The largest Cricket Stadium In The World, The Narendra Modi Stadium, previously known as the Motera Stadium.
This cricket stadium situated inside Sardar Patel Sports Enclave in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The renovated Stadium occupies 63 acres of land, with three entry points.
The first test match between India and England was played here on 24 February 2021. This was also the first-ever pink-ball Test match.
The stadium was first constructed in 1983 and renovated in 2006. Before 2015 it was the regular venue for international matches in the city.
The stadium was completely rebuilt by February 2020, with an estimated cost of ₹800 crores (US$110 million).
The stadium is not only for Cricket, the Government of Gujarat conducts several programs here.
A unique feature of the stadium is the LED lights on the roof instead of the usual floodlights at cricket grounds.
This is the largest cricket stadium in the world with 110,000 capacity. Melbourne Cricket Ground is the second-largest cricket stadium in the world.
The overall expenditure in the reconstruction of Narendra Modi Stadium, previously known as the Motera Stadium Gujrat is estimated at around seven billion rupees.
Outside of the main ground, the stadium is able to accommodate several other features, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, an indoor cricket academy, badminton and tennis courts, a squash arena, a table tennis area, a 3D projector theater, and a clubhouse with three practice grounds and 50 rooms. The total area of the stadium is equivalent to 32 Olympic-size football fields put together.
One major event held in this stadium was the venue of the Namaste Trump event and hosted US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi on 24 February 2020.
L&T took over the construction work of the stadium in December 2016. The stadium was planned to be finished in 2 years and the reconstruction project was estimated to cost around ₹ 7 billion.