India vs England 3rd Test at Motera: World’s largest cricket stadium set to host inaugural Test match; Know amazing facts

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New Delhi | Updated: Feb 23, 2021 10:46 PM

India vs England 3rd Test at Motera Stadium: Motera Sardar Patel Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in the world and the second-largest stadium overall, with a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh spectators.

India vs England 3rd Test at MoteraIndia vs England 3rd Test at Motera Stadium: Motera Sardar Patel Stadium is the only stadium in the world where the players have four dressing rooms, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, a clubhouse with 50 deluxe rooms, and five suites.

India vs England 3rd Test at Motera Stadium: Virat Kohli-led Indian Cricket team is taking on Joe Root’s England in the all-important pink ball test match at Motera Sardar Patel Stadium. The penultimate test match in the four-match bilateral test series is crucial as both the host and the visitor are vying for a knockout spot in the World Test Championship Final scheduled to be played at the Lord’s Cricket ground. Apart from this, the third test match is set to be the first ICC event at the world’s largest cricket stadium in Motera.

Here are some interesting facts about Motera Sardar Patel Stadium

Motera Sardar Patel Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in the world and the second-largest stadium overall, with a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh spectators.

There are as many as six indoor pitches with bowling machines, spread over an area of 63 acres. This is in addition to the outdoor practice pitches and two practice grounds with a small pavilion area.

Motera Sardar Patel Stadium is the only stadium in the world where the players have four dressing rooms, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, a clubhouse with 50 deluxe rooms, and five suites.

The stadium has newly installed LED floodlights, for better visibility and eliminating shadows. The stadium also boasts of a state-of-the-art drainage system.

Motera Sardar Patel Stadium is hosting the second pink ball test match to be played in India. The first one was played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Motera Sardar Patel Stadium is also the only stadium in the world that uses the same soil for practice as well as center pitches.

Larsen & Toubro has successfully completed the re-construction of the Stadium in February 2020.

“The benchmark was the Melbourne Cricket Ground in terms of size, features and facilities and several other cricket stadiums around the world. Cricket, being a spectator sport, it was imperative to construct a stadium that enhanced viewing experience by offering the audience a 360-degree unobstructed view of the field of play from any given location on the podium that required much detailing and precision in our space planning and engineering for which we also have to credit our appointed architects, Populous, who came out with such an innovative design that made it look extremely simple. The stadium has distinction of being the only cricket stadium in the country to be awarded the Gold Green Building rating by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)” said M V Satish Whole‐time Director & Senior Executive Vice President (Buildings), Larsen & Toubro.

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