India to open world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad
February 25, 2020 – India is set to open the world’s largest cricket stadium, named Motera Stadium, in Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat.
Located in the Motera locality of Ahmedabad and owned by Gujarat Cricket Association, the $100m Motera Stadium was built on the site of the Sardar Patel Stadium following its demolition.
The newly renovated Motera Stadium is designed to accommodate over 110,000 spectators and will be bigger than the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Spread over 63 acres, the stadium will be the home of the Gujarat Cricket Association. It will include 76 corporate boxes.
Additional features of the stadium include four team dressing rooms and facilities, advanced club facilities with three practice grounds, an indoor cricket academy, and a 55-room clubhouse comprising an Olympic-size swimming pool.
The stadium will also offer parking lot to accommodate 3,000 cars and 10,000 two-wheelers.
Walter P Moore is the structural engineer for fabric roof system at the Motera Stadium, which also features a large single patron concourse that offers 360° views of the cricket field.
Indian construction firm Larsen and Toubro is the principal contractor for the project while Walter P Moore served as the structural engineer for Motera’s roof system.
Walter P Moore said in a statement: “Motera Stadium responds to the vision of Shri. Narendra Modi, the Honorable Prime Minister of India, doubling the capacity of the previous venue. Despite its size, the stadium was constructed in three years.”
STUP Consultant is the project management consultant whereas Populus is the architect and designer of the new stadium.
BSA Engineering and Design Consultants was selected as responsible for the design and detailing of stadium formwork.