August 14, 2022
2019 Cricket World Cup Cricket News

This stadium in India to become world’s largest cricket stadium

This stadium in India to become world's largest cricket stadium
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The Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in Ahmedabad, also known as Motera Stadium has hosted quiet a few International matches since it arrived to cricket map in 1983. At the present moment, the stadium is undergoing a renovation after which it will become the world’s largest cricket stadium which can hold over 1 lakh spectators. The stadium is being redeveloped across a massive 63 acres under the architect firm M/s Populous.

Currently, the Melbourne Cricket Ground is the world’s largest cricket stadium in the world with a total capacity of 100,024 while Kolkata’s Eden Gardens is reportedly No. 2 with a capacity of 66,000.

The stadium currently holds a seating capacity of 54,000 but making it a venue which will hold a capacity of over 1 Lakh spectators will cost a whooping sum of 700 crore rupees. The tender of the construction has been given to Larsen and Turbo(L&T).

What will the stadium have

After the renovation, the stadium will hold three practice grounds and an indoor cricket academy for the budding and upcoming cricketers. Considering the increase in seating capacity of the spectators, parking facility will also increase.

The parking area will be hold as many as 3,000 cars and 10,000 two-wheelers according to a report by The Hindu.

The stadium will also boast of house with over 50 rooms, 76 corporate boxes, four dressing rooms and an Olympic size swimming pool.

“World’s Largest Cricket Stadium, larger than #Melbourne, is under construction at #Motera in #Ahmedabad,#Gujarat. Once completed the dream project of #GujaratCricketAssociation will become pride of entire India. Sharing glimpses of construction work underway. @BCCI @ICC #cricket,” Gujarat Cricket Association Vice-President Parimal Nathwani said in a tweet.

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah who originates from Gujarat also showed his excitement for the stadium.

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