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Motera Stadium : Check 7 Interesting Facts Of Sardar Patel Stadium

Motera Stadium: Sardar Patel Stadium also known as Motera Cricket stadium is set to become the largest cricket stadium in the world. This record is currently held by Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia. The Sardar Patel Stadium will have a seating capacity of 1,10,000 people. The stadium is built at a cost of 100 million dollars (approx Rs. 700 crores). Apart from cricket stadium will also host other sports like football, boxing, basketball, hockey, squash, badminton, billiards, swimming and lawn tennis. Let’s have a look at some interesting facts related to this groundbreaking colossal stadium.

  1. The Motera stadium is situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  2. Motera Stadium or Sardar Patel Stadium is the largest cricket stadium ever built in the world.
  3. The stadium was originally named as the Gujarat Stadium but was later changed to Sardar Patel Stadium as a tribute to the legendary freedom fighter. The stadium is also known as the Motera Stadium.
  4. The stadium hosted its first ODI in 1984. The reconstruction of the stadium was recently proposed by the Gujarat government.
  5. The overall renovation of the Motera Stadium cost around Rs. 700 crores.
  6. The stadium will have a seating capacity of 1,10,000 which beats out MGC’s seating capacity of 1,00,000.
  7. Namaste Trump‘, the event to welcome President Donald Trump held today i.e. 24th February 2020.

Below is the list of famous cricket ground around the world and their capacity.

S No Stadium Name Established Date Capacity
1 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia 1853 1,00,024
2 Lord’s Cricket Ground, England 1814 30,000
3 Eden Gardens, India 1864 66,000
4 Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia 1848 48,601
5 Arun Jaitley Stadium, India 1883 41,820
6 Wankhede Stadium, India 1974 33,108
7 M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, India 1969 40,000
8 Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE 1982 17,000
9 M. A. Chidambaram Stadium,India 1916 50,000
10 The Oval, England 1845 25,500


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