Touted as the world’s largest cricket stadium in terms of seating capacity, the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium (also known as Motera stadium) is being readied to host United States President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Take a look at the venue which is likely to host the ‘Namaste Trump’ event.
The stadium is being developed at a cost of roughly Rs 800 crore and will have a maximum seating capacity of 1,10,000, beating the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which can seat 100,024, as the world’s largest cricket stadium. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters
Run by Gujarat Cricket Association, the Motera stadium will house a main cricket ground along with two smaller cricket grounds, four locker rooms, 75 air-conditioned corporate boxes and a club house for GCA members. Against a single entry point earlier, the redeveloped stadium will now have three entry points. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters
The trio of principal architect Populous, project management consultant STUP Consultants and developer L&T, have been roped in by Gujarat Cricket Association to redevelop the stadium. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters
The stadium is also set to play host to various sports other than cricket, which includes football, hockey, basketball, kabaddi, boxing, lawn tennis, athletic track, squash, billiards, badminton, and swimming. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters
The other exciting features of the stadium are state-of-art dressing rooms, food courts and hospitality area in each stand, and indoor practice pitches for unfavourable weather. It will also have the largest vehicle parking within the stadium premises with a capacity of 3000 four-wheelers and 10,000 two-wheelers. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters
Ahmedabad Mayor Bijal Patel reviewed the sitting arrangement at the Sardar Patel Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad. Photograph: @ibijalpatel/Twitter
Students, working professionals and businessmen alike are expected to participate in the Trump-Modi event, along with several non-resident Gujaratis. Photograph: @mpparimal/Twitter