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“Very good stadium. Wonderful atmosphere.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of R. Premadasa Stadium

R. Premadasa Stadium
Khettarama Road | Maligawatta, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #5 of 45 Attractions in Colombo
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Theaters & Stadiums
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Very good stadium. Wonderful atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Went to watch the Twenty20 cricket. Aus v Pak and RSA vs Ind. Electric atmosphere at the ground. Especially for the last match that started in the early evening. Security is incredibly tight which is a positive - just expect a bit of a wait if you turn up at peak time for security screening.

We had tickets for the Grandstand - category 1 tickets which only cost about USD18 each. Perfect location to watch the cricket in the afternoon and evening, as the sun is behind the grandstand, so no direct sunlight at all - which is a good thing! You are also directly opposite the scoreboard.

Beer, soft drinks, ice creams, fast food - all located at the top of the Grandstand area, and also from the roaming vendors who walk the aisles. Just make sure you have lots of small notes to buy food with early on, as the vendors won't have much change to break large notes until later in the day.

Toilet facilities were pretty good during the first match, but quickly deteriorated by the second match. Didn't really notice any cleaners about, which is probably my only area of feedback for improvement.

Note - If you get tickets that sit on the side of the scoreboard (cheapest tickets for the stadium) you will be in direct full sunlight for day matches.

Visited October 2012
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Football to Brazil is cricket to Sri Lanka”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

There was nothing to dislike about this stadium. Everywhere you sat you had a fantastic view.
Amazing carnival atomosphere and contagious excitement all around.
If you're western be prepared to have some kids ask you for a ticket. Very non-threatening environment, very helpful staff and a fantastic experience.
My everyday ground for watching cricket is the MCG in Melbourne. If you're expecting this to be the MCG of Sri Lanka in terms of facilities and quality, you're not going to enjoy it.
Just be sure to take it for what it is and remember where you are, because the atomosphere I experienced throughout the T20 World Cup was better then any I've had in Australia and before you know it those things you've forgotten about where you are.
Loved my time here.

Visited September 2012
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“Amazing place for cricket lovers - T20 World Cup”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Enjoyed all games from Super Eight till Semi-finals!

View from Grand stand is just amazing and even the normal stands are not bad. The crowd was buzzing and security guards were fully alert.

A great great place for cricket lovers to enjoy the game.

Visited October 2012
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“T20 World Cup Final”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Dont get the tickets on the concrete steps! Thinks its C and D section. Very uncomfortable but the atmosphere was electric with Sri Lanka in the final. Well done West Indies. Not in the nicest area of Colombo but the children around the stadium were very friendly!

Visited October 2012
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