World Cup Stadium – Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

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Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

One of the biggest stadiums in the country is the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The highly anticipated games in the world i.e. the opening game of ICC ODI Men’s World Cup, the India vs Pakistan match and the final of the tournament will be played at this stadium.

This stadium has a capacity of over 1,00,000 spectators and all significant matches are scheduled to take place here. Keep reading for the interesting facts and statistics of this stadium.

History and Importance

The Narendra Modi Stadium, formerly known as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, has a rich history in Indian cricket.

The stadium was originally inaugurated in 1982. It was named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the Ministry of Affairs and the first deputy prime minister of India. 

In February 2020, the stadium underwent a significant renovation and was renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium in honour of India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.  Besides cricket, the stadium has also hosted other events, such as concerts, political rallies, and cultural functions, because of its capacity and the facilities provided.


Till now a total of 28 ODI matches have been played at this stadium. Out of these 28 matches at this stadium, here are the winning statistics of this stadium: 

Total Played28
1st Batting Team Won16
2nd Batting Team Won12
Highest Score Chased365/2 (50 Over) 
Lowest score defended85/10 (30.1 Over)
Highest Total325/5 (47.4 Over)
Lowest Total196/10 (48.3 Over)

Upcoming Matches

Here is the list of the upcoming matches Stadium:

Playing CountriesDate
England vs New Zealand 5th October 2023
India vs Pakistan14th October 2023
Australia vs England4th November 2023
Afghanistan vs South Africa10th November 2023
World Cup Final 19th November 2023

Pitch Report of Stadium for India vs Pakistan on 14th October 2023

According to the latest reports, the pitch of this stadium consists of two types of soil, such as red and black soil and also a mixture of these two soils. 

The red soil pitch is a bit low and doesn’t turn the ball much. However, the red soil pitch helps the ball to bounce and spin. 

According to the reports, there are no signs of rain on the match day and the temperature is expected to be in the range of 32 and 35 degrees. 

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1. What is the sitting capacity of Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad?

The total sitting capacity of Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad is around 1,32,000.

2. When is the next match scheduled for Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad?

The next match scheduled in Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad is India vs Pakistan on 14th October 2023 for the league match of ODI Cricket World Cup 2023.

3. Which is the largest stadium in India?

The largest stadium in India is Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad with a capacity of over 1,00,000. 

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