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Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur


Located at Janpath, Lal Kothi, the Sawai Mansingh Stadium cricket stadium in Jaipur lies on one corner of the Rambagh Circle. The foundation stone of this stadium was laid during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II, who was also famously known as SMS. This is why the stadium is also popularly known as SMS Stadium.

Established in the year 1969, the Sawai Mansingh Stadium is owned by the Rajasthan State Sports Council and is operated by the Rajasthan Cricket Association. This stadium holds a total of 23,185 seats.

Major Tournaments played at SMS Stadium

  • Women’s Asia Cup 2006
  • ICC Champions Trophy 2006
  • Cricket World Cup in 1987 and 1996

Home Ground of Rajasthan Royals IPL Cricket Team

The SMS Stadium Jaipur is also the Home ground of Rajasthan Royals India Premier League IPL cricket team from the city of Jaipur. Founded in 2008, the Rajasthan Royals team is owned by Manoj Badale. However, the team has been suspended till the 2017 season.

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SMS Stadium Ground Records

  • First Test played at SMS Stadium - February 21, 1987 between India and Pakistan
  • First ODI played at SMS Stadium - October 2, 1983 between India and Pakistan
  • The Rajasthan Royals team won the First Season of IPL at SMS Stadium.
  • The highest ODI total at SMS Stadium - 362-1 by India against Australia
  • The lowest ODI total at SMS Stadium – 135 by India against Pakistan
  • This is the ground where the most successful opening pair for India in ODIs, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar, opened the innings for the first time.
  • Virat Kohli made the Fastest 100 for India in ODIs at this ground, when India chased total of 359 against Australia, which was the second highest successful chase in ODIs, after the Johannesburg epic between Australia and South Africa.

Stadium Layout

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Indoor Stadium

The Sawai Mansingh Stadium also hosts an Indoor Stadium, which is often addressed as the Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium. It is owned and operated by the Rajasthan State Sports Council and has a capacity of 2,000. It is efficient of hosting any indoor sporting event played at the Olympics and is also used for several non-sporting events as well.

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Home Ground of Jaipur Pink Panthers Pro Kabaddi League Team

The SMS Stadium is the Home ground of Jaipur Pink Panthers Pro Kabaddi League team. Jaipur Pink Panthers team from the city of Jaipur is owned by actor Abhishek Bachchan. They played their First Match against Bengaluru Bulls on August 20, 2014 at SMS stadium. They also won the inaugural edition of the league in 2014.

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Facilities at the SMS Indoor Stadium

The SMS Indoor Stadium is well-equipped with all required amenities such as air-conditioning, players’ changing room and lounge, dope control and medical rooms, media center, state-of-the-art-acoustics, parking facilities and maple wood flooring at playing field.

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Indoor Stadium Layout

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