About Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
The Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium was especially built for the mega event, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. The stadium is located in Hambantota, and boasts of a capacity of nearly 35,000. It hosted the first One Day International in 2011, when Sri Lanka played Canada in a World Cup fixture. It was also declared as one of the home grounds for Sri Lanka in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20, with an expected expansion of 60,000 seats.