- The world’s largest cricket Stadium, Sardar Patel Stadium was renamed Narendra Modi Stadium on Wednesday.
- The stadium consists of a capacity of 1,10,000 seats and possesses an area for 4 dressing rooms.
- The stadium is hosting the first pink-ball Test between India and England today.
On February 24, President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the world’s largest cricket stadium in Motera, Gujarat. Formerly known as Sardar Patel Stadium has now been renamed Narendra Modi stadium. The arena can provide accommodation to almost 1.32 lakh spectators.
During the inauguration, Home Minister Amit Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju were also present among the other notables. During the event, the Home Minister stated that this stadium was Prime Minister’s dream project, and hence, it was decided to name it after PM Modi.
The President also executed the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a sports complex on the campus of the stadium. Notably, the complex will be named Sardar Patel sports complex for practice and training of various sports namely, hockey, football, kabaddi, basketball, boxing, and lawn tennis among others.
The cricket stadium is hosting its first match today with the third Test between India and England. It is a day-night series. The stadium will also organize the fourth and final game of the series from March 4.
The stadium is spread over 63 acres and is built at an estimated cost of Rs 800 crore. Interestingly, it has a seating capacity of 1,32,000 viewers. The seating capacity of this stadium has exceeded the popular Melbourne Cricket Ground which can serve 90,000 spectators. According to sources, the total area covered by the stadium is equivalent to 32 Olympic size soccer fields assembled.
The Ground consists of 11 pitches made of both red and black soil. Surprisingly, the Narendra Modi stadium is the only stadium to have the same soil surfaces for the main and practice pitches.
It is a proud moment for India to become a country with the largest stadium in the World. What are your views on it?