Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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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 equipped with floodlights for day-and-night games and is a regular venue for Test cricket and One Day Internationals matches.

The new stadium was built after the old Sardar Patel stadium, with a seating capacity of 53,000, was pulled down in 2015. The foundation stone had been laid in January 2017. The Motera stadium was designed by M/s Populus, the architecture firm that designed Australia’s Melbourne Cricket Ground. The stadium is built at a cost of Rs 700 crore.

After renovation, the new Sardar Patel stadium will be the biggest cricket ground surpassing the Melbourne Cricket Ground's capacity of 1,00,000 people. The new Sardar Patel stadium Spread across 63 acres, the 1,10,000-seat capacity is almost double that of its old capacity. The stadium’s parking can accommodate over 3,000 cars and 10,000 two-wheelers.

The seating bowl, according to the stadium’s main architect, provides each spectator with a full unobstructed view of the field. Apart from this, the seating bowl also has 76 corporate boxes, four-team dressing rooms and associated facilities, a state-of-the-art club and an Olympic-size swimming pool.

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.

Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium is also the adopted home of the IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals.

Stadium Details
Owner : Gujarat Cricket Association
End Names : Adani Pavilion End, GMDC End
Home Team : Gujarat, Rajasthan Royals
Establishment : 1982, Renovated in 2020
Seating Capacity : Now 1,10,000 (earlier 54,000)
Corporate Box : 76
Media Conf Hall Capacity : 100
Playing Area : 80 sq. yards
Floodlights : Yes
Stadium Stands with Capacity
Presidents Gallery : 818
Adani Lower Pavilion : 2361
Adani Upper Pavilion : 5755
Club Pavilion : 3519
West Pavilion : 10104
GMDC Upper Pavilion : 1401
GMDC Lower Pavilion : 3479
North Stand (Lower) : 4402
North Stand (Upper) : 2322
East Stand (Lower)  : 8891
East Stand (Upper) : 5336
How to Arrive Sardar Patel Stadium
Airport : 10.4 Kms
Railway : Ahmedabad Railway Station - 15 K.M. approx.
Local Transport : AMTS Bus & Auto Rickshaw
Landmark : Gandhi Ashram & Adalaj’s Vav
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