Sardar Patel Stadium named after Indian PM Narendra Modi.
Narendra Modi Stadium: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday inaugurated the refurbished Sardar Patel Stadium and the stadium has been renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium. The ground that was widely known as Moetra Stadium is named after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was also formerly the president of the Gujrat Cricket Association. While the name of the ground has been renamed Narendra Modi Stadium but the complex will remain as planned Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave in the city.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, BCCI secretary Jay Shah also made their presence in the stadium.
Narendra Modi Stadium will host its first international fixture on Wednesday as India vs England 3rd (Day/Night) Test.
The stadium was conceptualized by Narendra Modi:
President Ram Nath Kovind in his inaugural speech said, “The ground was planned and conceptualized by Narendra Modi and he was also the president of the Gujrat Cricket Association at that time.”
“This stadium is an example of eco-friendly development,” he added.
“The Narendra Modi Stadium can accommodate as many as 1,32,000 fans at a time. This will be the world’s biggest sports stadium,” Home Minister Amit Shah said at the event.
“Coupled with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave and Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, a sports complex will also be built-in Naranpura. These three will be equipped to host any international sports event,” he said.
“Ahmedabad will be known as the Sports City of India and Olympics games can also be hosted here at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave,” said Amit Shah.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said it is a proud moment not only for Cricket but for the whole country. Apart from being the world largest stadium, the ground is equipped with world-class technologies and facilities.
Narendra Modi Stadium earlier hosted the knockout games of the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The ground will be further hosting back to back seven international fixtures against England.
The last two test games and the five games T20I series against England will be held in the Narendra Modi Ground.