The third test and first on the freshly spawned grass of Motera stadium between Indian and England is all set to begin from February 24. And while the players and fans are already excited to witness the same, we thought why not add to that excitement by relieving to you some facts about the biggest stadium in the world that Motera is.
Motera Cricket stadium was renamed in tribute to India’s first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel. And the same is tucked with great amenities.
Happens, the Motera stadium is a multi-sport stadium and has been made in a way that it can bolster other sports like football, hockey, basketball, kabaddi, boxing, lawn tennis, athletic track, squash, billiards, badminton and swimming.
The uniqueness of the Motera is in the fact that it has as many as 11 centre pitches with four dressing rooms. All these dressing rooms have an inbuilt gymnasium.
The seating capacity of Motera is 1,10,000, which is more than the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Among these, over 55,000 seats will be available for booking for the third test between India and England.
In addition to outdoor practice pitches, the Motera stadium also has two practice grounds. Yes, grounds. The overall stadium is spread in an area of 63 acres.
“This is the only stadium in the world with four dressing rooms for the players. Each dressing room has a state-of-the-art gymnasium among other amenities. The stadium also has a clubhouse with 50 deluxe rooms and five suites” Gujarat Cricket Association’s joint secretary Anil Patel said
Moreover, the whole stadium has been constructed in a way that ensures that every person inside the stadium has a clear view of the cricket going on. Also, the stadium harnesses the roof’s capability to capture sunlight and use the same as solar power.