The world’s biggest cricket stadium – the Narendra Modi Stadium in the Motera area of Ahmedabad -- is a refurbished stadium – earlier known as the Sardar Patel Stadium.
It was inaugurated in 2020 and has the capacity to hold 132,000 spectators, making it the biggest cricketing venue ever.
Overall, it sits second behind the Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, which is the world's biggest stadium, with a capacity of 150,000 .
Apart from its huge capacity, the Narendra Modi Stadium boasts of four dressing rooms, two gyms and a warm-up area.
The new drainage system can make the ground match-fit in just 30 minutes and it also has LED lights instead of floodlights for day-night matches.
The premises of the stadium has a 55-room clubhouse, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a gymnasium, steam and sauna, and a squash court, making it a state-of-the-art facility.
The Motera stadium took four years to renovate to its current capacity and was built with an aim to make it the largest cricket stadium in the world.
Let’s have a look at others in the top five: 1. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium, Pyongyang Capacity: 150,000
2. Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor Capacity: 107, 601
3. Beaver Stadium, State College, Pennsylvania Capacity: 106,572
4. Ohio Stadium, Columbus Capacity: 102,780
1. Rungrado: The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium, also known as the Rungrado May Day Stadium, is the largest stadium in the world. It can officially accommodate 150,000 spectators.
Shaped like a parachute, the Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is mainly used for football matches – it is the home stadium of the North Korea national football team.
It has been designed to host multiple sports, including athletics. The Rungrado is the largest stadium in the world.
2. Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor Capacity: 107, 601 Nicknamed ‘The Big House’, the Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan is the premier sports venue for the University of Michigan.
The largest stadium in the USA, the Michigan Stadium mainly hosts American football college matches.
At times, football matches are also played while the record attendance (105, 491) was for a National Hockey League (NHL) game between Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs.
3. Beaver Stadium, Pennsylvania The second entrant from the USA in the list, the Beaver Stadium in the University Park of State College, Pennsylvania, is the world's fourth-biggest stadium.
Opened in 1960, the Beaver Stadium is mainly used for college American football and serves as home to Pennsylvania State’s college football team, the Nittany Lions.
5. Ohio Stadium, Columbus Capacity: 102,780 The fifth-largest stadium in the world is the Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The stadium also hosts music concerts.
Known as ‘The Horseshoe’ or ‘The Shoe’ because of its unique shape, the Ohio Stadium was opened in 1922 and serves as the home ground for the state American football college team, the Ohio State.