PSL franchise Lahore Qalandars have demanded a more bigger stadium than Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The numbers of cricket fans is increasing from the last two seasons of PSL shows that the capacity of Gaddafi Stadium is not enough to entertain cricket lovers.
Lahore Qalandars had received their first trophy of the Pakistan Super League Season 7 at Gaddafi Stadium on 27 February 2022. After the first big victory, Lahore Qalandars CEO, Atif Rana has mentioned in a interview that many fans didn’t get PSL 7 Final match tickets due to houseful of final match in Lahore.
The crowd and enthusiasm of fans, Atif Rana has requested to to replace the stadium with a new ground of up to 80,000 capacity.
Qalandars CEO said,
“Gaddafi Stadium was not big enough for PSL 7. In the final match, almost the same number of spectators that were present inside the stadium were also present outside. Looking at the passion and interest of the fans having a new bigger stadium is essential.”
It’s not right to say that Gaddafi Stadium is sufficient enough to host the high-profile matches in the most popular city of Lahore.
He also added,
“Lahore Qalandars is working on this matter, and further progress will be seen in the days to come. Lahore is a highly populated city of 20 million people, having a stadium with a capacity of 27,000 people does not do justice,”
Atif Rana also hoped to see the cricket fans of Lahore with a new bigger stadium having a capacity of about 80,000 spectators.
The franchise CEO also claimed that people from all over the country support Lahore Qalandars, thus the home ground must have the capability to entertain huge crowds.