Ahmedabad: President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. With the inauguration, Motera Stadium was renamed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Union Home Minister and President of Gujarat Cricket Association Amit Shah (Amit Shah), Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah were also present on the occasion.
World’s largest cricket stadium
Narendra Modi Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in the world. Located in Sabarmati, Ahmedabad, this stadium is equipped with modern sports facilities and here 1.32 lakh people can watch matches together. This stadium is spread over an area of 63 acres, which has a seating capacity of one lakh ten thousand spectators simultaneously. The stadium has 76 corporate boxes, Olympic-level swimming pools, indoor academies, four dressing rooms for athletes and food courts.
Ahmedabad will be known from Sport City of India
Addressing the program after the inauguration of Narendra Modi Stadium, Amit Shah said, ‘Today is the golden day of India’s sports world. Today, the land of a big sports enclave has been done by linking it with the name of the Iron Man Bharat Ratna Sardar Patel with the tax money of President of India. He further added, ‘By combining the sports complex, enclave and stadium of Ahmedabad, India will be ready to host the Olympics in just six months. The size of the infrastructure we have built is like this. Ahmedabad will now be known as Sport City of India.
1.32 lakh viewers can watch matches simultaneously
Amit Shah said, ‘All sports of the world will be arranged here in Sports Enclave. Training and lodging arrangements for all the players of all sports of the country and the world will be here. Arrangement for 3 thousand children to play and live together will be here. He said, ‘This stadium has a capacity of 1.32 lakhs, making it not only the world’s largest cricket stadium, but also the world’s largest sports stadium. It can host 2 different games in a single day.
‘Sardar Patel Sports Enclave Ambitious Project’
The Home Minister said, “Together with the Sardar Patel Sports Enclave, the Narendra Modi Stadium and the sports complex at Narayanpura, these three will be fully arranged to play all the games in any international event at the same level in the same city. . He said, ‘Sardar Patel Sports Enclave is a very ambitious project, the foundation of which has been laid today. To take Indian sports to the top globally, we have to provide them with that level of infrastructure. ‘
Another stadium to be built after Major Dhyanchand
Amit Shah said, ‘Sardar Patel Sports Enclave has also been worshiped today. Our country needs that the youth of our country appear in international competitions and win medals. Modi ji has made a huge gift to the region by making this sports enclave. He further said, ‘An athletic stadium will be built for football and track-and-field games with a seating capacity of 50,000 people. Two indoor stadiums of 12 thousand and 15 thousand capacity will also be built. Along with this, another hockey stadium will be built in the name of hockey magician Dhyan Chand.
Sports is also a major part of self-reliant India
The Home Minister said, ‘I have been working with PM Narendra Modi since the year 1980. He has always said that Indian youth need to increase sports to contribute to the nation. Thus he started Khelo India and Fit India. He further said, ‘Sports are also a major part of PM Modi’s call for self-reliant India. We assure you that we will provide the right infrastructure and platform to our youth.