India Set To Open World's Largest Stadium In Ahmedabad By March 2020

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The new Sardar Patel Stadium was built at the cost of ₹ 700 crore and has a seating capacity of 1,10,000 which is more than the capacity of the MCG in Australia

Written By Jitesh Vachhatani | Mumbai | Updated On:
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With a plethora of cricketing fans in the country, India is all set to open the world's largest stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat taking the game closer to its fans. The new Sardar Patel Stadium built at the cost of Rs 700 crore and has a seating capacity of 1,10,000 which is more than the capacity of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The BCCI is scheduled to inaugurate the stadium in Ahmedabad in March 2020, with the first match being played between Asia XI and World XI, once approved by ICC. 

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The stadium will be able to flush out rainwater in 30 minutes

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The world's largest stadium in Motera near Ahmedabad will sport three different pitches ranging from bouncy, spin-friendly, or a mix of both to suit the need of fast bowlers as well as spinners. The Gujarat Cricket Association, responsible for the project, is preparing as many as 11 pitches with some being prepared with red soil, some with black soil and some with a mixture of both. The stadium will also have top-notch drainage facilities capable of flushing out rainwater in as soon as 30 minutes downplaying the possibilities of matches being forfeited due to rains. 

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