Gujarat to have world’s biggest cricket stadium

The Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad will be the world's biggest cricket stadium that will accommodate 110,000 spectators and cost around $100 million.

Gujarat to have world’s biggest cricket stadium

The Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad will be the world's biggest cricket stadium that will accommodate 110,000 spectators and cost around $100 million.

The Motera stadium will surpass the Melbourne Cricket Ground when it is fully overhauled in about a couple of years.

Since the capacity of Kolkata's Eden Gardens was reduced as part of a major rebuilding project, Melbourne Cricket Ground has held the title of the sport's largest stadium with seating for around 100,000.


The Melbourne Cricket Ground is currently the biggest cricket facility in the world with a seating capacity of 90,000.

Gujarat Cricket Association vice-president Parimal Nathwani put the overall cost of the project at seven billion rupees, saying the venue would house other facilities.

"The stadium will have 76 corporate boxes, four dressing rooms, a clubhouse and an Olympic-size swimming pool," said Nathwani.

The complex, to be built over the next two years, will also have three practice grounds and an indoor cricket academy.

It is on the site of the recently demolished Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, which could hold around 50,000 spectators.

India has more than a dozen stadiums capable of holding international cricket matches.

The completed stadium is expected to be the home of the Gujarat Lions, one of the eight teams in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament.