Motera Stadium: World’s biggest cricket stadium set for 1st match; facts, full details

England and India players have begun training in the stadium and are wowed by the size of the stadium with a sitting capacity of 1,10,000.

Ashish Kumar Written by February 21, 2021 16:34
Motera Stadium: World's biggest cricket stadium set for 1st match; facts, full details

Motera Stadium: World's biggest cricket stadium set for 1st match; facts, full details

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to host Pink ball test match in the new Motera Stadium, also known as Sardar Patel Stadium.

MGC is currently the largest cricket ground in the world with a seating capacity of 90,000 people. Motera Stadium will be the largest cricket facility ever made.

England and India players have begun training in the stadium and are wowed by the size of the stadium with a sitting capacity of 1,10,000.

The capacity for this Test match, starting on Wednesday, has been reduced to 50% due to concerns over COVID-19, but fans have been quick to buy tickets for what will be the first men’s international in the city since 2014.

“Ahmedabad is totally sold out, the day-night Test match, because it’s the first game there after a long period of time,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly told Star Sports.

“So, happy to see normalcy back. It’ll be fantastic, it’s sold out.

” … We want to see every seat and stand full. And that’s what it is, the tickets have gone, as well as for the T20s (that follow the Tests).”

Here are some facts about the New Motera Stadium:

  • The Motera Stadium is situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and is the largest cricket stadium ever built in the world.
  • The stadium was originally named as the Gujarat Stadium, but was later changed to Sardar Patel Stadium as a tribute to the legendary freedom fighter. The stadium is also known as the Motera Stadium.
  • The stadium hosted its first ODI in 1984. The reconstruction of the stadium was recently proposed by the Gujarat government.
  • The renovated stadium will most likely be inaugurated on February 24, 2020.
  • The overall renovation of the Motera Stadium cost around 7 billion rupees.
  • BCCI tweeted that the Motera Stadium will have a seating capacity of 1,10,00, which beats out MGC’s seating capacity.
  • The stadium is likely to host an exhibition match between Asia XI and World XI later this year.
  • US President Donald Trump will inaugrate the Motera Stadium during his visit the Gujarat, according to several media reports.
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