Gandhinagar: Gujarat will be home to the world’s biggest cricket stadium in the near future. The Sardar Patel Stadium at Motera will be dismantled to make way for a new stadium with a seating capacity of 110,000 -bigger than the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Lord’s Cricket Ground in England. The ground breaking ceremony was carried out at the stadium on Monday.
The stadium will be operational in two years time and will be constructed at a cost of Rs 700 crore. After London and Melbourne this will be the biggest in terms of capacity with 1.10 lakh people. The stadium will have 76 corporate boxes with state of art facility,” informed Vice president of the Gujarat cricket association, Parimal Nathwani.
The existing Motera stadium is being dismantled to make way for the new stadium, a brain child of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was heading Gujarat cricketing body earlier.
The stadium will also boast of a state of the art club facility with three practice grounds and and indoor cricket academy for budding cricketers.
Country’s premier construction company L&T has bagged the contract for the construction and at a cost of about 700 crore the construction will be completed in two years time,” said Nathwani.
The exiting stadium has a capacity of 49,000 and to accommodate over double the number of cricket fans, additional parking facility will be created in the cricket campus spread over 63 acres. The parking lot can accommodate 3,000 cars and 10,000 two wheelers.