Ahmedabad Cricket Stadium – Motera Cricket Stadium, the largest in the world, named after Modi It was conceptualized by the Prime Minister when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, President Ram Nath Kovind said at the inauguration.

Aerial view of the new Narendra Modi Stadium aka Motera Stadium, the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad. The file

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The world’s largest cricket stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad was renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium and was inaugurated on Wednesday by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah; his son Jay Shah, who is the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI); and others.

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The redeveloped stadium is part of the proposed sprawling Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave, which includes the world’s largest cricket stadium, a natatorium (indoor swimming pool), track and field facilities, a football stadium, a stadium field hockey and tennis, indoor sports halls and arenas, velodrome / skating rink and outdoor playgrounds. The enclave is spread over 220 acres on the banks of the Sabarmati river in the north-eastern region of Ahmedabad.

The President laid the foundation stone of the sports enclave along with the opening of the new cricket stadium.

In his speech, Mr. Shah said that Ahmedabad will become a city with world-class sports infrastructure of international standards after the completion of the Sardar Patel Sports Enclave.

“A sports complex will also be built in Naranpur in association with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave and Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera. These three will be ready to host any international sporting event,” Mr Shah said at the opening ceremony.

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The new stadium in Motera, established by the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA), is the prime minister’s dream project to completely demolish the old stadium and build a new one in its place, which is the largest in the world. best in class equipment.

“This stadium was designed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. He was the president of the Gujarat Cricket Association then,” President Ram Nath Kovind said in his inaugural address on Wednesday.

The old stadium with a capacity of 49,000 seats was known as the Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium where many historically important matches were played. He has hosted 12 Tests, 23 One Day Internationals and one T20 between 1982 and 2016.

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Plaque at Motera Stadium announcing the renaming of the stadium as Narendra Modi Stadium, 24 February 2021

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Construction of the new stadium began in 2016. Its construction was estimated at ₹800 million. The renovated stadium is spread over 63 acres of land. According to GCA, the newly constructed stadium has a capacity of 1,32,000. It is significantly larger than the capacity of Australia’s largest Melbourne Cricket Ground to date, which can accommodate 90,000 spectators. There are three entry points to the stadium.

The new stadium has four dressing rooms with world-class facilities and a clubhouse with 55 rooms. The club has facilities for indoor and outdoor games, restaurants, an Olympic swimming pool, a gym and a 3D cinema with a projector.

This is the first time that an Indian cricket stadium pitch has LED lights.

On the same day last year, February 24, the Prime Minister hosted US President Donald Trump with a mega ‘Namaste Trump’ event at the stadium. Nardra Modi Stadium, (formerly Motera Stadium) is a cricket stadium located in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Complex, Ahmedabad, India. It is the largest stadium in the world with a capacity for 132,000 spectators.

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The stadium is owned by the Gujarat Cricket Association and is a venue for Test, ODI, T20I and Indian Premier League cricket matches.

It became a regular venue for international matches in the city. In 2015, the stadium was closed and demolished and was completely rebuilt by February 2020 at an estimated cost of ₹800 million (US$100 million).

Apart from cricket, the stadium hosted several programs organized by the Gujarat government. It hosted matches during the 1987, 1996 and 2011 Cricket World Cups.

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Since 2022, the stadium has hosted 14 Tests, 27 ODIs, 6 T20Is and 2 IPL matches, including the final of the 2022 edition, and won the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest recorded match attendance of 101,566.

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On 24 February 2021, the stadium was renamed Nardra Modi Stadium by the Gujarat Cricket Association after the current Prime Minister of India, Nardra Modi, a native of Gujarat who was also the Chairman of the Gujarat Cricket Association (2009-2014) and Prime Minister between 2001 and 2014 .

India’s first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. Before the Sardar Patel Stadium, international cricket matches in the city were played at the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Stadium of the same name (Sardar Patel Stadium) in Navrangpura district. In 1982, the Gujarat government donated 400,000 square meters (100 acres) of land on the banks of the Sabarmati River for the construction of a new stadium. The construction of the Sardar Patel Stadium was completed in nine months.

All the city’s international cricket matches are being held here since th. In the 1984-85 Australia-India series, the Sardar Patel Stadium hosted its first ODI in which Australia defeated India.

Sunil Gavaskar became the first cricketer to reach 10,000 runs in Test cricket against Pakistan in 1987 at the stadium.

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In 1983, Kapil Dev took nine wickets against the West Indies to take his 432nd Test wicket at the stadium, making him the world’s highest run-scorer in 1995, surpassing Sir Richard Hadlee’s previous record.

In 1996, there was a low-scoring Test against South Africa, where the visitors lost 105-170. Javagal Srinath took six wickets in the fourth innings of the match. South Africa won the return match by defeating India by 76 runs in the first part of the 2008 Test match and won the match by an innings and 90 runs.

The stadium became the focal point of the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy, hosting five of the 15 matches played. In order to host the tournament, the stadium was modified to add three new pitches and a new pitch. As part of the refurbishment programme, floodlights and covered stands were installed in the stadium.

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The Sardar Patel Stadium has hosted matches wherever India has hosted the Cricket World Cup, including the first World Cup match in 1996 between England and New Zealand. Although the stadium only hosted one match in 1987 and 1996, it hosted three matches in the 2011 World Cup, including the quarter-final between Australia and India. Sachin Tdulkar became the first cricketer to reach 18,000 runs in One Day Internationals. As of 19 August 2017, Sardar Patel has played 12 Tests, 23 ODIs and 1 T20I.

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US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Nardra Modi at the Nardra Modi Stadium on February 24, 2020.

In October 2015, the stadium was demolished for renovation, although some media referred to it as a ramble. The total cost of the reconstruction was estimated at ₹700 million (₹7 billion (US$88 million)).

However, the final cost was reported to be ₹800 million (US$100 million). The rebuild, originally due for completion in 2019, was completed in February 2020.

The idea to build the new stadium is said to have been mooted by Nardra Modi, the president of the Gujarat Cricket Association and the then Chief Minister of Gujarat. Shortly before Modi moved to Delhi after becoming the Prime Minister of India, there were talks about minor upgrades to the stadium and the development of the Pavilion d structure. Modi asked officials to build a new bigger stadium instead of minor demolition work.

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After demolition began in 2015, the Gujarat Cricket Association published a tender in The Times of India and The Indian Express on 1 January 2016. Nine bidders expressed interest and procured tender documents, three of which submitted technical and financial bids on time ; these were Shapoorji Pallonji Group, Nagarjuna Construction Company and Lars & Toubro. A Tder Trade Committee (TCC) was created consisting of nine experts to evaluate tenders. In addition, STUP Consultants, a Mumbai-based civil engineering consultancy, was appointed as project management consultant to evaluate the designs and technical details of each proposal working with TCC.

All three bidders presented their designs, models and technical details of their concepts and designs. Due to the size and complexity of the project, bidders were evaluated on multiple parameters such as efficiency, resources, time frame for completion, ease of implementation, etc. Candidates were ranked and weighted according to all parameters.

On 16 January 2017, the project was overseen by the Gujarat Cricket Association, which was formally launched on the same day. The stadium was to be completed in 2 years and the renovation project was estimated to cost around ₹700 million ($93 million).

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The stadium was completed in February 2020 and hosted the India-Gland day night Test

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