The Motera stadium in Ahmedabad is currently being revamped as it is all set to become the world’s largest cricket stadium. The 700 crore stadium was given a green signal at the beginning of 2017.
In a tweet by Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) Vice-President Parimal Nathwani, the pictures of the stadium under construction were released for the first time. The stadium will be built across 63 acres of land and it will be bigger than the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The Motera stadium had a seating capacity of 49,000 and was built in 1982. Meanwhile, the MCG currently holds a seating capacity of 90,000
World's Largest Cricket Stadium, larger than #Melbourne, is under construction at #Motera in #Ahmedabad,#Gujarat. Once completed the dream project of #GujaratCricketAssociation will become pride of entire India. Sharing glimpses of construction work under way. @BCCI @ICC #cricket pic.twitter.com/WbeoCXNqRJ
— Parimal Nathwani (@mpparimal) January 6, 2019
A renowned architecture firm, M/s Populous which also designed the Melbourne’s stadium is the in-charge of stadium design. There will be three practice grounds and an indoor cricket foundation as well. It will have around 76 corporate boxes, four-group changing areas, and offices, best in class club offices and an Olympic size swimming pool.
The parking lot will have the capacity to accommodate about 3,000 cars and up to 10,000 two-wheelers.
Earlier, before the construction started at the Motera stadium, it had hosted 23 ODIs. The stadium at witnessed some historic moments, which includes former Indian batsman and skipper Sunil Gavaskar completing 10,000 runs in Tests.
Another milestone which the stadium witnessed Sachin Tendulkar scoring his first double century in Tests in this very ground.