Facts About World's Largest Cricket Stadium New Motera :All You Need To Know

Sardar Patel Stadium

New Motera Stadium
  • Full name: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium
  • Former names: Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium
  • Location: Motera, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Owner: Gujarat Cricket Association
  • Executive suites:76
  • Capacity:110,000 (2020-present) ,49,000(1982–2015)
  • Record attendance:51,000 (among the recorded figures. India v Australia, World Cup 2011)
  • Field size:162 yards x 170 yards 
  • Acreage:63
  • Surface: Grass (Oval)

  • Built:1982
  • Expanded:2020
  • Demolished:2015 (former)
  • Construction cost:₹800 crore (US$110 million) (reconstruction, 2017-2020)
  • Architect: Populous (reconstruction)
  • Shashi Prabhu (old site)
  • General contractor: Larsen & Toubro
  1. Indian Cricket Team (1983–present)
  2. Gujarat cricket team (1983–present)
  3. Rajasthan Royals (2010 & 2014)
Ground information
  • Location: Motera
  • Capacity:110,000
  • Operator: Gujarat Cricket Association
End names
  1. Adani Pavilion End
  2. GMDC End
  1. Sardar Patel Stadium is commonly known as Motera Stadium which is one of the premier cricket stadiums of India in the Motera locality of Ahmedabad and Sardar Patel stadium is owned by Gujarat Cricket Association and comes under the aegis of the West Zone. 
  2. It is a regular venue for Test cricket and One Day Internationals (ODI) matches.
  3.  After undergoing complete reconstruction after demolition in late 2016, it is now the Largest Cricket Stadium in the world and second-largest stadium. 
  4. overall (behind the Rungrado May Day Stadium in North Korea which has a capacity of 114,000) with a seating capacity of 110,000 spectators.
  5.  The stadium was reconstructed with an estimated cost of ₹8 Billion overtaking the Melbourne Cricket Ground (Australia) in terms of seating capacity.
  6. Formerly known as the Gujarat Stadium, the ground was renamed in tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India's first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.
  7.  Before the Motera Stadium came into existence, international cricket matches in the city were played at Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's stadium of the same name (Sardar Patel Stadium) in the Navrangpura area. 
  8. In 1982, the government of Gujarat donated a 50-acre (200,000 m2) stretch of land on the banks of the Sabarmati River for the construction of the new stadium. 
  9. The construction of the Sardar Patel Stadium was carried out in a span of nine months. 
  10. Since then all International cricket fixtures for the city are hosted here.
  11.  Later in the 1984–85 Australia-India series, Sardar Patel Stadium hosted its first ODI, in which Australia defeated India.
  12. In October 2015, the stadium was demolished to allow for reconstruction.
  13.  Though some media cite it as 'renovation', it is to be noted that the original venue was completely demolished. 
  14. Hence, effectively it's a totally new stadium in place. 
  15. The total cost of reconstruction was estimated to be ₹700 crores.
  16.  However, the final cost has been reported at ₹800 crores.
  17.  The redevelopment, originally planned to be completed in 2019, was accomplished finally by February 2020.
  18. Reportedly, the idea to make the new stadium was proposed by Narendra Modi, then president of the Gujarat Cricket Association and the Chief Minister of Gujarat. 
  19. Shortly before Modi moved to Delhi as the Prime Minister of India, there were discussions about minor upgrades to the stadium and development of the structure at the pavilion end. 
  20. When informed about the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Modi asked the officials to build a new larger stadium instead of minor renovation work. 
  21. The stadium has often been touted as one of his dream projects.
  22. After starting the demolition work at the end of 2015, the Gujarat Cricket Association issued a tender notice on January 1, 2016, in The Times of India and The Indian Express. 
  23. Nine bidders showed interest and purchased the tender documents, out of which three actually submitted Technical and Financial bids on time.
  24.  The three bidders were the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, Nagarjuna Construction Company, and Larsen & Toubro. 
  25. A Tender Commercial Committee(TCC) of nine experts was formed for the evaluation of tenders. 
  26. Additionally, STUP Consultants was appointed as the Project Management Consultant to evaluate proposals and technical details of each bid working with the TCC.
  27. Each of the three bidders presented their designs, models, and technical details of their concepts & designs. 
  28. Because of the sheer size and complexity of the project, the bidders were evaluated on multiple parameters like efficiency, resources, a time frame of completion, ease of implementation, etc.
  29.  The bidders were ranked and weighted on all of the parameters.
Bids Submitted for Motera Reconstruction:
    • Larsen & Toubro:₹677.19 crores (US$95 million)
    • Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd.:₹847.88 crores (US$120 million)
    • Nagarjuna Construction Co. Ltd.:₹1,065 crores (US$150 million)
        1. In the end, L&T was finalized as the Principal Contractor to build and design the Motera Stadium.
        2. The stadium is spread across 63 acres of land, with three entry points as opposed to just one in the old stadium, with a metro line at one of the entry points. 
        3. Additionally, it contains 76 corporate boxes each having a capacity of 25, an Olympic sized swimming pool, and 4 dressing rooms.
        4.  A unique feature of the stadium is the LED lights on the roof instead of the usual floodlights at cricket grounds. 
        5. This will be the first of its kind design in India. 
        6. The LED lights are installed on an anti-bacterial, fireproof canopy with PTFE membrane that covers 30 meters of the total 55 meters breadth of the sitting area. 
        7. The roof has been designed by the company Walter P Moore, been specifically designed to be lightweight and separate from the seating bowls in order to allow for movement in times of seismic activity, making it fairly earthquake resistant.
        8.  The structure eliminates the need for pillars, giving spectators an unobstructed view of the entire field from any place in the stadium.
        9. Outside of the main ground, the stadium will be able to accommodate several other features, including an Olympic sized swimming pool, indoor cricket academy, badminton and tennis courts, squash arena, table tennis area, 3D projector theatre and a clubhouse with three practice grounds and 50 rooms. 
        10. The parking lot can accommodate 3,000 cars and 10,000 two-wheelers. 
        11. The Motera stadium also has a huge ramp designed to facilitate the movement of around 60,000 people simultaneously. 
        12. The stadium design has been done in a way where patrons will fill the lower levels of the ground for smaller events, which will help maintain the crowd atmosphere despite the colossal stadium not being full. 
        13. It has also been planned that the Motera Stadium will get a "Sky-walk", allowing the crowd to directly enter the stadium within 300 meters from disembarking at the metro station. 
        14. This will eliminate the need to get on the roads, easing congestion. However, the sky-walk will only get completed after September 2020 and is a part of the Motera Metro Station project rather than the Stadium's project.
        15. L&T took over the construction work of the stadium in December 2016.
        16.  On 16 January 2017, foundation stone laying was held by Gujarat Cricket Association and work formally started on the ground. 
        17. The stadium was planned to get ready in 2 years, and the reconstruction project estimated to cost around ₹ 7 billion. 
        18. Finishing touches are being given to the stadium as of February 2020, and it is expected to host an England-India day-night test match by 2021. 
        19. Mumbai based Commercial Kitchen Consultants "Span Asia" were hired to work with Populous and L&T on all the F&B Related areas such as the Concession Counters, Main Stadium Kitchens, Player Kitchens, VIP/VVIP Boxes, Corporate Boxes, Press & Media Boxes, Pantries, GCA Club and Related areas.
        20. The Motera stadium is likely to host US President Donald Trump on 24 February 2020 along with Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi.
        21. The event, titled "Namaste Trump", is a response to the "Howdy Modi" event held in Houston, Texas.