Ahead of cricket returning to the Olympic Games in 2028, Lauderhill is one of three cities in the U.S. to host the International Cricket Council Men’s T20 World Cup in June.
It’s expected to mean big bucks for the region.
“It’s the second most watched sport in the world behind soccer, which is kind of amazing in itself, even more than NFL football,” says Broward Parks and Recreation Director Dan West.
So to prepare for the event, starting today crews will begin doubling the capacity at the 5,000 seat Broward County Stadium, “We’re building out to around 8,150 seats. Then on top of that, we will also have a third-party come in and build temporary seating to make it to around 10,000 to 12,000 seats.”
The renovations are expected to cost about $8.5-million.
Broward County Stadium was the U.S.’s first cricket stadium sanctioned by the ICC.