No more rain threat for cricket? World’s first all-weather stadium set to take shape soon

The world's first all-weather stadium is set to be built soon. Check out the article to know more about the game-changer in the sport that denies the threat of rain.

Jerin K Tomy
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All-Weather stadium set to be built in Australia (Source: X)

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Rain has been playing the spoilsport and the villain in cricket. Inclement weather or rain has taken a heavy toll on this beautiful game on many occasions over the years. Unlike other sports, such as football, a moderate drizzle itself is enough to stop play, sometimes lasting until the match is called off without a result being obtained.

Rain has wreaked havoc in both international and league matches. Remember the 2002 Champions Trophy final, where Sri Lanka and India were declared the joint-winners after rain wiped off the all-important clash? Why recall the events of decades ago, think how many matches were interrupted and abandoned in the recently concluded T20 World Cup in the USA and West Indies.

Apart from that, it also affects the interest of the spectators to attend the live matches as they have to pay a lot of money and suffer in the rain. However, much to the delight of cricket lovers, players and organisers, the world's first all-weather cricket stadium is set to be built soon.

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Know more about the game-changing all-weather stadium

According to reports, Australia is developing the first all-weather stadium in Tasmania, which could change a big game-changer. This stadium guarantees cricket in all types of weather and fans don't have to worry about the match being disrupted or abandoned.

Named Macquarie Point Stadium, the multi-purpose stadium will be built on Hobart's waterfront by 2029 for 715 million Australian dollars. A 23,000-seater roof-top stadium will also be a home to the AFL. The stadium's design is said to be inspired by Tasmania's local culture and will feature a transparent roof supported by an internal steel and timber frame.

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Another major highlight of this stadium is that there is no need to worry about the ball hitting the roof. Architect Alistair Richardson said the stadium was designed with the height of the roof in mind to ensure the ball would not hit the top.

“Cricket’s biggest concern was the height of the roof. they cited concerns with Marvel Stadium (in Melbourne) where the ball could potentially hit the roof,” Richardson said.