Narendra Modi Stadium

The Narendra Modi Stadium is situated in Ahmedabad.
The Narendra Modi Stadium is situated in Ahmedabad.

The Narendra Modi Stadium is the world's biggest cricket stadium situated near the Sabarmati River which was built in 1982 to nurture cricketing talent in the region. Initially, it accommodated 49,000 spectators.

In 2015, under the leadership of the then Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) President and current Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, the GCA opted to remodel the stadium into the world's largest. 

Narendra Modi Stadium History

The Narendra Modi Stadium, formerly known as Motera Stadium, underwent a massive transformation and now stands as the world's largest cricket stadium. 

This achievement adds to India's impressive array of possessions. The stadium was renamed in February 2021 to honour Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Narendra Modi Stadium Capacity

The grand makeover of the Narendra Modi Stadium involved the same team that constructed the Statue of Unity. The project reportedly cost Rs 800 crore. One of the main challenges was to ensure unobstructed views of the field for all 132,000 seats.

The 132,000-seat stadium more than doubles the capacity of the old stadium and holds 32,000 more people than Australia’s iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground which is the second-largest stadium in the world.

Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report

With the pitch typically offering a good batting surface in the initial stages of the game, teams should look to maximize their run-scoring in these stages. As the game progresses, batting tends to get more difficult due to the turning and variable pace of the pitch. 

Narendra Modi Stadium Weather Report

The climate in Ahmedabad is divided into three major seasons: the monsoon season (June to September), winter (October to February), and summer (March to May).

  • During the monsoon season, the city receives heavy rainfall, which can affect play if there are matches scheduled during this period. 
  • Winter is the mildest season with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 30°C. The climate during these months is relatively dry and is considered the best time for sporting events. 
  • Summer, on the other hand, is extremely hot, with temperatures often reaching above 40°C. In these conditions, cricket games are usually scheduled during the evening or night to avoid the extreme daytime heat.

Narendra Modi Stadium Records 

IPL Records at Narendra Modi Stadium

  • Matches Played: 27
  • Matches Won Batting First: 13 (48.15%)
  • Matches Won Batting Second: 14 (51.85%)
  • Highest Score: 233/3 (Gujarat Titans) vs Mumbai Indians - 26/05/2023
  • Lowest Score: 102 (Rajasthan Royals) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - 08/05/2014
  • Highest Run Chase Achieved: 182/5 (Gujarat Titans) vs Chennai Super Kings -31/03/2023
  • Highest Individual Score: 129 - Shubman Gill (Gujarat Titans) vs Mumbai Indians 26/05/2023
  • Best Bowling: 5/10 - M M Sharma (Gujarat Titans) vs Mumbai Indians - 26/05/2023

T20 Records at Narendra Modi Stadium

  • Total matches: 10
  • Matches won batting first: 6
  • Matches won bowling first: 4
  • Average 1st Inns scores: 160
  • Average 2nd Inns scores: 137

ODI Records at Narendra Modi Stadium

  • Matches Played: 26
  • Matches Won Batting First: 14 (53.85%)
  • Matches Won Batting Second: 12 (46.15%)
  • Matches Won Winning Toss: 15 (57.69%)
  • Matches Won Losing Toss: 11 (42.31%)
  • Noteworthy ODI Records Set at the Stadium
  • Highest Individual Score: 144- Sourav Ganguly vs Zimbabwe - 05/12/2000
  • Best Bowling: 4/12 - M Prasidh Krishna vs West Indies - 09/02/2022
  • Highest Team Innings: 365/2 (South Africa) vs India - 27/02/2010
  • Lowest Team Innings: 85 (Zimbabwe) vs West Indies - 08/10/2006
  • Highest Run Chase Achieved: 325/5 (West Indies) vs India - 15/11/2002
  • Most Runs: Rahul Dravid (342 runs in 5 matches)
  • Most Wickets: Kapil Dev (10 wickets in 6 matches)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A.  What is the capacity and dimensions of Narendra Modi Stadium?

The Narendra Modi Stadium, formerly known as Sardar Patel Stadium, has a seating capacity of 132,000 spectators which makes it the largest cricket stadium in the world.

B. What are the ticket prices at the Narendra Modi Stadium?

The ticket prices at the Narendra Modi Stadium vary depending on the stand chosen, with a range starting from Rs. 1,000 and going up to a maximum of Rs. 40,000.

C. What are the pitch conditions and challenges faced by players at the Narendra Modi Stadium?

The pitch is traditionally more conducive to spin bowling, especially in the latter part of the game. This is typical of subcontinental pitches where the dry and hot weather often leads to cracked surfaces, aiding spinners.

D. What is the cost of Narendra Modi Stadium?

The cost of the construction of Narendra Modi Stadium is reportedly Rs. 800 crore.