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“Best crowds” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of R. Premadasa Stadium

R. Premadasa Stadium
Ranked #22 of 144 things to do in Colombo
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Darwin, Australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best crowds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Watched the 2011 WC match between Pak and SL and the atmosphere was just awesome. SL crowds are the most well behaved and fun loving too in Asia and it makes for a pleasant experience.

Visited February 2013
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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Best cricket stadium in the Country”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

I have been to R. Premadasa stadium a few times to watch international cricket matches. Last time was during the South Africa tour to Sri Lanka.

Ground is large and has the capacity for a crowd over 30,000. Good view can be expected from Grand Stand, A Upper, B Upper blocks as well as C and D Upper Blocks. A Lower and B lower will give you close action to the stadium. C and D lower blocks will not have seats and just the concrete seating with no back rest which is not comfortable.

Always make sure you go to the grounds well in advance if it is an International cricket match with Sri Lanka as it can be a huge crowd and getting in to the ground can be a nightmare. Last time we had a terrible time getting in as we were late.

If you drive to the place, parking can be difficult as well. Unless you go very early you will not be able to park in official park. You can park close to grounds in the roads of Maligawatta. However beware that the residents will collect money from you for parking (about 300Rs) and do not try to argue with them as the neighborhood is not friendly. My advise is to take a tuk-tuk or taxi if possible.

During a cricket match, food, drinks and beer stalls will be available in all stands also the music.

If you know what cricket is, this is a must see place during a cricket match as the atmosphere will be really festive.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

we went hoping to have a look inside. when we got there there the B&q team were playing they let us in to have a look with a security man, we watched for a couple of minutes then left, worth a visit for any cricket fan

Visited November 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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127 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Great Stadium!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

International Matches in Colombo are held here. The atmosphere at the grounds is electric, with many papare bands playing.

Would recommend all cricket fans to go at least once and experience a match at the R. Premadasa Stadium.

Negatives
Not a place to visit families. Beer is freely available and generally towards the end most ppl are drunk, with the odd fight expected.

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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“Nice Stadium”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

This is a nice Stadium in Colombo. Can enjoy cricket as you wish.
This is close to the Colombo city and nice big ground.
Can easily find and go by taxi. The road to stadium is rather dirty but stadium is quite nice.

Visited April 2013
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