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Narendra Modi Stadium
Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera is one of the finest cricketing venues in India. It is located on the banks of river Sabarmati and has been host to more than 35 international games of cricket. The Stadium, commonly known as the Motera Stadium.
The Narendra Modi Stadium is also known as Motera Stadium, because of the area where it is located also to avoid confusion with a stadium of the same name located nearby. The stadium was constructed in 1982 to flourish cricket talents in the province. Earlier, the stadium had a seating capacity of housing 49,000 cricket fans.
In October 2015, Gujarat Cricket Association under the visionary leadership of the then GCA President and current Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi decided to reconstruct the stadium and make it the largest Cricket Stadium in the world. In February 2020, the redevelopment task was completed and it is now capable of accommodating more than 1.1 lakh cricket fans. The new Motera Stadium broke the record by surpassing Melbourne Cricket Ground which has the capacity to accommodate 90,000 spectators.
Populous designed the world’s largest cricket stadium, Motera Cricket Stadium, in Ahmedabad, India. The project will be home to the Gujarat Cricket Association and is being built in collaboration with India’s top contractor Larsen & Toubro. When it is officially launched in 2020 it will be named the Sardar Patel Stadium.
Facilities Sardar Patel Stadium
The new stadium has four dressing rooms with world-class facilities and a built-in clubhouse with 55 rooms. The clubhouse has facilities for both indoor and outdoor games, restaurants, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a gym, and a 3D projector theatre.
Renamed From Sardar Patel Stadium To Narendra Modi Stadium
On 24 February 2021, the stadium was renamed the Modi Stadium in honor of the current prime minister of India, who is also a Gujarat native and a former chief minister.
Cost Of Modi Stadium
The Stadium was reconstructed with an estimated cost of ₹800 crores.