Dallas, Miami and New York will be the host cities for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 that the United States will co-host with the West Indies.
The International Cricket Council announced Grand Prairie in Dallas; Broward County, Florida, and Nassau County, New York, as the U.S. sites on Wednesday. The United States is set to host the T20 World Cup for the first time, as it was selected in November 2021 as a co-host for the tournament.
“We’re delighted to announce the three USA venues that will host part of the biggest ICC Men’s T20 World Cup ever staged, with 20 teams competing for the trophy,” said ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice. “The USA is a strategically important market and these venues give us an excellent opportunity to make a statement in the world’s biggest sport market.”
Modular stadiums will be used to increase facilities for the T20 World Cup for “rapid cost-effective installation of infrastructure whilst maintaining safety, comfort, and aesthetics.” An agreement has been reached for the construction of a 34,000-seat stadium in Eisenhower Park, a sports and events park in Nassau County.
“With more than one billion fans worldwide, this event will attract fans from all around the world to Eisenhower Park,” Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman said. “Whether it be PGA events, record breaking concerts in our parks, or the annual Belmont Stakes, we are no stranger to hosting large scale events on the world stage. I look forward to bringing our many diverse communities together to watch some of the best cricket in the world.”
Grand Prairie and Broward County will also use modular stadiums to expand seating, media and hospitality areas. Several other venues have been identified for pre-event matches and training including George Mason University in Washington D.C., which is the home for Major League Cricket team Washington Freedom.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to use modular stadium technology to present world-class cricket in a location that has not previously hosted an ICC global event, giving USA cricket fans the chance to watch the world’s best on their doorstep,” Allardice said.