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India to open world's largest cricket stadium next year

MUMBAI, 13 days ago

India will be home to the world's largest cricket stadium when the new Motera stadium at Ahmedabad in the western state of Gujarat opens it doors early next year. The new stadium has a seating capacity of 1,10,000 (10,000 more people than Australia’s iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground).

The new stadium was built after the old Sardar Patel stadium, having a seating capacity of 53,000, was pulled down in 2015, reported The Indian Express.

The foundation stone for the stadium was laid in January 2017, it stated.

Built at a cost of Rs700 crore by Indian construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T), the new Motera stadium will have a seating capacity of 1,10,000 (10,000 more people than Australia’s iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground), it stated.

The new stadium has been designed by M/s Populus, the architecture firm which also designed Australia’s MCG.

The new stadium will house two large seating tiers, each with approximately 50,000 general admission seat capacity, said the report.

The stadium will also have excellent ‘sub-surface’ drainage facilities that will help dry out the outfield within 30 minutes, it added.




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