Narendra Modi Stadium is the biggest cricket stadium in the world and is one of the premier cricket stadiums of India located in Motera, Ahmedabad. The stadium is located near the banks of the Sabarmati River on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. The stadium was constructed in 1982 to boost cricket talents in the province. Earlier, the stadium had a seating capacity of 49,000 cricket fans. In October 2015, the Gujarat Cricket Association under the visionary leadership of the then GCA President and current Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi decided to reconstruct the stadium. In February 2020, the redevelopment task was completed and it is now capable of accommodating more than 1.3 lakh cricket fans. The new Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium broke the record by surpassing Melbourne Cricket Ground which can accommodate 1,00,000 spectators.
Quick Info about Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium
Learn about the capacity, home team and other important information about the Modi Cricket Stadium.
|Known as||Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera Stadium, Sardar Patel Stadium, Gujarat Stadium|
|Established in||1982 and 2020 (renovated)|
|Association Name||Gujarat Cricket Association|
|Inaugurated by||Then Indian President Ram Nath Kovind|
|Home Team||Indian National Team, Gujarat Lions, Gujarat domestic team|
|Ends||Adani Pavilion End and Reliance End|
|Time Zone||UTC/GMT +5:30 hours|
Formerly known as Gujarat Stadium, it was renamed in tribute to Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel, India’s first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. In 1982, the Government of Gujarat donated 100 acres of land on the banks of the Sabarmati River to build a new stadium. The construction was completed within nine months and hosted its first ODI in 1984 – 1985 played between Australia and India, where India was defeated by Australia.
The stadium became the centrepiece of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2006 and hosted five of the 15 matches that were played here. To host the tournament, the stadium was renovated to add three new pitches and a new outfield. Floodlights and covered stands were introduced to the stadium as a part of the renovation program. Sardar Patel Stadium has always been one of the leading venues, whenever India has hosted the Cricket World Cup, including the first match of the 1996 World Cup which was played between England and New Zealand. Although only one game was played in 1987 and 1996, later, in the 2011 World Cup, it hosted three matches, including the quarter-final between Australia and India. In October 2015, the stadium was closed and demolished for reconstruction. The total cost of reconstruction was estimated to be ₹700 crores. However, the final cost was reported at ₹800 crore. The redevelopment was initially planned to be completed in 2019, but it was finished in February 2020.
Unique Features of Narendra Modi Stadium
- Spread Across 63 acres and has 4 entry points
- The field size of the stadium is 180 yards X 150 yards
- 4 team dressing rooms with associated facilities
- 6 indoor practice pitches and 3 outdoor practice fields
- An indoor cricket academy with a dormitory for 40 athletes
- Seating capacity of 25 each in 76 corporate boxes
- It has a huge parking space that can accommodate 3,000 cars and 10,000 two-wheelers
- The first stadium in India where the ground has been fitted with LED lights
Narendra Modi Stadium In History Of Cricket
- In 1986-87 against Pakistan, Sunil Gavaskar completed 10,000 runs in Test cricket and became the highest run-scorer in Test cricket.
- In February 1994, Kapil Dev scalped his 432nd wicket in test cricket and surpassed Sir Richard Hadlee’s record. Thus, becoming the highest wicket-taker in test cricket
- On 8th Feb 1994, Sagi Lakshmi Venkatapathy Raju gave an outstanding bowling performance by taking 11 wickets against Sri Lanka.
- In 2008, AB de Villiers scored a double-ton against India during the second test of South Africa’s tour to India.
- In the 2011 ICC World Cup, Team India defeated Australia in the quarterfinals and marked a massive win at the Modi Cricket Stadium.
- In 2013, Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to score 30,000 runs in international cricket at the Modi Cricket Stadium.
ICC World Cup 2023 Matches in Narendra Modi Stadium
Here is the information about the scheduled World Cup 2023 matches at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium.
|England vs. New Zealand||October 5|
|India vs Pakistan||October 15|
|England vs Australia||November 4|
|South Africa vs. Afghanistan||November 10|
Cricket Statistics of Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium
Read about the various statistics associated with Narendra Modi Stadiums. We have covered the statistics of ODI, Test and T20 matches held over the years.
|Matches won batting first||4|
|Matches won bowling first||4|
|Average 1st Inns scores||347|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||353|
|Average 3rd Inns scores||232|
|Average 4th Inns scores||147|
|Highest total recorded||760/7 (202.4 Ov) by SL vs IND, 2009|
|Lowest total recorded||76/10 (20 Ov) by IND vs RSA, 2008|
|Matches won batting first||16|
|Matches won bowling first||12|
|Average 1st Inns scores||235|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||203|
|Highest total recorded||365/2 (50 Ov) by RSA vs IND, 2010|
|Lowest total recorded||85/10 (30.1 Ov) by ZIM vs WI, 2006|
|Highest score chased||325/5 (47.4 Ov) by IND vs WI, 2002|
|Lowest score defended||196/10 (48.3 Ov)1988 by WI vs IND,|
|Matches won batting first||6|
|Matches won bowling first||4|
|Average 1st Inns scores||160|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||137|
|Highest total recorded||234/4 (20 Ov) by IND vs NZ, 2023|
|Lowest total recorded||66/10 (12.1 Ov) by NZ vs IND 2023|
|Highest score chased||166/3 (17.5 Ov) by IND vs ENG, 2021|
|Lowest score defended||107/7 (20 Ov) by WIW vs INDW, 2011|
World Cup Cricket Stadium 2023
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|Bengaluru||M Chinnaswamy Stadium||Hotels in Bengaluru|
|Chennai||MA Chidambaram Stadium||Hotels in Chennai|
|Delhi||Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium||Hotels in Delhi|
|Dharamsala||Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium||Hotels in Dharamshala|
|Lucknow||Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium||Hotels in Lucknow|
|Hyderabad||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium||Hotels in Hyderabad|
|Pune||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium||Hotels in Pune|
|Kolkata||Eden Gardens||Hotels in Kolkata|
|Mumbai||Wankhede Stadium||Hotels in Mumbai|
FAQs about Narendra Modi Stadium
Q. Is Narendra Modi Stadium bowling or batting pitch?
A. Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium has been among the best batting surfaces in the country
Q. Is Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium the largest in the world?
A. Currently, Narendra Modi Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in the world.
Q. What is the seating capacity of Narendra Modi Stadium?
A. The seating capacity of Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium is around 1,32,000.
Q. What is the highest score in Narendra Modi Stadium Chase?
A. The highest score that has been chased in Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium are ODI- 325/5 (47.4 Ov) by IND vs WI, 2002, and in T20 – 166/3 (17.5 Ov) by IND vs ENG, 2021.
Q. Which is the biggest stadium in India?
A. Currently, Narendra Cricket Modi Stadium is the biggest cricket stadium in India.
Q. What is the average ticket price in Narendra Modi Stadium?
A. The average ticket price for Narendra Modi Stadium is INR 500 to INR 5000. However, some special tickets are going to be more expensive that can cost up to INR 24000. The ticket prices will vary according to the seats, matches, and other facilities included.
Q. Who is the best bowler in Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium?
A. Former Indian captain Anil Kumble holds the record for the most wickets taken at this stadium. He scalped 36 wickets in the seven matches he played here at an average of 26.77.
Q. What is the lowest score in the Narendra Modi Stadium T20?
A. The lowest score in T20 in Modi Stadium is 66/10 (12.1 Ov) by NZ vs IND, 2023.
Q. What is the lowest total in Modi Cricket Stadium?
A. The lowest total recorded is Test-76/10 (20 Ov) by IND vs RSA, 2008.In ODI – 85/10 (30.1 Ov) by ZIM vs WI, 2006, and in T20 – 66/10 (12.1 Ov) by NZ vs IND, 2023.
Q. What is the highest score in T20 history?
A. Afghanistan recorded the highest score in T20 when they totalled 278/3 against Ireland in February 2019.
Q. Who is the best batsman at Modi Stadium in IPL?
A. Rahul Dravid scored the most runs in Tests at the Modi Stadium. He played seven Tests at this venue and scored 771 runs at an average of 59.30.
Q. Is Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium bigger than MCG?
A. The new Modi Cricket Stadium with a seating capacity of 1,32,000 broke the record by surpassing Melbourne Cricket Ground which can accommodate 1,00,000 spectators.
Q. Is Modi Cricket Stadium air-conditioned?
A. The arena has 76 air-conditioned corporate boxes with room for 25 spectators each.
Q. Where is the smallest stadium in India?
A. Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi is the smallest cricket stadium in India. The straight boundary of the venue is 60 meters, while the square boundary is 56 meters.