Biggest cricket stadium in world being built in India
The Gujarat Cricket Stadium in a release on Friday said, that the Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad would be the biggest cricket stadium in the world in terms of seating capacity.
The stadium will be built in place of Motera stadium and will have 1,00,000 seats – putting it alongside the MCG as the biggest cricket stadiums in the world.
The demolition of the Motera stadium has begun and will take four months to complete, which had a capacity of 54,000. The GCA said that the existing seats were not enough to accommodate the crowds in peak cricket seasons, and that the building of the new stadium will take two years.
“In line with the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and GCA President Amit Shah, Sardar Patel cricket stadium will be converted into Melbourne-like cricket stadium, which will be the biggest cricket stadium in the world,” said a joint statement by GCA vice president Parimal Nathwani and joint secretary Jay Shah.
“We have been making attempts to make Motera world’s best and state-of-the art stadium. For which the design and the project is ready. It is very difficult to become a good cricketer if facilities are not up to the mark. There will neither be quality nor quantity in such circumstances. With the better ground facilities, we will get good cricketers from Gujarat,” said Amit Shah, who is GCA President and BCCI vice-president.
The Motera stadium was built in 1983, and has witnessed many priceless moments,like- Sunil Gavaskar creating history by becoming the first batsman to breach the 10000-run mark in Tests, Kapil Dev breaking Sir Richard Hadlee’s record of 431 Test wickets, Sachin Tendulkar’s first double century and the 2011 World Cup semi-final victory over Australia.