The new and improved Motera Stadium was re-establishe at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Wednesday (24 February). The stadium named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and became the largest cricket stadium in the world.
The Narendra Modi Stadium will host the third Test between India and England on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 pm. In addition, the third also be a pink-ball or day / night test – the second to be held in India.
The Motera Stadium in Sabarmati, Ahmedabad was inaugurat by President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday as the ground gets ready for the third Test match.
The Sardar Patel Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad is sprea over 63 acres, with a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh people. Currently, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is the largest cricket stadium in the world. It can seat 90,000 people simultaneously.
After the ‘Statue of Unity’, the world’s largest statue of Sardar Patel built in Gujarat, the state is now going to set a new record of accommodation in the world’s largest stadium in cricket. Built at an estimated cost of Rs 800 crore, the beauty of this stadium is incredible,
The Moto Stadium is manufacture by-
The stadium is constructed by the Larsen & Turbo (L&T) company, which built the Statue of Unity in a very short span of 5 years. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream project of Motera’s biggest stadium has 76 corporate boxes, Olympic-level swimming pools, indoor academies, four dressing rooms for athletes, food courts and GCA club house,” the statement said.
Pitch made of new technology –
A total of 11 clay pitches of six red and five black soils have been prepare in the stadium. It is the first stadium to use colored clay for main and practice pitches. In the event of rain, the pitch can be drie in only 30 minutes.
“State-of-the-art LED floodlights will not warm the atmosphere and provide comfort to the spectators as well as the cricketers. An innovative feature of this stadium is that the holding of a 360 degree podium at a height of 9 meters makes the movement of spectators easier, as well as providing a uniform approach to the audience from any stand.
State-of-the-art gym were also set up –
The corporate boxes that are design have a seating capacity of 25 each. Spacious dressing rooms have built for both teams. Separate state-of-the-art gyms have also been establishe. A special lounge has been built near the players and VIP entrance. The Autographed Bat Collection of players from the teams of IPL and World Cup matches played so far in the Autograph Gallery at the stadium is the center of attraction. PIB’s statement features photographs of world-renowned cricketers in the ‘Hall of Fame’, which increases the eyesight of the audience.
In 2016, when the old stadium was demolish, the Motera Stadium had a capacity of 54,000 spectators. The foundation of the new cricket stadium was lay by the Gujarat Cricket Association in January 2018 for the construction of a new and state-of-the-art and fully equippe stadium. Completed in a short span of two years, this stadium is becoming another feather in the cap of Gujarat.
History of Narendra Modi Modi Stadium-
- Hosted the first ODI in the India vs Australia bilateral series of 1984-85, which India lost.
One of the venues for the 2006 edition of the ICC Champions Trophy, and hosted five of the 15 games.
The first World Cup match at Motera Stadium was play between England and New Zealand during the 1996 World Cup.
In the 2011 World Cup, India defeated Australia in the quarter-finals at Motera, and became champions.
As of 19 August 2017, it hosted 12 Tests, 23 ODIs and a T20 International.