Australia vs India: Fans allowed to see the live-action, find out Fans per Ground. Cricket Australia took a big step after the Covid 19 pandemic. Australia vs India: Fans allowed to see the live-action, find out Fans per Ground.
Australia vs India: Fans allowed to see the live-action. One more news to spread smiles on the faces of Cricket fans all over the world, especially in Australia. Cricket Australia has announced that fans will be allowed in the stadiums for Australia vs India test series.
Though the numbers will be limited and confined for the fans but the decision is huge to be taken. After the COVID-19 breakout, no matches were played with the fans getting directly involved. Notably, this will be the first time since the pandemic that the fans will be allowed inside the stadiums to witness the live actions.
The series of England-West Indies, England-Pakistan, England-Ireland and Pakistan-Zimbabwe conducted behind the closed bars. Also, the fans were not involved in the much-waited cash-rich, Indian Premier League held in UAE. However, the series of two giants, Australia vs India will definitely have the crowd cheering for their teams. The counted and limited number of fans will watch the match. To maintain the distance and to ensure the safety of the fans and cricketers.
Number of Fans per Venue:
Australia and India will play 4 matches Test series, starting from 17 December 2020. The 1st Day-Night test match in Adelaide, Oval featuring Virat Kohli will accommodate 27,000 fans per day to watch the live-action. The Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (MCG) will host the Historic Boxing Day 2nd Test Match, MCG will host 25,000 fans per day. The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will host the 3rd Test match between Australia and India and will carry half the capacity of the fans, i.e., 23,000 fans per day. However, the last test match, which will be played at Brisbane’s Gaba will allow the maximum number of fans out of four venues. Brisbane’s Gaba will allow 75 percent fans of its total capacity.
1st Test, Adelaide, Oval ( 17 December – 21 December): 27,000 fans per day will be allowed. 50% of its total sitting capacity.
2nd Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (26 December – 30 December): 25,000 fans will be watching live-action per day. Almost 25% of MCG’s total capacity.
3rd Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (7 January – 11 January): 23,000 fans will be hosted at SCG per day. Which is almost 50% of its total capacity.
4th Test, Brisbane’s Gaba (15 January – 19 January): Gaba will host the most, 30,000 fans per day. Which is 75% of its total capacity.
CA interim CEO Nick Hockley on Fans Allowed to Stadiums:
“We have chosen to keep both entry-level tickets and premium tickets at the same price as the last time the Indian men’s team toured Australia, with the aim of making sure the series is as accessible and affordable as possible,” Hockley said.
“State governments in each host city are providing phenomenal support and we are working closely with them to determine venue capacities and biosecurity requirements that place everyone’s safety as the priority.”