Construction Of ‘World’s Biggest’ Cricket Stadium Begins At Ahmedabad

After the reconstruction of the Eden Gardens, the title of the biggest cricket ground in the world had gone to the Melbourne Cricket Ground of Australia which has a capacity of 100,024. However, India are set to take back that title once the 700 crore project of building the new Motera stadium is completed in the next two years.
The stadium has been designed by world-renowned architect firm M/s. Populous, and it will be built upon a 63 acre land which will be acquired after the demolition of the existing Sardar Patel Stadium. The current capacity of the Sardar Patel Stadium is 49,000, and it is set to be extended to 110,000 after the expansion is completed by L&T, who have been awarded the 700-crore contract.

"There will be a concourse to connect the entire stadium for pedestrian and vehicular movement. Moreover, the club house will be equipped with 55 rooms and an Olympic-size swimming pool. The parking area will accommodate 3,000 cars and 10,000 two-wheelers and traffic will be segregated in three directions.
"The stadium will also have 76 corporate boxes and four dressing rooms," said vice-president of Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA), Parimal Nathwani, reported PTI.
The new Stadium will also boast of a state-of-the-art indoor cricket academy and three practice grounds. If things go according to the plan, this will not only be the biggest cricket stadium in the world, but will also be the second biggest sport stadium after North Korea’s Rungrado 1st of May Stadium which has a capacity of 114,000. (SC)

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