As the Sardar Patel stadium in Ahemdabad prepares itself for the grand welcome of U.S. President Trump a latest update has flown in. The stadium would be hosting ‘Namaste Trump’ (like Howdy Modi) but would not be inaugurated by the President.
Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) on Friday clarified that the event for Trump’s welcome would not mark the inauguration of the complex. The stadium has a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh. It is expected to have a massive gathering for Trump’s welcome on the 24th of February.
“This event’s name is Namaste Trump. It is meant for hosting US President Donald Trump. We will inaugurate the stadium later,” said GCA vice-president Dhanraj Nathwani during an interaction with the media at the stadium.
Earlier the news was going on that Trump would also inaugurate the stadium. However, it has been clarified that it’s just a welcome event. The erstwhile Motera stadium was turned into a new stadium in two years at an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore.