Sardar Patel Stadium located at a place called Motera is Ahmedabad is the main stadium of the Gandhinagar area. Sardar Patel Stadium is one of the most popular stadiums in India and many a times this stadium in Gujarat has been used as a venue for national and international cricket matches. The Sardar Patel Stadium is also known as Motera Stadium because of the name of the place where it is situated and also to avoid any kind of confusion as there is another stadium with a similar name located in a place called Navrangpura in the city of Ahmedabad. The Gujarat Cricket Association owns the Sardar Patel Stadium and it also comes under the auspices of West Zone. The Sardar Patel Stadium is considered to be the largest stadium in Gujarat with an official seating capacity of 54000 spectators. The stadium is found to be very well equipped with modern tools and machines like floodlights for day and night matches. The stadium has served as regular venue for One Day Internationals and Test cricket matches in Gujarat.
Sardar Patel Stadium
It was previously called Gujarat Stadium but its name was changed to Sardar Patel Stadium as a tribute to the First Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium. The Sardar Patel Stadium is also used as a ground for various programmes that are arranged by the Government of Gujarat apart from serving as a stadium for the game of cricket. The pitch of the stadium is mostly favorable for the bowlers but off late it has served as a venue for competitive games.
According to an estimate made in the year 2011, Sardar Patel Stadium has been a host to 23 One Day International matches and it is record that is held only by the Eden Gardens Stadium located at Kolkata. The stadium has also hosted 3 World Cup Matches of 2011 that includes the quarter finals between India and Australia.
The major stands at the Sardar Patel Stadium are as follows:
GMDC Upper and Lower Stands – Public seating
East Upper and Lower Pavilion – Public seating
Adani Lower Pavilion – corporate boxes, dressing room of the players and reserved seating for the public.
Adani Upper Pavilion – Public seating
Club Pavilion – Members seating
West Pavilion – Public seating
All the stands at the Sardar Patel Stadium possess two tiers and they are roof covered except the West pavilion and the Club pavilion. There are not less than twenty corporate boxes fully air conditioned accommodated in Adani Pavilion. There is also an air-conditioned press box available at the stadium for the comfort of the media. The press box at Sardar Patel Stadium possesses a multi-purpose room for media conference and it is completely Wi-Fi enabled. The car parking available at the stadium has the capacity to accommodate not less than 10000 vehicles. There are a total of 21gates for entry into the stadium which makes it very easy for the spectators to make their way to the stands.
The Sardar Patel Stadium ranks among the best stadiums located in Gujarat and it is also one of the most useful stadiums in India and it is only because of this reason that it has served as avenue for many important Test cricket and One Day Internationals in India. There are other stadiums located very close to Gandhinagar in places like Dholka and Anand. The stadium at Anand is called IPCL Sports Complex which also serves as a important stadium located very close to Gandhinagar.
Other Stadiums in Gandhinagar
Other small stadiums for different kinds of sports located in and around Gandhinagar have been listed below:
Sector 19 Gymkhana Address: Sector 19, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Sector 21 Gymkhana Address: Sector 21, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Sector 7 Cricket Stadium Address: Sector 7, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Training Grounds Address: Sector 15, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Sector 15 Cricket Stadium Address: Sector 15, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Aquatic Sports Stadium Address: Sector 15, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Sector 15 Hockey Stadium Address: Sector 15, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Gandhinagar Athletic Stadium Address: Sector 15, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Stadiums in Gandhinagar are very well-maintained and at the same time it has also been found that the stadiums are used by the people of Gandhinagar.