The IPL venues 2021 for the tournament’s second phase are located in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. Like IPL 2020, three world-class cricketing venues will play host to the IPL games in 2021 also.
Venues of IPL 2021
|Venue||City||Number of Matches||Seating Capacity||Ends|
|Sheikh Zayed Stadium||Abu Dhabi||8||20,000||North End, Pavilion End|
|Sharjah Cricket Stadium||Sharjah||10||16,000||Pavilion End, Sharjah Club End|
|Dubai International Cricket Stadium||Dubai||13||25,000||Emirates Road End, Dubai Sports City End|
The second part of the 2021 season of the IPL will be played in the United Arab Emirates from 19 September 2021 to 15 October 2021 as per the IPL match list. There will be three IPL 2021 venues in the second phase. Keeping the Indian monsoon season in mind, the BCCI made the call to move the IPL to the United Arab Emirates.
The initial phase of IPL 2021 happened behind closed doors in India. However, because of multiple COVID-19 cases in the teams’ camps, the organizers had no other option but to postpone IPL 2021.
Sheikh Zayed Stadium
Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium will host the least matches in the second phase of IPL 2021. The BCCI has allotted only eight fixtures to the stadium in Abu Dhabi. There is no update on the number of fans allowed for the matches. However, if 50% capacity is allowed, close to 10,000 fans can attend the matches at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
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Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Known for producing high-scoring encounters, the Sharjah Cricket Stadium will play host to ten games during the second phase of IPL 2021. Sharjah did not get any of the playoffs games in IPL 2020. But in 2021, the BCCI has decided to stage Qualifier 2 and Eliminator matches in Sharjah.
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Dubai International Cricket Stadium has the highest seating capacity among the three venues selected for the second phase of IPL 2021. Hence, the BCCI allotted the first match of phase 2 as well as the final game of the season to Dubai. Last year, the Mumbai Indians beat the Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2020 Final to win the championship at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.