Abu Dhabi Cricket Stadium or Sheikh Zayed Stadium is one of the finest cricket stadiums in the world and could be a venue for Dream11 IPL 2020 Matches. Sheikh Zayed Stadium’s build cost is $23 million and it was opened in 2004. It is a multi-purpose stadium that serves as a sports hub for football, netball, squash facilities along with many academies including Juventus Academy and clubs to prepare tomorrow’s stars.
- 1 IPL 2020 Matches – Abu Dhabi Schedule
- 2 IPL 2020 Ticket Price in Abu Dhabi
- 3 Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Pitch Report
- 4 Records and statistics
- 5 Hotels Near Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium
- 6 Seating Arrangements / Best Seats to Watch IPL 2020
- 7 Weather Report
- 8 Tips to Watch an IPL Match 2020 in Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium
- 9 Entry Rules and Entry Fee
- 10 Address and Contact Details
- 11 Ground Information
- 12 Map and Layout Images
- 13 FAQs and Trivia
IPL 2020 Matches – Abu Dhabi Schedule
Due to the recent CoronaVirus pandemic, IPL 2020 is going to be played in the United Arab Emirates this year from September 19 to November 10. Zayed Cricket Stadium is one of the three places on which IPL 2020 matches will be played. The other two stadiums are Dubai Cricket Stadium and Sharjah Cricket Stadium. IPL Schedule new 2020 is not yet announced, as it will go out we” ll update it.
|Mumbai Indians VS Chennai Super Kings||SAT||19-Sep-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Kolkata Knight Riders VS Mumbai Indians||WED||23-Sep-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Kolkata Knight Riders VS Sunrisers Hyderabad||SAT||26-Sep-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Delhi Capitals VS Sunrisers Hyderabad||TUE||29-Sep-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Kings Xi Punjab VS Mumbai Indians||THU||1-Oct-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Rajasthan Royals||SAT||3-Oct-20||3:30PM||2:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Mumbai Indians VS Rajasthan Royals||TUE||6-Oct-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Kolkata Knight Riders VS Chennai Super Kings||WED||7-Oct-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Kings Xi Punjab VS Kolkata Knight Riders||SAT||10-Oct-20||3:30PM||2:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Mumbai Indians VS Delhi Capitals||SUN||11-Oct-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Mumbai Indians VS Kolkata Knight Riders||FRI||16-Oct-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad VS Kolkata Knight Riders||SUN||18-Oct-20||3:30PM||2:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Chennai Super Kings VS Rajasthan Royals||MON||19-Oct-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Kolkata Knight Riders VS Royal Challengers Bangalore||WED||21-Oct-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Kolkata Knight Riders VS Delhi Capitals||SAT||24-Oct-20||3:30PM||2:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Rajasthan Royals VS Mumbai Indians||SUN||25-Oct-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Mumbai Indians VS Royal Challengers Bangalore||WED||28-Oct-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Kings Xi Punjab VS Rajasthan Royals||FRI||30-Oct-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Chennai Super Kings VS Kings Xi Punjab||SUN||1-Nov-20||3:30PM||2:00PM||ABU DHABI|
|Delhi Capitals VS Royal Challengers Bangalore||MON||2-Nov-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI|
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium’s capacity is 20,000 and floodlights are also available for day and night cricket. Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium facilities have been renovated recently and now include 17 grass and eight astro turf cricket nets along with eight existing wickets, new 500-lux LED Musco floodlights have also been installed on two nursery ovals.
Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a venue of choice for hosting prominent cricket matches between teams like India, Pakistan, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies. 2014 Indian Premier League and Asia Cup 2018 were also held here.
IPL 2020 Ticket Price in Abu Dhabi
After the confirmation of IPL 13 is shifted to the United Arab Emirates, fans are looking for IPL tickets to watch IPL matches live in the stadium. IPL 2020 Tickets are not yet available to sell. We”ll update IPL Ticket Price as soon as possible once it will be available.
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Pitch Report
The wicket in Abu Dhabi stadium or Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a bit slow on the bowler’s side and it is very good for batting. There are four double centuries scored here in seven matches. It’s a slow surface so it is not easy to force the pace here and patience is often rewarded overpower.
Records and statistics
- Total Match Played: 44
- Batting First Won: 20
- Batting Second Won: 24
- Tie: 0
- Avg. Score in 1st bat: 139
- Highest Score: Ireland 225/7
- Lowest Score: Nigeria 66/9
- Below Score 150: 31
- Score between 150 and 169: 9
- Score between 170 and 189: 3
- Above Score 190: 1
- Total Match Played: 11
- Batting First Won: 5
- Batting Second Won: 6
- Tie: 0
- Avg. Score in 1st bat: 147
- Highest Score: Chennai Super Kings 205/4
- Lowest Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 70/10
- Below Score 150: 5
- Score between 150 and 169: 3
- Score between 170 and 189: 2
- Above Score 190: 1
- Total Match Played: 45
- Batting First Won: 29
- Batting Second Won: 16
- Tie: 0
- Avg. Score in 1st bat: 249
- Highest Score: Pakistan 313/9
- Lowest Score: Afghanistan 63/10
- Below Score 200: 3
- Score between 200 and 249: 19
- Score between 250 and 299: 20
- Above Score 300: 3
Hotels Near Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium
IPL 2020 edition is going to be played in UAE now. Sheikh Zayed Stadium is also a place where IPL matches will be conducted. This is a big problem for IPL fans that where to stay during IPL 2020 in Abu Dhabi to watch the matches?. Well we are listing some best hotels near Sheikh Zayed Stadium so fans don’t need to waste time on thinking where to stay.
Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi
Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi is located within Al Forsan International Sports Resort in Abu Dhabi, just 1.4km away from Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium makes it a best choice to stay during IPL 2020. Also Abu Dhabi Ferrari World is just 10km away from it. This hotel has many attractive facilities like a spa centre, an olympic sized outdoor pool, children’s pool, miniature Splash waterpark and water sports facilities. Marriott Hotel also has six restaurants and a bar. Free parking is also available for guests. Rooms are equipped with modern facilities like flat-screen TV with satellite channels, tea and coffee maker, slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Marriott Hotel’s nearest airport is Abu Dhabi International Airport which is 10km away.
Here is the address and contact details of Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi
- Address: Al Forsan International Sports Resort Khalifa City A – 12th St – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
- Phone: +971 2 201 4000
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa is a5 star hotel located just 3km away from Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium. This hotel has modern rooms with a private balcony and 2 outdoor swimming pools along with a shaded children’s pool. Rooms have modern facilities like flat screen tv and Nespresso coffee maker. Luxurious beds and private bathrooms with separate bathtub and shower are also points of interest for guests. There are 5 restaurants including an Italian restaurant. Two bars are also available. Nearest airport is Abu Dhabi International Airport which is just 15 mins drive from the hotel.
Here is the address and contact details of The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa
- Address: Golf Club – Sas Al Nakhl – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
- Phone: +971 2 616 9999
Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate
Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate is a 4 star hotel located just 2.3km away from Sheikh Zayed Stadium. This is a perfect place to stay for businessmen or either visitors. Common places for visitors like Yas Water World, Ferrari World and Yas beach are all only 15-20 minutes drive from the hotel. It has 164 rooms equipped with modern facilities and decorated in lavish style. All kitchen facilities are also available in the rooms. Free high speed Wi Fi is also available in all public areas and rooms. Hotel also offers a temperature controlled swimming along with a children’s swimming pool. Spa services are also available to relax and revitalize. Abu Dhabi International Airport is a 15 minutes’ drive from Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate.
Here is the address and contact details of Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate.
- Address: Bain Jessrain – 222 Al Maqta’ St – RabdanAl Maqta’ – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
- Phone: +971 2 508 9999
Seating Arrangements / Best Seats to Watch IPL 2020
Choosing good seats in a stadium to enjoy the match at its fullest is a tough job for those who go to the stadium for the first time.
In Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium best seats to watch IPL 2020 are in the North Stand.
Well, the best place to sit in the stadium is to be in-line with the pitch so you can see the ball’s line from the bowler’s hand to the batsman.
The Abu Dhabi climate is considered to be desert. Very hot and dry, and virtually no rainfall. The annual rainfall is 75 mm | 3.0 inch. The hot and dry climate is an ideal condition to conduct IPL matches here because there are no chances of rain to interrupt the match.
Tips to Watch an IPL Match 2020 in Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium
- Since the stadium is located far away from the city so it is better to reach there by your own vehicle and do not rely on taxis.
- Better to take a seat under the shade because the heat can burn you in the open. Carrying a sunscreen lotion is always a good option.
- Do not try to take a DSLR camera and tripod with you. This is not allowed in the stadium.
- No drinks and eatables from outside the stadium are allowed inside the stadium. You can always buy them inside, prices are very reasonable.
- Taking a seat in the GrandStand area which is 2 3 tiers below the VIP area gives a good view of the ground.
Entry Rules and Entry Fee
When we plan to watch an IPL match at the stadium, a question pops up to our mind: what is permitted and what is prohibited at the stadium? So here are the items that are permitted at the Wankhede Stadium:
- Cell phone
- Small purse (women can carry their small purse with their essential make-up items
- Flags without stick
And here are the items which are strictly prohibited inside:
- Eatables (Not even any mouth-freshener )
- Water bottles
- Power bank
- Motorcycle helmets
- Electronic gadgets.
- Ear Phones
There is no entry fee for Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium. You just need the ticket for the match to enter inside.
Address and Contact Details
Here is the address and contact details of Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Abu Dhabi.
- Address: Near Khalifa City A – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
- Phone: +971 2 558 8331
- Google Map Location
- E mail: [email protected]
- Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Coordinates 24°23′47″N 54°32′26″E
- Establishment of 2004
- Capacity 20,000
- Operator Pakistan Cricket Board
- Tenants Pakistan National Cricket Team
- End names North End, Pavilion End
- Boundary Length 65 yards
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FAQs and Trivia
Address: Near Khalifa City A – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 2 558 8331
The boundary length of Sheikh Zayed Stadium is 65 yards.
The capacity of Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium is 20,000.
Yes, Floodlights are available to play day and night cricket.
There are two ends in Sheikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi. Their names are North End & Pavilion End.
The pitch in Sheikh Zayed Stadium is good for batting.