It’s not often that we can show you stadiums of this size being built anywhere on earth. 110,000 people will be needed to fill this one to capacity when they’re done in Ahmadabad.
On Monday corner stone was laid for new Motera cricket stadium. It used to be called Sardar Patel Stadium, but that venue is now gone, following a long period of gradual demolition that began in 2015. Now heavy machinery is arriving to build the country’s most impressive stadium.
Planned for the northern Ahmadabad’s Motera district, the new cricket stadium is expected to be amazing for one major reason. The projected capacity of 110,000 people will make it the world’s largest cricket venue and one of the largest sports stadia as well.
Another, though not intentional, reason for its uniqueness is the cost. According to all accessible data it’s expected to consume just 7 billion rupee, representing some $102 million upon groundbreaking.
While expected to be the sporting home of Gujarat’s cricket team, the stadium is also bound to host major events of other kind, being India’s largest and offering 76 skyboxes, as well as over 50 rooms and an Olympic-size swimming pool attached to its south side.
Contrary to its predecessor, the new stadium would have three major access routes instead of one. Connected with new subway station, it will also offer 3,000 parking spaces for cars and 10,000 for cycles.