacity|
|Narendra Modi Stadium||Ahmedabad||7||1,30,000|
|M.A Chidambaram Stadium||Chennai||7||50,000|
|M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore||Bangalore||7||40,000|
|Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi||New Delhi||7||48,000|
|Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium||Hyderabad||7||38,000|
|PCA IS Bindra Stadium||Mohali||5||30,000|
|Sawai Mansingh Stadium||Jaipur||5||30,000|
|Ekana Cricket Stadium||Lucknow||7||50,000|
Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium will host the most matches in the league phase of IPL 2022. The BCCI has allotted 20 to the stadium in Mumbai. In the initial phases of IPL, 25% seating capacity is allowed, meaning around 8,000 fans can attend the matches at Wankhede Stadium.
Dr DY Patil Stadium
The DY Patil Stadium is the largest venue in terms of seating capacity for this year’s IPL league stage. The venue has a seating capacity of 55,000, and it is scheduled to host 20 matches in IPL 2022.
Brabourne Stadium has the least seating capacity among the four venues selected for the league phase of IPL 2022. The venue has hosted multiple IPL matches previously, and this year, it will play host to 15 league games, with around 5,000 fans expected to be present for the initial matches.
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
The only stadium outside Mumbai that will host IPL 2022 league matches is the MCA Stadium located in Gahunje. Fans in Pune will get a chance to witness IPL matches after a long time. The cricket universe should expect an electric atmosphere for the matches at the MCA Stadium.
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Narendra Modi Stadium
Formerly known as the 'Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium", the Narendra Modi Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in the world, situated in the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Complex in Ahmedabad.
The iconic venue will host as many as 7 league stage games of the Gujarat Titans, including the season opener against the Chennai Super Kings on March 31.
The iconic Eden Gardens will host 7 games of home team Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2023.
The 65000-seater venue has hosted a multitude of iconic IPL games over the years, and one can expect the same this year.
M.A Chidambaram Stadium
The newly refurbished M.A Chidambaram Stadium is all set to welcome the Chennai Super Kings' for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.
Normally a spin paradise, the Chidambaram stadium will once again likely prove as a fortress for the Super Kings. With MS Dhoni likely to play his final IPL game this season, it is likely to be setting for some historic moments this year.
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
The wait is finally over for RCB fans as the iconic M. Chinnaswamy Stadium gets in readiness to host IPL games for the first time since 2019.
A small ground, and a flat pitch, the venue has been a safe haven for batters over the years. And, RCB fans will hope that "King Kohli" rewinds the clock back to 2016 when he takes guard this season.
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Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
The Arun Jaitley Stadium will be the home for the Delhi Capitals this season.
Ever since the pitch got relaid at the venue, the Kotla has become one of the most batters friendly surface in the country, and one can certainly expect some huge scores this season as well.
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium will be the home of SunRisers Hyderabad this season.
The 38,000-seater stadium will host 7 games during the league stage, and like always, one can expect lots of runs to be scored on a pitch that normally aids strokeplay.
PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
The IS Bindra Stadium will be the hosts for the Punjab Kings in IPL 2023.
The historic venue will host 5 games between April 01-May 03. The pitch is normally flat but it also aids seam movement, especially under lights, keeping all skill sets in play.
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
The iconic Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur is back in the IPL this year, with the venue set to host the Royals in 5 league games.
Normally boasting of a very flat pitch and short boundaries, one can expect lots of runs to flow from the bat this season.
Barsapara Stadium, Guwahati
The Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati will host two league matches in IPL 2023.
The first match will be between the Punjab Kings and the Rajasthan Royals on April 05, while the second will take place between the latter and the Delhi Capitals on April 08.
HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
The HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala will play host to two IPL matches this season.
The first one will take place between Punjab Kings and the Delhi Capitals on May 17th, while the second will take place between the former and the Rajasthan Royals on May 19.
With the ground having recently gone redevelopment, its hard to predict the playing conditions at the moment.