Wankhede stadium is the famous cricket stadium located in Mumbai, India. The reason for building this ground was due to the dispute between Mumbari Cricket Association and Cricket Club of India who is owner of Brabourne Stadium, over the allotment of cricket match tickets. The situation became worse in the year 1973, after the test match between Indian and English cricket teams. S.K. Wankhede , who was the secretary of Cricket Association of Mumbai and also a politician took initiative and a new stadium named Wankhede Stadium was built by MCA, near the station of Churchgate. The construction of this stadium finished in 6 months and it became operational in 1975 for the Final Test Match that was held between the West Indies and Indian cricket teams. This Wankhede stadium took over Brabourne Stadium in its popularity and since then it is the venue for main cricket matches in the Mumbai city.
This stadium is mostly involved in some conflict for hosting matches at the international level in India. It has overall capacity of seating of about 45,000 of people. Many important matches have been held in this stadium. The historic match when the former Indian batsman Ravi Shastri hit 6 sixes in one over was also hosted here. To host the final Cricket World Cup in 2011 in which Sri Lanka was defeated by India by 6 wickets, this stadium had been renovated.