The world’s largest cricket stadium is ready in Ahmedabad President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated, first match to be held from today Grounds named after PM Narendra Modi, protest started With a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh viewers, Ahmedabad will become ‘Sports City’ Ahmedabad
The world’s largest cricket stadium is named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. President Ramnath Kovind inaugurated the newly built stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Union Home Minister Amit Shah was also present on the occasion. This stadium, known as ‘Motera’, was till now known as ‘Sardar Patel Stadium’. The stadium witnessed the ‘Namaste Trump’ program in February last year. US President Donald Trump visited India then.
This stadium will be a part of ‘Sardar Patel Sports Enclave’. Apart from ‘Narendra Modi Stadium’, this enclave will also have a stadium for field hockey and tennis. Apart from this, there will also be arrangements for a variety of indoor and outdoor sports.
Opposition to the name of the stadium after Modi has also started. Congress leader Hardik Patel tweeted, “The world’s largest Ahmedabad-based Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium has been renamed the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium, is it not an insult to Sardar Patel? BJP now asking for Sardar Patel’s name, Sardar Saheb is being insulted. The people of Gujarat will not bear the insult of Sardar Patel. ”
With a capacity of one lakh 10 thousand, this stadium has become the largest cricket stadium in the world. All tickets are sold out. After November 2014, for the first time since today an international match will be played at this stadium.
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There are 11 pitches in this stadium
This stadium is spread over an area of about 63 acres. It is a stadium equivalent to 32 Olympic-sized football stadiums. Many experts were involved in the construction, including the Australian architect firm Populus, who designed the MCG. It has 11 pitches of red and black clay. It is the only stadium in the world which has the same soil on the main and practice pitches. A drainage system has been installed in it that it will take only 30 minutes to drain the water after the rain.
The stadium has an LED floodlight so that the ball can be easily seen in the air during the day-night test. Gujarat Cricket Association’s Joint Secretary Anil Patel said that the world’s largest cricket stadium has 11 center pitches and four dressing rooms including a gym. It has a seating capacity of 1,10,000 spectators, which is more than the Melbourne Cricket Ground.