After successfully building largest cricket stadium in the world in form of Motera stadium in Ahmedabad, Indian cricket administrators will attempt constructing another very big cricket stadium. If everything happens as per plan, one of the world’s largest cricket stadiums with a seating capacity of 75,000 and costing as much as Rs 350 crore will soon come up on the outskirts of Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur.
According to reports, Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) secretary Mahendra Shama stated that the stadium would be spread over 100 acres. He also confirmed that the land has been finalised in Chonp village which is at a distance from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Delhi highway. He also clarified that the construction of the stadium is expected to begin in the next four months.
Notably, while the new Motera stadium in Ahmedabad has a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has a seating capacity of 1.02 lakh people, the new stadium in Jaipur is set to be the third-largest stadium in the world with a capacity of 75,000 people.
Sharma stated that other than cricket, the stadium will have indoor games facilities, sports training academies, a club-house and a parking capacity of almost 4000 vehicles. The construction of the stadium was approved unanimously at a board meeting held under the guidance of RCA president Vaibhav Gehlot.
Motera stadium, also known as Sardar Patel stadium is now the world’s largest cricket stadiumand the second largest sports stadium. Situated on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, Motera stadium has a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh spectators. In 1982, the Gujarat government donated 100 acres on the banks of the Sabarmati river. The proposal of a larger stadium with a larger capacity was initiated by Narendra Modi.
The Motera stadium was rebuilt after demolishing the old one,which was constructed in 1982 with a seating capacity of 49,000 spectators.
The Motera stadium that spread across over 64 acres has three entrances. It has 76 air-conditioned corporate boxes with a seating capacity of 25 each. An Olympic-size swimming pool and four dressing rooms, a parking area that can accommodate around 3000 cars and 10,000 two-wheelers.
The stadium also has a club house with 55 rooms, gymnasium, indoor practice pitches and food courts. The Motera stadium has no flood lights instead LED lights are being installed on roof.