World’s largest cricket stadium to be finished by January
Construction work on the Motera cricket stadium in Gujarat is almost complete as it is in the finishing stage. As of now, 90% completed and once it is one, then it will overtake Australia’s iconic MCG as the largest cricket stadium in the world.
Motera stadium is just months away from completion as it will be finished by January, as per Times of India.
The original ground was constructed in 1982 and then was demolished in 2015 in order to make way for a bigger and better version, designed by Anglo-Australian architect Populous.
When it is completed, then the stand will hold a capacity of 110,000 spectators, two times the number of seats of its predecessor, and then 10,000 more than the famous MCG.
It will also offer LED floodlights for the very first time in India including luxurious corporate and media facilities and an Olympic-sized swimming pool.
Construction on the $100m facility started two years ago and was expected to take two years for completion. Moreover, additional pressure was placed on the project team by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s backing of the scheme.
In August, Amit Shah, the president of the Gujarat Cricket Association said: “This project is the vision of our prime minister. It was his dream that Gujarat, and India, should have world-class infrastructure in cricket, a game that generates a billion inspirations across the country.”
The design of the world’s largest cricket stadium revolved around 2 large seating tiers, each with about 50,000 capacity, giving a unique view. The seating bowl has been designed in such a way that the lower levels fill first and as a result, it maintains the spectator ambience even when the seating bowl is not filled.