Ready. Set. Explore! The Hundred launched a competition for kids aged 7+ to design the cricket stadium experience of their dreams, with no limits on what it could contain. The 10 best designs were then incorporated into a blockbuster stadium designed in Minecraft – the world-famous sandbox video game. Introducing – The Space Bowl…the ultimate cricket stadium designed by kids.
We asked, and you answered. We were blown away by the hundreds of entries we received – all showing incredible creativity and imagination.
Our expert panel of judges, including Birmingham Phoenix and England player Issy Wong, helped pick 10 lucky winners, which were then bought to life by our architect and Minecraft-wiz, James Delaney.
Featuring a boundary moat and glass floors to view the pitch from all angles.
Featuring a spaceship stadium with fireworks.
Featuring a pool around the edge of the pitch with turtles, dolphins and other sea creatures.
Featuring disco lights around the edge of the stadium.
Featuring a giant scoring hand which lights up when you score runs.
Featuring an rooftop nature garden, filled with trees, plants and animals.
Featuring a huge main stage for musicians and DJ set.
Featuring cricket ball VIP boxes on both sides of the stadium.
Featuring funfair elements, including a rollercoaster taking players around the whole stadium.
Featuring a rainbow-coloured seam arch over the roof of the stadium.
Ready to dive into our world? We know some of you will be Minecraft experts already – but just in case you aren’t, here are some helpful answers to any questions you might have on how you canto download, install and explore The Space Bowl.
Some of your The Hundred cricket heroes were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of The Space Bowl – check out their reactions and amazement when we gave them an exclusive look…
Players React to The Space Bowl
Creating an awesome world like this in Minecraft doesn’t happen overnight. After our competition entrants put their creativity and imagination into their entries, our Minecraft architects spent over 150 hours to build the world using 1.3 MILLION blocks.
Here’s how the world was put together, with our 10 winners explaining how they came up with their ideas…
Not your typical sports stadium
The Space Bowl timelapse
The Space Bowl by day
The Space Bowl by night
Boundary moat filled with sea creatures
Disco lights and fireworks display
Main stage for DJs and Musicians, and VIP seating
Rainbow seam arch
Rooftop nature garden
See-through wicket and team changing rooms
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
• Competition ran from 13 April 00:01 and closed on 26 April 23:59
• Entrants must be a UK resident
• Winners selected and notified by email within 48 hours of selection, and had 72 hours to accept their prize
• Children entering competition must be at least seven years old on or before competition start date
Not an official Minecraft product. Not approved by or associated with Mojang.