THE SIR VIV RICHARDS STADIUM
The £16m Sir Vivian Richards Stadium replaces the famous old Recreation Ground as the island's home of cricket.
It will accommodate 20,000 people for the tournament, with the capacity reduced by half after it finishes.
Funded by a grant from the Chinese government, the ground has two main stands - the north and south - a beach and underground passages for the teams.
The venue is located halfway between the airport and St John's city centre and will host Super 8s matches.
Local hero: Richards was one of the most explosive batsmen in the history of the game, scoring heavily and quickly in both forms.
He still holds the record for the fastest Test century, off 56 balls against England in St John's in 1986, and was named one of Wisden's five cricketers of the century in 2000.