Motera Stadium renamed as Narendra Modi stadium:
The world’s largest stadium Motera stadium renamed as Narendra Modi stadium by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind. It was announced during a ceremony ahead of the third Test between India and England. Motera Stadium renamed Narendra Modi stadium is situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It was a 1,10,000 seater stadium in Motera. It was Modi’s pet project during his time as chief minister of that state before he took over as head of the national government in 2014.
“This stadium was the dream of the prime minister and he had during his stint as chief minister here floated the idea of building the world’s largest stadium,” Home Minister Amit Shah said at the event Motera stadium renamed as Narendra Modi stadium. The $100m, perfectly round venue, with seats in the blue and saffron of the Indian team, promises unobstructed views from every angle.
The former Motera stadium had been inaugurated as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Cricket Stadium by Modi in February 2020 when he hosted a rally there with the then-US President Donald Trump. Patel, an independent leader, is immortalized in Gujarat’s Statue of Unity, the world’s biggest statue, built-in 2018 and measuring 182 meters (597 feet) – twice the size of the Statue of Liberty – which has struggled to attract visitors.
President Kovind said the stadium will be just one part of a huge Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave that will house amenities for 33 Olympic sports. Although cricket enjoys massive popularity in the country of 1.3 billion, India already has more than a dozen stadiums capable of holding international matches.
Although cricket enjoys massive popularity in the country of 1.3 billion, India already has more than a dozen stadiums capable of holding international matches. Spread over 63 acres, the Motera stadium renamed as Narendra Modi stadium has been built at an estimated cost of Rs 800 crore, and with a seating capacity of 1,32,000 spectators, it has surpassed the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Ground which can accommodate 90,000.