Infrastructure & Its Impact: Narendra Modi Stadium

Lipika Pandey L

The Narendra Modi Stadium is a cricket arena located inside the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave in Ahmedabad, India. Starting in 2022, it is the biggest arena in the world, with a seating capacity of 132,000 spectators. It is owned by the Gujarat Cricket Association and is a center for Test, ODI, and T20I cricket matches.

The stadium was built in 1983 and was first revamped in 2006. In 2015, the arena was shut and annihilated before being rebuilt by February 2020, with an expected expense of ₹800 crores (US$100 million).

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Design of Stadium and Facility

The redesigned arena possesses 63 acres of land, with three passageways compared with one in the old arena, with a metro line at one of the passageways. It contains 76 corporate boxes that can hold 25 people each, a 55-room clubhouse, an Olympic-sized pool, and four changing areas. An interesting component of the arena is the LED lights on the rooftop rather than the standard floodlights at cricket grounds.

External to the main ground. The stadium can fit several other features such as the Olympic-sized pool, the badminton court, tennis and table tennis court, squash field, indoor cricket ground, 3D theatre, and a clubhouse with three practice grounds and 50 rooms. The parking lot can oblige 3,000 four-wheelers and 10,000 bikes.

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Challenge

Spread across 63 acres of land, the 110,000-seat stadium will hold over two times the limit of the old stadium and hold 10,000 more individuals than Australia’s iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. The sheer size of the project introduced its challenge in giving all of the 110,000 seats full unhindered perspectives on the field. One more challenge for the design group was the tight time frame. 

Innovation

All of the 110,000 seats have continuous sightlines of the field and pitch and with an intentional round, the open stadium gives 360-degree views that guarantee the observer feels like they’re a part of what’s going on.

The bowl design comprises two huge seating levels, each with around 50,000 general admission seats, intended to fill the lower levels for smaller occasions yet bring that feeling of the event, the sight, and the sound to make each experience a unique one.

Narendra Modi Stadium’s pedestrian flow is creative as well with all vehicular movement on the ground level while pedestrian movement happens on a level above, guaranteeing clear isolation to restrict congestion. General observers approach from the Northside of the arena, entering the main floor using a 12-meter-high ramp, which makes an incredible court for fans.

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Impact

Narendra Modi Stadium won’t just be for significant local and international cricket matches, it will also be for the community use. A community indoor cricket academy will be housed in the arena, with a dorm for up to 40 athletes, permitting students from across India and the globe to join in. The institute likewise approaches six indoor practice pitches and three outside training fields.

The stadium will become one of the world’s most prominent cricket arenas, putting the Gujarat Cricket Association on the worldwide sporting map as a notable game venue for both aspiring and elite players.

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