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Strange that the OP's benchmark is Brabourne.

Has to be the worst stadium I've been to. And by quite a distance.

To begin with, Brabourne isn't even the best stadium in that pincode. When the Wankhede was getting rebuilt for the 2011 WC, Brabourne hosted all of :mi: 's home games.

 

The ticket counter was inside the stadium. Basically, you are already inside the complex, next to the pavilion, and can just scoot away anywhere w/o collecting the ticket you've booked (or not booked). Also, for most of the stands have no seats/seat numbers and are concrete slabs.  Makes for very uncomfortable seating. Especially for the 4pm games. Its essentially a free for all. Just sit where ever.  The stadium is also home to a fair number of strays.

 

CCI's management is shambolic.  The stadium parking is not attended to and no one ( except me! :(( ) parked at the designated spot. My car only got the opportunity to leave the stadium 2 hours ( and 20 scratches) after the end of the match.

 

I've attended a wedding and a concert at Brabourne, and the experience was far more pleasant.

 

Not sure what Brabourne experience the OP has bench-concrete slab marked the new Motera to?

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9 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

Strange that the OP's benchmark is Brabourne.

Has to be the worst stadium I've been to. And by quite a distance.

To begin with, Brabourne isn't even the best stadium in that pincode. When the Wankhede was getting rebuilt for the 2011 WC, Brabourne hosted all of :mi: 's home games.

 

The ticket counter was inside the stadium. Basically, you are already inside the complex, next to the pavilion, and can just scoot away anywhere w/o collecting the ticket you've booked (or not booked). Also, for most of the stands have no seats/seat numbers and are concrete slabs.  Makes for very uncomfortable seating. Especially for the 4pm games. Its essentially a free for all. Just sit where ever.  The stadium is also home to a fair number of strays.

 

CCI's management is shambolic.  The stadium parking is not attended to and no one ( except me! :(( ) parked at the designated spot. My car only got the opportunity to leave the stadium 2 hours ( and 20 scratches) after the end of the match.

 

I've attended a wedding and a concert at Brabourne, and the experience was far more pleasant.

 

Not sure what Brabourne experience the OP has bench-concrete slab marked the new Motera to?

 

@Mariyam

I am talking about the overall player/member facilities. Even South Mumbai elites cannot get in there no matter what amount they flash.

 

My best buddy's dad was a former very senior bureaucrat in the Maharashtra Govt.  Stayed directly opposite CCI in a building full of very senior IAS and IPS officers.

 

I've seen every nook and corner of CCI. Overall it is super-lavish compared to all other stadiums I've seen -and I've seen alot.

 

Only Mohali came close in terms of players and members facilities 

 

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Experiencing a farcical ticket booking process.

 

You book your tickets on bookmyshow but have to physically collect the tickets from the stadium counters! And apparently you cannot collect those tickets on match days as the counters will remain closed :((

 

How does someone not in Ahmedabad before the match day, get his tickets collected? 

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35 minutes ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

Experiencing a farcical ticket booking process.

 

You book your tickets on bookmyshow but have to physically collect the tickets from the stadium counters! And apparently you cannot collect those tickets on match days as the counters will remain closed :((

 

How does someone not in Ahmedabad before the match day, get his tickets collected? 

You have booked tickets but can't pick them up ?

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Just now, ShoonyaSifar said:

Booked online. Thought all that I needed was to turn up on match days, get the barcode on virtual tickets on my phone scanned and go in. Looks like they will not allow that. Have writen to the State Cricket Association. Awaiting their response

I know a lot of people in Ahmedabad and if I can help in anyway let me know . Sounds like you need to present phone to pick up tickets , if not the case and someone can pick up your tickets someway I am sure I can get somebody to do it . 

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8 hours ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

Booked online. Thought all that I needed was to turn up on match days, get the barcode on virtual tickets on my phone scanned and go in. Looks like they will not allow that. Have writen to the State Cricket Association. Awaiting their response

 

It was the same in Chennai as well. Not sure what's the difference in scanning a barcode from the ticket from scanning a QR code in mobile. When my local single screen theater could make it paperless, why not the richest board in the world can do it? People had to stand in line for hours and still returned empty handed without collecting the tickets they had already paid for.

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13 hours ago, Mariyam said:

Strange that the OP's benchmark is Brabourne.

Has to be the worst stadium I've been to. And by quite a distance.

To begin with, Brabourne isn't even the best stadium in that pincode. When the Wankhede was getting rebuilt for the 2011 WC, Brabourne hosted all of :mi: 's home games.

 

The ticket counter was inside the stadium. Basically, you are already inside the complex, next to the pavilion, and can just scoot away anywhere w/o collecting the ticket you've booked (or not booked). Also, for most of the stands have no seats/seat numbers and are concrete slabs.  Makes for very uncomfortable seating. Especially for the 4pm games. Its essentially a free for all. Just sit where ever.  The stadium is also home to a fair number of strays.

 

CCI's management is shambolic.  The stadium parking is not attended to and no one ( except me! :(( ) parked at the designated spot. My car only got the opportunity to leave the stadium 2 hours ( and 20 scratches) after the end of the match.

 

I've attended a wedding and a concert at Brabourne, and the experience was far more pleasant.

 

Not sure what Brabourne experience the OP has bench-concrete slab marked the new Motera to?

 

Brabourne has got that South Bombay vibe to it, it really makes up for majority of the experience.

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11 hours ago, MechEng said:

 

Brabourne has got that South Bombay vibe to it, it really makes up for majority of the experience.

 

 

Exactly.  Plus when the drones and aerial cameras hover around the ground - the picture around is that of a 1st world country. 

 

A beautiful glimpse of Marine Drive, the South Mumbai skyline and classic buildings like the next door Ambassador Hotel and Mantralaya.

 

 

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