Ahmedabad: Now, the newly constructed Motera Stadium, also known as Sardar Patel Stadium, here, will be known as world’s largest cricket stadium very shortly as stage is all set for its inauguration by none other than US President Donald Trump on Monday.
With seating capacity of more than 1.10 lakh, the Motera Stadium will create history by overcoming the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Australia which has the seating capacity of 90,000.
The MCG is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and was included on the Australian National Heritage List in 2005.Journalist Greg Baum called it “a shrine, a citadel, a landmark, a totem” that “symbolises Melbourne to the world”. Since it was built in 1853, the MCG has undergone numerous renovations.
Recently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the richest cricket body in the world, has released the aerial view of the stadium on Twitter which made all the cricket fanatics go gaga over the stadium.
The stadium was originally named as the Gujarat Stadium, but was later changed to Sardar Patel Stadium as a tribute to the legendary freedom fighter. The stadium is also known as the Motera Stadium. The stadium has already hosted its first ODI in 1984.
“The overall renovation of the Motera Stadium costs around 7 billion rupees. The stadium is likely to host an exhibition match between Asia XI and World XI later this year. ‘Namaste Trump’, the event to welcome President Donald Trump will take place inside the stadium,” sources in BCCI said.