Ground broken on ‘world's biggest cricket stadium’ in India

WCN Editorial Team 18 Jan 2017 ASIA BUILDINGS

Indian construction firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has been selected as the principal contractor for a project to redevelop the Sardar Patel Stadium in Gujarat, India.

With a capacity to accommodate approximately 110,000 spectators, the new stadium is expected to be the world’s biggest cricket stadium — it will be bigger than the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Lord's Cricket Ground in England.

A groundbreaking ceremony was carried out on site by the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) and the contractor.

The 63-acre project will feature three practice grounds and an indoor cricket academy for budding cricketers. It will also include 76 corporate boxes, four dressing rooms, a club house and an Olympic-size swimming pool. The parking lot will be able to accommodate 3,000 cars and 10,000 two wheelers.

STUP Consultant has been appointed as the project management consultant and Populus as the architect and designer of the new stadium.

The stadium will be constructed with an investment of INR7bn ($103M) and will be completed in two years. Currently, the old Motera stadium is being knocked down to make way for the new project.

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