The Board Of Control For Cricket In India recently shared the aerial view of the World’s largest stadium with a sitting capacity of more than 110000, located in Ahmedabad, Sardar Patel Stadium or Motera Stadium BCCI took their twitter handle to share the aerial view of the stadium.
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 19, 2020
The stadium was made in 1982 with a seating capacity of more than 49,000 at the time of construction. The MCG or Melbourne Cricket Ground is currently the most biggest cricket stadium in the world with the seating capacity of more than 88,000, but after the inauguration India will hold the record of having biggest cricket stadium in the world.
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The stadium recently came into news when it was declared that, it will be inaugurated by the US President Donald Trump on Monday when he arrives in the city for a two-day state visit. Earlier there was a news that the final of IPL 2020 will take place in Motera Stadium, but due to some reasons it did not happen and now the final of IPL 2020 will take place on Wankhede Stadium,Mumbai.
History Of Sardar Patel Stadium:
Apart from hosting Cricket matches it hosts various events arranged by Government Of Gujarat. Till December 2011, Motera Stadium had hosted 23 ODI matches. In India only Eden Gardens has hosted (31ODI matches) more than Motera Stadium. The stadium was one of the host venues of 2011 World Cup.
It hosted three matches including Ind Vs Aus final match. Earlier the stadium was knows as Gujrat Stadium, but later it was named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Before the stadium came into existence, the international cricket matches were played at Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation stadium of the same name (Sardar Patel Stadium). In 1982 the Government of Gujarat donated 50 acres of land on the bank of Sabarmati river.
The stadium will be lighted up and many events will take place when US President Donald Trump will pay his visit in the Sardar Vallabhbhai Stadium. It would certainly be a very proud moment for all Indians.