Ahmedabad is going to witness the World’s largest cricket stadium and second-largest stadium overall, with a sitting capacity of 110,000. Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad India is now officially the World’s largest cricket stadium opens on the 24th of February 2020.
Motera Stadium History
Motera Stadium which is now known as Sardar Patel Stadium was established in 1983. At that time, Motera Stadium has a sitting capacity of 49,000 spectators. The first renovation takes place in 2006 just before ICC Champions Trophy. After the renovation, Motera Stadium has a sitting capacity increased to 54,000.
In 2015, the Stadium Motera was totally demolished and reconstructed which cost around US$ 110 million. Motera Stadium in then completed in 2020 with increased capacity of sitting up to 110,000 spectators which made it the World’s largest cricket Stadium and second-largest overall.
Opening of Sardar Patel Stadium
Motera Stadium is now renamed as The Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium. This stadium is under the Gujrat Cricket Association. The opening of this stadium was on the 24th of February 2020. The stadium is now a regular venue for Tests, One Day Internationals and T-20 matches.
Sardar Patel Stadium also hosted a meeting between the President of the United States of America Donald Trump and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on the 24th of February 2020. This opening event is named as Namaste Trump.
Namaste Trump Event
On social media, Namaste Trump went viral in the last few days. In the opening ceremony of the Sardar Patel Stadium, Donald Trump mispronounced the great Indian Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and the most popular cricket of nowadays Virat Kohli, who is also from India.
After the mispronunciation, everyone has gone crazy and start trolling Trump on mispronouncing their legend name. They start making fun and jokes about Donald Trump.
Cricketers and other sportspersons did not hold themselves back on this matter and start tweets about this and correcting Donald Trump and a few of them making fun of the situation in a lighter note.
List of Top 10 World’s Largest Stadiums
After the inauguration of Sardar Patel Stadium on the 24th of February 2020, India is now on the top of the list for having the World’s largest Cricket Stadium. Recently, The Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia is the World’s largest cricket stadium. Here are the Top 10 largest cricket stadiums of the world and their sitting capacities.
- Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium, Ahmedabad, India (110,000)
- Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia (100,024)
- Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India (66,000)
- Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, Chhattisgarh, India (65,000)
- Perth Stadium, Australia (60,000)
- Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad, India (55,000)
- Adelaide Oval, Australia (53,583)
- M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India (50,000)
- Dockland’s Stadium, Australia (48,003)
- Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia (48,000)
About Sardar Patel Stadium
Despite its size, the stadium was constructed in three years. The new home of the Gujarat Cricket Association includes 76 corporate boxes, four teams dressing rooms, and facilities, state-of-the-art club facilities with three practice grounds, an indoor cricket academy, and a 55-room clubhouse which will have an Olympic-size swimming pool.