Surpassing Melbourne Cricket Ground, Motera becomes the top and the largest cricket stadium in the world.
Located in Sabarmati, Ahmedabad, the Motera Stadium is equipped with new decorations and the latest facilities for the 3rdTest match between India and England.
The stadium will be inaugurated on February 24, 2021 by President Ram Nath Kovind in the special presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
The Sardar Patel Motera Stadium is spread over 63 acres, with a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh people. Melbourne Cricket Ground can accommodate 90,000 people.
Built at an estimated cost of Rs 800 crore, the beauty of this stadium is incredible. The stadium is constructed by the Larsen & Turbo (L&T) company, which also built the Statue of Unity in a very short span of 5 years.
PM Narendra Modi’s dream project of largest stadium in Motera has 76 corporate boxes, olympic level swimming pool, indoor academy, four dressing rooms for athletes, food courts and GCA club house.
A total of 11 clay pitches of six red and five black soils have been prepared in the stadium. It is the first stadium to use both coloured clay for main and practice pitches. In the event of rain, the pitch can be dried in only 30 minutes.
An innovative feature of this stadium is that the 360 degree podium concourse at a height of 9 meters simplifies the movement of spectators, as well as provides a uniform view to the spectators from any stand.