The newly reconstructed Sardar Patel Stadium, or also known as the Motera Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad is now the world’s largest cricket stadium. Previously, the Melbourne Cricket Ground held the record, with a seating capacity of 1,00,024. The Motera Cricket Stadium has a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh people.
The new stadium would come into action for the first time in the Pink-Ball Test between India and England. Despite its massive size, due to current COVID-19 restrictions implemented in India, it has been permitted to hold a seating capacity of nearly 55k spectators for the entire course of the Test match. The hype over the glorious cricket stadium in India not only augurs well for the players and fans but also for those who are in the business of cricket betting. A lot of people can take advantage of the best betting apps in India to help them gain maximum benefit.
With that in mind, here are the things you need to know about the new Motera Cricket Stadium: a rundown of its stats, what to expect to take place in it, and more.
Interesting facts about the Motera Cricket Stadium
- The re-constructed Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad is built in an area covering nearly 63 acres of land. In metric measurements, that is almost 255,000 sqm and as previously stated, it can house 1.10 lakh people. To have a better understanding of how big it is, here is a comparison: the new Motera can fit Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy, Chennai’s MA Chidambaram, and Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Collectively, these venues can hold over 120,000 people.
- The Stadium is equipped with LED lights instead of the traditional floodlights. which makes for an exciting viewing experience during the nighttime. It features a 360-degree podium concourse with a height of nine meters. This provides not only an easier movement for the audience but also an equal view for everyone, regardless of their position or seats.
- Also, there is also a state-of-the-art gym with a luxurious VIP lounge. The stadium was constructed by the Larsen & Turbo (L&T) company. This was the same company that became popular for building the Statue of Unity within a short span of five years.
On February 24, 2021, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind will lead the inauguration of the venue along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah.