President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday inaugurated the world’s largest cricket stadium – Narendra Modi Stadium, at Motera in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad. Spread over 63 acres, the refurbished Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera can accommodate an awe-inspiring 1.32 lakh spectators. According to the reviews, stadium has been constructed at an estimated price of Rs 800 crore and with a seating capability for 1,32,000 spectators.
Giving specifics of the big construction, the centre said that the stadium has surpassed the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Ground which may accommodate 90,000. Moreover, the entire space is equal to 32 Olympic measurement soccer fields put collectively. It is to be famous that the final time Team India met England at Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad in 2012, India gained by 9 wickets.
Earlier right this moment, President Kovind and his spouse carried out ‘bhumi pujan’ of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave in Ahmedabad’s Motera within the the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Minister of State for Sports KiranRijiju, Governor Acharya Devvrat and different dignitaries. He carried out the ground-breaking ceremony for the sports activities complicated within the stadium for disciplines like soccer, hockey, basketball, kabbadi, boxing, and garden tennis amongst others. Later the President unveiled the cricket venue by digital inauguration of the Motera Stadium.
Speaking on the inauguration occasion, Union Home Miniter Amit Shah stated, “coupled with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave and Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, a sports complex will also be built in Naranpura. These 3 will be equipped to host any international sports event. Ahmedabad to be known as the ‘sports city’ of India.”
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju additionally expressed gratitude. “Not just for cricket but it’s a proud moment for India. Besides being the largest cricket stadium, it’s also one of the most modern stadiums in the world. Ahmedabad is turning out to be the ‘sports city’ of the country,” the union minister famous.