The Sardar Patel Stadium, well known as the “Motera” Cricket Stadium is currently under an overhaul. The stadium, built in 1982, catered a seating capacity of 54,000 seats until 2015, before going under the hammer. The stadium, being pipped as a ‘dream project’ shall boast of a seating capacity of over 1 lakh, overtaking MCG as the worlds largest stadium.
The stadium spread over 63 acres of land has been designed to manage huge crowds, with parking areas capable of handling around 3000 cars and 10,000 two wheelers. The stadium shall house four dressing rooms, clubhouse equipped with 55 rooms and an gargantuan swimming pool. The project intends to utilize sustainable power at all levels.
Currently, the stadium premise shall house a solar power plant to feed its key utilities.
LUBI Solar shall undertake the supply and commissioning of the proposed solar power house. The power house will utilize solar panels manufactured at LUBI’s state-of-art manufacturing unit in Gandhinagar. The power house will be erected in line with global renewable energy standards to derive optimum performance and hassle free operation.
The project erecting the world’s largest stadium has a sanctioned load capacity of around 4 MW with a proposed backup of around 3 MW. Using renewable energy sources to power key utilities in the stadium is expected to take out load on the traditional power suppliers, at the same time ensuring access to clean and cost effective power.
The world class multifacility stadium is being re-erected by Larson & Toubro and is expected to complete around the end of the year 2019.