Vision To Build World’s Largest Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad
PM’s vision to build largest cricket stadium: Shah as Motera stadium renamed after Modi
The Narendra Modi Stadium, which President Kovind said is an example of eco-friendly development, can accommodate 132,000 spectators.
As President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the refurbished Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, which has been renamed as the Narendra Modi Stadium, home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said it was the Prime Minister’s vision to build the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad.
“As CM, he (Modi) used to say Gujaratis must also progress in two fields—sports and armed forces. He took charge of the Gujarat Cricket Association on my request and promoted sports here. His vision was that the world’s largest cricket stadium be built here,” Shah said at the event by sports minister Kiren Rijiju among a host of other dignitaries.
The Union minister added apart from 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. Ahmedabad to be known as the ‘sports city’ of India,” he asserted.
The stadium, which President Kovind said is an example of eco-friendly development, can accommodate 132,000 spectators. “I am confident that this enclave will give a new global identity to Ahmedabad in terms of world-class sports infrastructure,” the President said as he performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel sports enclave, for disciplines like football, hockey, basketball, kabbadi, boxing, and lawn tennis among others.
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