The International Cricket Council (ICC) has officially announced that the Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 will be hosted by three major cities in the United States: Dallas, Florida, and New York. This marks a significant milestone as it is the first time the USA will host the prestigious cricket tournament.
The venues selected for this grand event are Grand Prairie in Dallas, Broward County in Florida, and Nassau County in New York. The decision was made following an extensive evaluation of several potential locations. The USA and West Indies were chosen as co-hosts for the global tournament back in November 2021, when the ICC Board awarded them the hosting rights.
In preparation for the event, modular stadium solutions will be implemented to enhance facilities at these venues. A 34,000-seat modular stadium is planned for construction in Eisenhower Park, a purpose-built sports and events park in Nassau County, New York, pending the awarding of the required permit.
Similarly, Grand Prairie and Broward County will see expansions in seating, media, and premium hospitality areas through modular stadium solutions, subject to final agreement.
Geoff Allardice, the Chief Executive of ICC, expressed his delight over the announcement of the venues for the biggest-ever T20 World Cup. He emphasized that the USA is a strategically important market for cricket and hosting the tournament in these venues presents an excellent opportunity to make a statement in the world’s biggest sports market.
Allardice also noted the growing awareness of cricket’s massive fanbase and its power to unite diverse communities in the USA. He expressed excitement about the use of modular stadium technology to present world-class cricket in a location that has not previously hosted an ICC global event.
This technology, which has been used at previous ICC events and other major sports around the world, will allow for an increase in venue capacity, providing USA cricket fans with the chance to watch the world’s best on their doorstep.