The Namaste Trump event hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the newly renovated Motera stadium in Ahmedabad for US President Donald Trump on February 24 was quite a hit. The stadium also known as Sardar Patel Stadium, is being touted as the world’s biggest cricket stadium. With the event being covered by the world media, the stadium has definitely put India on the world map.
With a seating capacity of 110,000, Motera stadium even beats Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, and Australia’s iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MGC).
The stadium hosted its first ODI in 1984. The reconstruction of the stadium was recently proposed by the Gujarat government. The overall renovation of the Stadium cost around 7 billion rupees.
The Sardar Patel Stadium came into existence after the Gujarat government donated 100 acres of land on the banks of the Sabarmati river in 1982. The construction work was completed within nine months. Prior to that, international cricket matches were played at Ahmedabad’s Municipal Corporation Stadium.
The stadium has many world-class facilities, including a club house with 55 rooms, a gymnasium and an Olympic-size swimming pool. The new stadium spread across 63 acres and has three entry points. It has 76 corporate boxes with a seating capacity of 25 each.
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