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5 thing that you need to know about the world’s largest Cricket Stadium in Motera


The richest cricketing board in the world, largest cricket crazy nation, largest fan base for a team, world’s no. 1 team and we don’t have world largest cricket stadium yet? Yes we do, now. India is all set to have the world’s largest cricket stadium.

The iconic Gujrat’s Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium in Motera, where India played Australia in the quarter final of 2011 world cup is all set to undergo a revamp to become world’s largest stadium in terms of capacity.

On Friday, Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) handed the contract to Larsen & Turbo (L&T) to rebuild the stadium.

Here are the highlights of what you need to know about Moetra stadium

*World’s largest stadium as of now is Melbourne Cricket Ground which can hold 100,024 people and Moetra will surpass it.

*The stadium will accommodate 1,10,000 people, the biggest in terms of seating capacity.

*Presently the Moetra stadium can house 54,000 people

*This is said to be PM Narendra Modi’s dream project under the leadership of GCA president Amit Shah.

*Currently, there are four Indian stadiums among the top five in the world with regards to seating capacity. Kolkata’s Eden Gardens (66,000), Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Naya Raipur (65,000), Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi (60,000), and the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad (60,000), make it to the list.