Arnos Vale Stadium

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Arnos Vale Stadium
Ground information
Location Kingstown, St Vincent
Capacity 18,000
Owner Windward Islands Cricket Board
End names
Airport End
Bequia End
International information
First Test 20 June 1997: West Indies v Sri Lanka
Last Test 9 July 2009: West Indies v Bangladesh
First ODI 4 February 1981: West Indies v England
Last ODI 20 March 2012: West Indies v Australia
Domestic team information
Windward Islands (1972–present)

The Arnos Vale Ground is a cricket stadium situated in Kingstown, St Vincent. It is a multi-use ground and is also better known as the Playing Fields. The stadium hosted its first ever international game on February 4, 1981. The match was an ODI between West Indies and England and was a close encounter which the hosts won by two runs. It is the home ground of the Windward Islands. Its maiden Test match came in 1997, when the West Indies played Sri Lanka to a draw, with Sri Lanka finishing on 233–8 chasing a target of 269 runs. The second Test held at the ground, in 2009, saw Bangladesh record their maiden Test victory over the West Indies by 95 runs. At the time the West Indies were without many of their leading players due to a dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board, so seven Test debutantes featured in the West Indian team.[1] [2]

The names of the two ends of The Playing Fields are Air Port End and Bequia End. The stadium holds the capacity to accommodate 18,000 people and is mostly used for football and cricket matches.

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Coordinates: 13°8′30.7″N 61°12′42.5″W / 13.141861°N 61.211806°W / 13.141861; -61.211806