Ahmedabad: The revamped Sardar Patel Stadium aka the Motera stadium has drawn a lot of praise from the cricketing community.
Dubbed ‘the world’s largest cricket arena’, it will host India’s 3rd Test match against Joe Root-led England from Wednesday.
During my first tour to Australia, I was astounded by the beauty of Melbourne stadium. At that time, I used to dream of having a similar such stadium in my home country! Today I can proudly say we are home to the most beautiful stadium in th world.#MoteraCricketStadium @JayShah pic.twitter.com/0JhwZdim9b
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 23, 2021
The stadium was closed for reconstruction in 2015 and after six years it will hold its first international match.
The stadium has LED floodlights and has a seating capacity of 1,10,000. The Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) will reportedly sell 55,000 tickets for the upcoming two-Test matches vs England.
Several cricketers and pundits have lauded the facilities provided in the stadium.
1st look at Cricket’s 🏏 largest stadium 🏟 110,000 capacity pretty impressive 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/TvkPmti8y5
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) February 19, 2021
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 20, 2021
A ground where I made my Test debut is special to me but this new #MoteraCricketStadium looks Very Very Special. Congrats @GCAMotera for creating such a spectacular stadium which is not only Worlds Largest Cricket Stadium but is a Architectural marvel. @JayShah @parthiv9 pic.twitter.com/tyWkPY7rZf
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 23, 2021
Some hard yards for our quicks in Ahmedabad 🥵 pic.twitter.com/71l8ZB76j1
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) February 19, 2021