The Indian state of Gujarat is all set to house the world’s largest stadium. Yes, indeed, the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium that is located at Motera in Ahmedabad is getting a makeover. The project’s foundation stone was laid during January 2018. Also, the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) is spearheading the project.
Larson & Toubro (L&T) got the tender for constructing the property. Additionally, M/S Populous is designing the stadium; moreover, they built the current world’s largest stadium in the world – the Melbourne Stadium in Australia.
The stadium extends to over 60 acres of land, having a capacity to accommodate 110,000 people. This figure surpasses the capacity of the Melbourne Stadium that can hold up to 90000 fans.
The estimated cost of the project amounts to Rs 700 crores. Also, after completion, the stadium will contain more than 70 Corporate Boxes, 50 rooms, 3 practice grounds, 4 dressing rooms, a large-sized swimming pool, an indoor cricket training academy, and parking grounds. In fact, the parking area will be sufficient enough to accommodate 3000 cars and 10000 two-wheelers.
Fortunately, there will be no column constructions due to which the fans will have an unobstructed view of the matches, notwithstanding where they are standing in the stadium.
Besides, after the under-construction stadium is developed, India will have a total of 5 stadiums in the listings of the World’s top 10 largest stadiums. Currently, Australia has the highest number of largest stadiums.
Previously, the Motera stadium had a capacity of 54000 people. However, during the year 2016, the GCA gave orders for demolishing the old stadium for facilitating the renovation work.