The third Test of the India England Test series will be played at Sardar Patel Stadium, also known as Motera Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. The new stadium will host the first international test match between India and England starting from February 24. The stadium is said to be World’s Largest Cricket Stadium. The stadium is renamed Narendra Modi Stadium. The stadium will be inside the Sardar Patel sports enclave and it is built on 232 acres. It is one of the most beautiful cricket stadiums in the world. These are the things about this Narendra Modi Stadium and the photos that will make you amused.
1. Renamed To Narendra Modi Stadium
Motera Cricket stadium was renamed Narendra Modi stadium and the entire sports complex is named as Sardar Patel sports enclave. It was done to give tribute to India’s first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.
2. New LED Floodlights
The new LED floodlights are installed in such a way that they will eliminate shadows. It will make it easier to spot the ball taking an aerial route in the Day-Night matches.
3. 4 Dressing Rooms, 11 Centre Pitches
Narendra Modi Stadium, the world’s largest cricket stadium, also has11 center pitches. According to Gujarat Cricket Association’s joint secretary Anil Patel, there are also that you have never before with four dressing rooms with an in-built gymnasium.
4. Seating Capacity
Narendra Modi stadium has the largest spectator capacity for a cricket venue in the world. The stadium is built to offer every modern facility for the cricketer. There is a seating capacity of 1,32,000, which is more than Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. The stadium’s seating structure ensures every person inside the stadium has a spectacular and clear view of the action taking place.
5. Spread In 63 Acres
The stadium spread in a massive area of 63 acres and the entire sports complex Sardar Patel sports enclave is built in 232 acres.
6. Outdoor Practice Pitches
The stadium also has six indoor pitches with bowling machines. In addition to it, there are also outdoor practice pitches and two practice grounds with a small pavilion area.
7. Support For Other Sports
Narendra Modi stadium will serve as a world-class cricketing sport. It can support other sports like hockey, badminton, football, squash, billiards, basketball, kabaddi, lawn tennis, boxing, athletic track, and swimming.
8. 50% Crowd Allowed For Both Test Matches
Though the stadium’s seating capacity is 1,10,000, there are only 55,000 tickets for sale for the upcoming two Test matches. It is to maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the reports, almost all the tickets are sold out for the Day-Night Test between India vs. England.
9. Outstanding Amenities
According to Anil Patel, “This is the only stadium in the world with four dressing rooms for the players. Each dressing room has a state-of-the-art gymnasium, among other amenities. The stadium also has a clubhouse with 50 deluxe rooms and five suites.”
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