The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium (Marathi:विदर्भ क्रिकेट असोसीएशन मैदान) also known as New VCA stadium is a Test cricket ground built in 2008 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. The ground was inaugurated in 2008 and it replaced the old Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground as the main stadium in the city. The new Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium is a top class venue which has been praised by the International Cricket Council. VCA Stadium is the home ground for the Vidharba and Central Zone teams for the domestic Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy tournaments, respectively.
Vidarbha Cricket Association launched its new venue at Jamtha in early November 2008. Spread over 33 acres (130,000 mi sq), VCA Stadium is a swanky stadium with 45000 sitting capacity, World-class training and practice facilities for the players, along with score of other facilities than one can think of.
Located, 16 km. on Nagpur – Hyderabad National Highway 7, this piece of ultra modern sport facility, by far it is the best cricket stadium in India in terms of facilities.Spacious and well furnished pavilion with a decent sit out, mini gymnasium, exclusive lunch hall, medical room etc. completes the all round facility for the players. Special air-conditioned enclosure for the members at the Southern end is an added attraction.
The Corporate facility has further been enhanced with the setting up of thirty eight corporate boxes with hospitality services attached. Match officials including ICC observers and umpires have all been provided separate and exclusive facility alongside the players.
The ultra modern, Press Box provides the media personnel with international standard facility and is well equipped with advanced communication facility for its smooth operations. The stadium has four stands. The East and West stands are open to air stands with two tiers. The three tier North stand houses the Commercial box, Presidents Room, Secretary's Box, Security Central, Board rooms etc. The South stand also has three tiers and houses the players pavilion, media room, players gym etc.
The ground in its entire splendour is well equipped to organize Day / Night matches. This fully chaired arena has all round roofing for the comfort of its spectators and has decent free ways for spectator movements.