World’s largest cricket stadium, Motera stadium, has been renamed to Narendra Modi stadium recently. Here’s all you need to know about it!
There are several reasons to conclude that ‘Cricket’ is India’s favourite sport. From every gully to each corner, we find children and adults playing cricket who do not even care for the weather conditions but take out their bats to give their best shot. But do you know that India is also the country which has the World’s largest cricket stadium? That’s right!
Motera Stadium, which has been recently renamed Narendra Modi Stadium, is situated in Ahmedabad. It is also popular as Sardar Patel Stadium.
Whatever name you call it with, you will be surprised that it leaves behind Melbourne Cricket Stadium with its size, which has a seating capacity of 1,32,000 people. However, due to the Covid situation, the capacity has been reduced to 55,000 people.
Construction of the stadium
It was opened on the banks of the Sabarmati river in the year 1982 after the Gujarat government had donated 100 acres of land. It had gone for reconstruction in 2016.
Larsen and Toubro have built the new stadium. However, the architect of the stadium is an Australian architect firm, Populous, who was also the architect of Melbourne Cricket stadium.
The stadium is spread on 63 acres of land and covers a total area of 2,38,714 square metres. The amazing fact here is, the above-mentioned size is equal to 32 Olympic size soccer fields put together.
The stadium has a 55-room clubhouse which also houses a 3D-Mini theatre. It has 76 corporate boxes with a seating capacity of 25 each. You can also find an Olympic size swimming pool here along with a squash court.
Advanced shadow-less LED lights adorn the stadium. There is also a Cricket academy which is used for training purposes. You can find 11 centre pitches inside and four dressing rooms for players.
Going there in a car is a good option as the stadium can park 3000 cars and 10,000 two-wheelers. People can play other sports as well, as the stadium has courts for Badminton and Table Tennis.
When are you going there to see your favourite Cricket star?