Olympic size swimming pool, dressing room with gyms, 11 centre pitches: Complete guide to world's largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad

The newly-looking Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad is set to host the pink-ball Test between India and England followed by the series decider between the two sides. The Motera stadium has shattered the record books to register itself as the world’s largest cricket stadium with a seating capacity of a whopping 1,10,000 – 10,000 more than the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.  

World's largest cricket stadium - Motera (Photo: GCA)

The newly-looking Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad is set to host the pink-ball Test between India and England followed by the series decider between the two sides. The Motera stadium has shattered the record books to register itself as the world’s largest cricket stadium with a seating capacity of a whopping 1,10,000 – 10,000 more than the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.  

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LED lights takeover mast lights in Motera Stadium (Photo: GCA)

The Sardar Patel Stadium will have LED floodlights instead of traditional mast lights on the entire circular roof for better visibility and in a bid to eliminate shadows. The Motera Stadium underwent complete renovation, started under current BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who was in charge of the Gujarat Cricket Association back then. 

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11 centre strips in Motera Stadium (Photo: GCA)

The world’s largest cricket stadium boasts 11 centre strips, which itself is unique along with four dressing rooms which is connected to in-built gymnasium. "This is the only stadium in the world with 11 centre pitches on the main ground. Also we are the only stadium in the world with same soil being used for practice as well as centre strips," GCA joint secretary Patel said. 

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Never seen before drainage system in Motera Stadium (Photo: GCA)

The Sardar Patel Stadium also has a state-of-the-art drainage system to help the ground dry up quickly in case of heavy rain. It is being claimed that even in case of 8cm rainfall during a match, there are bleak chances of match being cancelled out. 

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A whopping 55,000 crowd set to grace pink-ball Test between India and England (Photo: GCA)

With 50 per cent crowd capacity allowed for the third and fourth Test between India and England, the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad will host as many as 55,000 spectators for the much-awaited day-night Test between India and England. 

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Spread across 63 acres, 6 indoor pitches - dream for athletes (Photo: GCA)

The Motera Stadium is spread across 63 acres and have 6 indoor pitches with bowling machines. The stadium also has outdoor practice pitches and two practice grounds with small pavillion area. The stadium also has a clubhouse with 50 deluxe rooms and five suits including an Olympic-size swimming pool. 

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