World's largest cricket stadium set to be inaugurated in India

Spread across 63 acres, the 1,10,000 seat-stadium will hold 10,000 people more than the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Time to move on from the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), as an Indian stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad, is set to become the largest cricket stadium in the world.
Time to move on from the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), as an Indian stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad, is set to become the largest cricket stadium in the world. Photo: Vijay Soneji
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Australian company Populous, architect of the MCG, also happens to be the principal architect of the Sardar Patel Stadium, commonly known as the Motera Stadium.
Australian company Populous, architect of the MCG, also happens to be the principal architect of the Sardar Patel Stadium, commonly known as the Motera Stadium. Photo: Vijay Soneji
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Spread across 63 acres, the 1,10,000 seat-stadium will have a capacity more than double of that of the old stadium and can hold 10,000 more people than the MCG.
Spread across 63 acres, the 1,10,000 seat-stadium will have a capacity more than double of that of the old facility and can hold 10,000 more people than the MCG. Photo: Vijay Soneji
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The stadium will include 76 corporate boxes, four-team dressing rooms and facilities, state-of-the-art club facilities with three practice grounds, an indoor cricket academy and an Olympic-size swimming pool.
The stadium will include 76 corporate boxes, four dressing rooms, state-of-the-art club facilities with three practice grounds, an indoor cricket academy and an Olympic-size swimming pool. Photo: Vijay Soneji
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With an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore, the work in and around the stadium is on in full flow and construction work is expected to be fully completed by January 2020.
With an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore, the work in and around the stadium is on in full flow and the construction is expected to be fully completed by January 2020. Photo: Vijay Soneji
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