Ahmedabad's Sardar Patel Cricket inaugrated after being renamed as 'Narendra Modi Stadium'
Friday, February 26, 2021
In his opening ceremony speech, President Kovind said "This stadium was conceptualised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat. He was president of theat that time". India's Home Minister , Sports Minister and members of the (BCCI) also attended the inauguration ceremony.
Later that day, the stadium hosted its first international match with India taking on England in the Day-Night Test match.
The new building can accommodate about 132 thousand spectators. It was erected in place of a 49 thousand seat stadium, named after, the first deputy Prime Minister of India. The stadium is part of the planned Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave in the city.
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