World's biggest cricket stadium is all set to be dedicated to the nation at Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
President Ram Nath Kovind is going to e-inaugurate the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad before India- England Day-Night Test on Wednesday.
This day-night pink-ball Test will be the first international match at the stadium since November 2015 when it was demolished for reconstruction work.
After winning the second Test, the fever of cricket is gripping the nation. Fans are waiting eagerly for one more glorious victory against England.
With a capacity of 1.10 lakh spectators of the stadium, only 50% of tickets have been sold keeping COVID 19 guidelines in mind. The match will be telecast live with around 30 high-tech cameras including a drone camera. Stadium officials today fine-tuned the last-minute preparations for huge lighting and camera set-up.
The massive venue is spread across 63 acres and has four entry points. It has multiple dressing rooms, indoor practice pitches, outdoor pitches, and even a dormitory that can house 40 athletes. There are individual spaces for coaches, physiotherapists, and trainers.
Built at a cost of Rs 8 billion rupees, the contract for constructing the stadium was allotted to the same firm which put up the Statue of Unity, a 182m bronze-clad tribute to independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Before it was demolished in 2016, the stadium had a capacity for 54,000 spectators.
Various cameras such as the main camera, strike zone camera, field camera, run out camera, hawk-eye camera is all equipped to capture all moments of excitement. Special arrangements have been made for tight security at Sabarmati and Gandhinagar including Motera Stadium. Everyone is now ready for tomorrow's spectacular show of inauguration and test match as well.
Meanwhile, both India and England today looked busy in net practice. Metra's pitch performance also remains an important subject for cricket analysts. During the day-night match, floodlights will mesmerize the spectators watching the game.