Ahmedabad's Motera stadium renamed as Narendra Modi stadium
The capacity of the stadium is 1,10,000 which is the biggest cricketing venue in the world, surpassing the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.
The newly-built Ahmedabad's Motera stadium has been renamed Narendra Modi stadium. The world's biggest stadium was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday ahead of the India Vs England test match. Many dignitaries like Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah were also present at the event. During the ceremony, Home Minister Amit Shah addressed the renaming of Motera Stadium after India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The third Ind-Eng Test will mark the inception of a new era called the pink-ball game. The capacity of the stadium is 1,10,000 which is the biggest cricketing venue in the world, surpassing the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. The total stadium area is 2,38,714 square metre and is spread over 63 acres of land.
Although the capacity of the stadium has been capped at 50 per cent occupancy due to Covid-19 norms, 50-plus thousand fans are still expected to cheer up the stadium.