Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium is a cricket stadium situated in Pune, Maharashtra, India. It is owned and operated by Maharashtra Cricket Association. It is located beside the Pune - Mumbai expressway in Pune district.
It is the home ground of the Maharashtra cricket team and Maharashtra women's cricket team, it is the headquarters of the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA). This stadium is situated on the outskirts of city limit of Pune in Gahunje village. Before existence of this arena, Nehru Stadium of downtown Pune was the home ground of Maharashtra Cricket team and venue for international matches organised by MCA.
This arena is designed by Michael Hopkins. It is designed like a deep bowl.
Hopkins Architects of London was commissioned to design a new 37,000-seat stadium in Pune. This stadium's final phase of construction is still yet to complete. The arena's 75% seating area still do not have roof. It has floodlights to organise contests at night.
In 2012, it was inaugurated by then BCCI and ICC president Sharad Pawar. In April 2012, the first IPL match was played between Kings XI Punjab and Pune Warriors. The first Twenty20 International match at the stadium was played between India and England in December 2012. The first Test match at the stadium was played between India and Australia in February 2017.
The arena is set to host 5 games of 2023 ICC World Cup including India - Bangladesh.