The final match of the 2023 ODI World Cup, featuring India and Australia (IND vs Australia), will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The ICC World Cup final is set to take place on Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium, which is renowned for being the largest cricket ground in the world.
As India prepares to face off against Australia in the final match, take a moment to learn about the history and unique features of this remarkable venue.
The Narendra Modi Stadium, with a seating capacity of 1,32,000 spectators, holds the title of being the largest cricket stadium globally. This magnificent stadium has surpassed the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia, which was previously known as the largest ground in the world.
The Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, also known as Narendra Modi Stadium, has an interesting history. Originally completed in 1982, the stadium had a seating capacity of 49,000. However, in 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the then president of the Gujarat Cricket Association made the decision to rebuild the stadium. After years of construction, the new stadium was finally completed in 2020. Now, an impressive 132,000 fans can enjoy watching matches in this magnificent stadium. Prior to its construction, the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia held the record with 90,000 fans eagerly awaiting matches.
The Narendra Modi Stadium boasts an expansive 63-acre ground with four entrance gates. In addition to the standard two dressing rooms found in most cricket stadiums, this remarkable venue offers four dressing rooms. Moreover, it features six indoor practice pitches and three main pitches, providing ample training opportunities. The stadium is also home to a prestigious cricket academy.
Furthermore, the seating arrangements within the stadium are designed to provide an exceptional experience for the fans. Notably, the venue gained international recognition when it hosted the ‘Namaste Trump’ event during the visit of former US President Donald Trump to India in February 2020.