Now here comes the good news for all the cricket fans here. Do you know the world’s largest cricket stadium is soon to be opened in India? Yes, you have heard it right, the Sardar Patel Stadium located in Ahmedabad which is also popularly known as Motera Stadium is soon going to become one of the largest cricket stadiums in the world. The stadium is currently undergoing construction and is ready for a big scale renovation until the year 2020. Well, Motera stadium has left behind Australia’s Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which is currently the largest cricket stadium in the world.
It has a whopping capacity to fit in approx 1 lakh people. Till now MCG has hosted the 1956 Olympic Games, 1992 Cricket World Cup, 2006 commonwealth Games and 2015 Cricket World Cup. But sadly MCG will no longer be the largest stadium in the World as it will be replaced by Ahmedabad’s Motera Stadium.
Reconstruction work started in 2015
The reconstruction work in the stadium got started in 2015 and it’s going to be complete till 2020. The project is estimated to cost around Rs. 700 crores. It has been designed by the same company which has deigned (Melbourne Cricket Ground) MCG.
The venue will be connected to a metro station
The Vice president of Gujarat Cricket Stadium, Piramal Nathwani has told that the venue will also be connected to a metro station within 300m reach. A huge ramp will also be designed to facilitate the easy movement of the people around there at one time. It will also have LED lights all over the ground as it has provision for solar power generation and 65 rainwater harvesting pits.
The first match will be between World X1 Vs India T20
And the most exciting part is that the first match in the new Motera Stadium will be of World XI Vs India T20 match which will be conducted in February 2020.
Good morning India…. ?
— Gujarat Ranji Team (@GujaratRanji) August 20, 2019
Arey Koi Na! #Ahmedabad‘s #MoteraStadium will be ready by 2023. In 2023 #WorldCup, #India will be the Host and Winner too and that to in the World’s biggest stadium with the seating capacity of 1,10,000. #CWC19 #INDvNZ. Am I right @BCCI? pic.twitter.com/ajbk3VsVGE
— Manthan Upadhyay (@MAKXNT9) July 10, 2019