The Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera is all set for a makeover. The new facility will be converted on the lines of the iconic MCG, and will be ready in two years, said GCA vice-president Parimal Nathwani, and joint secretary Jay Shah, son of Amit Shah.
The demolition work began on Thursday and will be completed in four months, a GCA statement said. “The stadium, at present, … does not seem enough taking into consideration the huge rush of local cricket lovers during local and international matches,” it added.
The new design can house close to 1,00,000 spectators, for which construction plans and estimates were placed and approved. When asked what the estimated cost of the new stadium was, GCA secretary Rajesh Patel said, “The cost of building a new stadium will be known after the design is finalised.” The construction of the new stadium is expected to take two years starting from the day of the groundbreaking ceremony.