World’s largest cricket stadium is currently under construction at Motera in Ahmedabad. In 2016, Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) demolished the old Motera stadium and the foundation stone of the new stadium was laid in Jan 2018 at the same place. The upcoming stadium will have a seating capacity of over 1 lakh, previously it was 54,000. Currently Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Australia with a capacity of 90,000 is the largest stadium.
The new stadium under construction at Motera spans over 63 acres of land. The cost of building the new stadium is estimated to be 700 crores. Renowned architecture firm M/s Populous have designed the stadium. The same firm has designed the famous MCG. Larsen & Toubro (L&T) were handed the tender for construction of the new stadium. Lucknow Cricket Stadium Renamed After Atal Bihari Vajpayee
GCA vice-president Parimal Nathwani recently tweeted the pictures of the construction going on at the stadium. “World's Largest Cricket Stadium, larger than #Melbourne, is under construction at #Motera in #Ahmedabad,#Gujarat. Once completed the dream project of #GujaratCricketAssociation will become pride of entire India. Sharing glimpses of construction work under way,” Nathwani. Kedar Jadhav Shares Selfies With Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni Ahead of India vs Australia ODI Series 2019: View Pictures
World's Largest Cricket Stadium, larger than #Melbourne, is under construction at #Motera in #Ahmedabad,#Gujarat. Once completed the dream project of #GujaratCricketAssociation will become pride of entire India. Sharing glimpses of construction work under way. @BCCI @ICC #cricket pic.twitter.com/WbeoCXNqRJ
— Parimal Nathwani (@mpparimal) January 6, 2019
The new stadium will have three practice grounds. Besides it, there will be an indoor cricket academy as well. As per various reports, the stadium will feature four dressing rooms, a clubhouse with over 50 rooms and 76 corporate boxes. The stadium will also boast of a meg parking capacity which will accommodate about 3,000 four-wheel cars and up to 10,000 two-wheelers.