The International Cricket Council (ICC) has officially confirmed that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 will be hosted in three prominent cities in the United States: Dallas, Miami, and New York.
This marks the USA’s inaugural hosting of the T20 World Cup, with the chosen venues being Grand Prairie in Dallas, Broward County in Florida, and Nassau County in New York.
The decision to grant hosting rights to the USA and West Indies was made by the ICC Board in November 2021, following a comprehensive assessment of various potential locations. To accommodate the tournament, modular stadium solutions will be employed to enhance facilities.
An agreement has been reached for the construction of a modular stadium with a capacity of 34,000 seats in Eisenhower Park, a dedicated sports and events venue in Nassau County, New York, pending the issuance of the necessary permits.
In Grand Prairie and Broward County, modular stadium solutions will also be used to expand seating, media coverage, and premium hospitality areas, pending final agreements.
ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice expressed his enthusiasm for announcing the venues for the largest-ever ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, featuring 20 teams vying for the championship. He emphasized the strategic importance of the USA as a market for cricket and the opportunity to make a significant impact in the world’s largest sports market.
Allardice highlighted the growing awareness of cricket’s substantial fanbase and its potential to unite diverse communities in the USA. The selection of these venues reflects the strong interest generated among potential hosts and the commitment to showcasing world-class cricket in a location that has not previously hosted an ICC global event.
Modular stadium technology will be utilized to increase venue capacity, a technique previously employed at ICC events and routinely used in major sports worldwide. This technology will enable the enlargement of venues in Dallas, Florida, and the creation of a stunning venue in New York.
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman expressed excitement about partnering with the ICC to host the upcoming T20 World Cup. He emphasized that Nassau County, known for hosting large-scale international events, is eager to bring together diverse communities to witness some of the world’s best cricket in Eisenhower Park, which is expected to draw fans from around the globe.
Furthermore, several other potential venues have been identified for pre-event matches and training, including George Mason University in Washington, home to the Major League Cricket (MLC) team Washington Freedom.