Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
Built on the banks of the Sabarmati river on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium is one of the premier cricket stadiums of India. Formerly known as the Gujarat Stadium, the ground was renamed in tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India's first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. Because of its location, the stadium is commonly called 'Motera Stadium'. Sardar Patel stadium is owned by Gujarat Cricket Association and comes under the aegis of the West Zone. It is the largest stadium in the state of Gujarat with an official capacity of 54,000 spectators. It is equipped with floodlights for day-and-night games and is a regular venue for Test cricket and One Day Internationals matches.
The stadium has been witness to some memorable Indian feats - Sunil Gavaskar got to his 10,000 Test runs here, against Pakistan in 1986-87, and seven years later, Kapil Dev nailed his 432nd victim to go past Richard Hadlee as Test cricket's leading wicket-taker.
As of October 2015, the stadium is being demolished in order to be revamped to be the largest cricket stadium in the world with seating capacity of 100,000. The revamped stadium is planned to be like the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium is also the adopted home of the IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals.
|Owner||: Gujarat Cricket Association|
|End Names||: Adani Pavilion End, GMDC End|
|Home Team||: Gujarat, Rajasthan Royals|
|Seating Capacity||: 54,000|
|Media Box Capacity||:|
|Media Conf Hall Capacity||: 100|
|Playing Area||: 80 sq. yards|