The Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has handed over a letter of acceptance to engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to revamp Ahmedabad’s Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, popularly known as the Motera Stadium.
According to a report in Times of India, once the makeover work is done, the Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium will be the biggest cricket stadium in the world in terms of seating capacity.
The new stadium will house 1,10,000 people, the biggest in terms of seating capacity, surpassing the humongous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which can hold 1,00,024 people
The report said that GCA vice-president Parimal Nathwani handed over the letter to L&T whole time director MV Satish in Ahmedabad and the work here will begin very soon.
A dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the leadership of GCA president Amit Shah, the old structure has already been razed.
"The ground is ready to be handed over to the construction company. The new stadium, when completed, will be the largest cricket stadium in the world which will be made to meet all the latest the international standards," a GCA press release said.
The release further said that increasing number of air-conditioned boxes and up-gradation of the parking facilities are on the cards.
Besides, the entry, stay and exit processes will be smoothed and emphasis will be given to facilitate guided tours of the cricket museum.
Motera Stadium, the largest stadium in the state, presently has six pavilions. It is equipped with floodlights and can accommodate 49,000 spectators.
The stadium is a regular venue for Test cricket and One Day Internationals (ODI) matches.