New Motera Stadium: Four dressing rooms, LED lights installed to eliminate shadows


The newly-installed LED floodlights at refurbished Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera will eliminate shadows, making it simpler to spot the aerial balls through the upcoming day/evening Test between India and England, beginning February 24.

The world’s largest cricket stadium can even have 11 centre strips, which can also be distinctive, together with never-before heard 4 dressing rooms with in-built gymnasium, mentioned Gujarat Cricket Association’s joint secretary Anil Patel.

The Motera stadium had undergone intensive renovation which began when present BCCI secretary Jay Shah was in control of state cricket unit.

With a seating capability of 1,10,000, which is greater than Melbourne Cricket Ground, the GCA will put up round 55,000 tickets on sale for the subsequent two Test matches on the venue.

Recently, the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy’s knock-outs have been held on the Motera.

“This is the only stadium in the world with 11 centre pitches on the main ground. Also we are the only stadium in the world with same soil being used for practice as well as centre strips,” GCA joint secretary Patel mentioned.

“Instead of mast lights, we have installed LED lights on the entire circular roof for better visibility and to eliminate shadows,” he mentioned.

Patel additionally mentioned that state-of-the-art drainage system will assist the bottom dry up in fast time in case of a heavy downpour.

“Sand has been used beneath the grass. This together with a state-of-the-art drainage system will take away the rain water in a short time as compared to different common grounds.

“Even in case of 8 cm of rainfall during a match, the water would drain out very fast. This will reduce the chances of matches being cancelled due to rain,” mentioned Patel.

He added that equipments price Rs 2 crore have been bought only for the maintenance of the bottom.

The stadium, unfold in an space of 63 acres, additionally has 6 indoor pitches with bowling machines. This is as well as to the out of doors observe pitches and two observe grounds with a small pavilion space, mentioned Patel.

“This is the only stadium in the world with four dressing rooms for the players. Each dressing room has a state-of-the-art gymnasium among other amenities. The stadium also has a clubhouse with 50 deluxe rooms and five suites,” Patel mentioned through the media tour of the stadium.


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