Maharastra Cricket Association Stadium is a cricket stadium located at Gahunje near Pune, India. It served as the home stadium for the Maharashtra cricket team including headquarters for the Maharashtra Cricket Association and Indian Premier League team Pune Warriors India now defunct.
With India having the largest cricket audience in the World and Indian influence in international cricket growing, the MCA decided a new stadium was needed. Hopkins Architects of London was commissioned to design a new 36,000 seat stadium in Pune and the stadium was the result.
The new MCA Stadium was inaugurated in April 2012 and the first match was played between Kings XI Punjab and Pune Warriors in April 2012. The first 20-20 International match at the stadium was played between India and England in December 2012.