Church Street Park, located in Morrisville, North Carolina, United States, is a renowned cricket ground that has hosted many important events.
Church Street Park
|Morrisville, North Carolina, United States
In Sep 2018, it hosted some ICC T20 World Cup 2018-19 Americas Qualifier contest matches. Cricket lovers from around the region gathered at this stadium to see the thrilling encounters between the teams.
In 2019, ICC had initially revealed that Church Street stadium would host six ODI matches of the United States Tri-Nation Series 2019.
But later, organizers took a different plan in July 2019, revealing that a new ground in Morgan Hill, and the Leo Magnus Cricket Complex, would be hosting the event. Although the stadium missed that chance, its reputation as a cricketing destination remained intact.
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Later, in February 2022, this venue was again in the limelight. Here, Major League Cricket disclosed plans for a total renovation project of this park in collaboration with Morrisville.
The park tries to enhance its facilities and spectator experience through a public-private partnership. The proposed renovations included expanding the seating capacity, parking, and broadcast space. It also included making LED-lit practice areas for players.
These renovations were made with a $110 million investment. The budgets were allocated to upgrade eight cricket facilities through renovation or completely new construction. The main goal was to prepare for the highly expected launch of the local T20 league in 2023.
Additionally, its enhanced venue aimed to position itself as a potential host for matches of the T20 World Cup 2024, bringing the excitement of cricket to the USA.
Church Street Park has symbolized cricket’s growth and popularity in North Carolina with its storied past and promising future.