Exclusive look at field and stadium built for Cricket World Cup at Eisenhower Park

Stony Brook native Don Lockerbie hopes bringing cricket to a larger audience in the United States can help the sport grow.

Jon Dowding

May 7, 2024, 9:16 PM

Updated 18 days ago

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News 12 received an exclusive first look at the Long Island stadium that will host eight games at this year's Cricket World Cup.
Fans will fill 34,000 seats at Eisenhower Park next month at a facility and field built by some Long Islanders.
John Sulinski, and his Long Island-based company Landtek, installed the field and the main pitch where the cricket matches will be played. Getting the right type of grass for the historic event was no easy feat.
"This job in our backyard was special,” he said. "Twenty-two tractor-trailers to take the trip from Florida to New York. These trays are approximately 10 x 82 feet long weighing approximately anywhere from 16 to 18 tons a piece."
Stony Brook native Don Lockerbie is the T20 USA Venue development director. He’s part of the organizing committee for the 2024 Cricket World Cup. He hopes bringing cricket to a larger audience in the United States can help the sport grow.
"We’re the largest stadium in the tournament. It's sensational, just to have a Cricket World Cup in the United States is amazing for the sport," Lockerbie says. "We're excited that the World Cup is here in Nassau."
Regardless of what teams wins, one thing remains true.
"The world is going to see it, and we're going to make Long Island proud,” said Sulinski.
The field created for the tournament will stay for the community, but the stadium will be taken down.
The Cricket World Cup games begin at Eisenhower Park on June 3.


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