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    [PICTURES] Motera - World's largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, India

    Ahmedabad: BJP president Amit Shah, who also heads the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA), on Friday said that the Motera stadium in Ahmedabad is likely to be made the world's biggest in terms of crowd capacity.

    "We have been making attempts to make Motera world's best and state-of-the art stadium. For which the design and the project is ready. But due to the recent polls it has been postponed," Shah said during a cricket practice ground inauguration function here.

    "The BCCI has also assured us to give full support in the project. And perhaps it (Sardar Patel Motera Stadium) will become the world's highest stadium in terms of sitting capacity," Shah added.

    He stressed that the better facilities will help bring out the best from cricket players of Gujarat.

    "It is very difficult to become a good cricketer if facilities are not up to the mark. There will neither be quality nor quantity in such circumstances. With the better ground facilities, we will get good cricketers from Gujarat," he said

    Shah was in the city to inaugurate a cricket ground of GCA in Gujarat College here. He was accompanied by the Reliance group president of Corporate affairs and GCA vice-president Parimal Nathwani.

    Later, Shah observed the pitch of the newly-inaugurated cricket ground in Gujarat college, where he tried to play two strokes against the bowling of Nathwani.

    Source: http://zeenews.india.com/sports/cric...h_1476347.html

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    What events will it hold to justify this size and maintain the stadium?

    Over 100k is pretty massive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    What events will it hold to justify this size and maintain the stadium?

    Over 100k is pretty massive.
    Dandia Nights.


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    I hate that ground

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    It may be the biggest but it will never beat The Real Home of Cricket. Headingley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebreaker View Post
    I hate that ground
    Is there anything you don't hate? Just saying.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Is there anything you don't hate? Just saying.
    He doesn't hate himself.


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    Exciting news. I always thought that being world's greatest cricketing nation, India needed to have world's greatest cricket stadiums as well. Eden Gardens was one, but only because of the size and the crazy crowd back in the day. It's undergone good renovations now but is nothing what it used to be in terms of atmosphere and also looks much much smaller.

    I hope Motera is turned into a 100k capacity stadium. We badly need a few of those actually.

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    Good news India are a cricket crazy nation with a huge population so it will satisfy the demand .


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    Wonder how epic it would look like once completed




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    Still can't beat Eden Gardens.

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    Eden Gardens is no more the crazy place it once used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    Eden Gardens is no more the crazy place it once used to be.
    Motera was always a nobody though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Motera was always a nobody though.
    The times are changing and the future belongs to these other cities. Kolkata is now dull.

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    They also need to improve the wicket, it's very slow and low.

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    Things are progressing, albeit slower than first anticipated.

    Work Begins On World's Biggest Cricket Stadium In Ahmedabad
    Updated: 16 January 2017 19:54 IST
    The Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera will be operational in two years time and will be constructed at a cost of Rs 700 crore.




    Gujarat will be home to the world's biggest cricket stadium in the near future. The Sardar Patel Stadium at Motera will be dismantled to make way for a new stadium with a seating capacity of 110,000 -- bigger than the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Lord's Cricket Ground in England. The ground breaking ceremony was carried out at the stadium on Monday.
    The stadium will be operational in two years time and will be constructed at a cost of Rs 700 crore.

    "The stadium will have 76 corporate boxes with state of art facility," informed Vice president of the Gujarat cricket association, Parimal Nathwani.
    The existing Motera stadium is being dismantled to make way for the new stadium, a brain child of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was heading Gujarat cricketing body earlier.

    The stadium will also boast of a state of the art club facility with three practice grounds and and indoor cricket academy for budding cricketers.


    "Country's premier construction company L&T has bagged the contract for the construction and at a cost of about 700 crore the construction will be completed in two years time," said Nathwani.
    The exiting stadium has a capacity of 49,000 and to accommodate over double the number of cricket fans, additional parking facility will be created in the cricket campus spread over 63 acres. The parking lot can accommodate 3,000 cars and 10,000 two wheelers.
    https://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/work...edabad-1649387

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    We need more covered, indoor cricket stadium in South Asia, so that cricket can be played in rainy season & D/N Tests can be arranged in deep winter under dew & fog.

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    Don't really see the need for this, I'd rather a 1000 families getting free meals for a year than 700crs being spent on an "eyecandy" project. Some of the obsession with cricket in India, & South Asia is mesmerisingly bad.

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    To each his own, but this seems like a massive waste of money when India already has so many world-class stadiums.


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    pcb need it more than bcci.
    with fool proof security.


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    I could swear only 4-5 months ago there was another thread here about the biggest stadium being built in India and that was in another city

    Anyways it will be fitting for India to have the biggest cricketing stadium

    As someone who watched a fair bit of NFL I have always been enamoured by the magnificence of the NFL stadia. Hopefully cricket can match it and only India can match that in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    To each his own, but this seems like a massive waste of money when India already has so many world-class stadiums.
    they are also making a statue bigger than statue of liberty for the satrapathi Shivaji in mumbai mid-sea.. And the project will be constructed at a cost of 3600 crore for which modi fly down to MUMBAI to lay the foundation...Amidst all this they have demonetisation going on and the death toll have already reached 200 i think... crazy.. now tell which is massive waste of money..atleast in ground they play and earn from the tickets..
    Last edited by ask_analyse_act; 16th January 2017 at 23:07.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    I could swear only 4-5 months ago there was another thread here about the biggest stadium being built in India and that was in another city

    Anyways it will be fitting for India to have the biggest cricketing stadium

    As someone who watched a fair bit of NFL I have always been enamoured by the magnificence of the NFL stadia. Hopefully cricket can match it and only India can match that in my opinion
    The same stadium and city.Not another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ask_analyse_act View Post
    they are also making a statue bigger than statue of liberty for the satrapathi Shivaji in mumbai mid-sea.. And the project will be constructed at a cost of 3600 crore for which modi fly down to MUMBAI to lay the foundation...Amidst all this they have demonetisation going on and the death toll have already reached 200 i think... crazy.. now tell which is massive waste of money..atleast in ground they play and earn from the tickets..
    That statue will be a tourist attaraction.

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    Nice to see Gujarat's capital being put into a cricket stadium...I'll wait till I see the final product before casting judgement.

    They ruined Feroz Shah Kotla when they expanded it. There are seats which have restricted views. Unforgivable in this day and age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ask_analyse_act View Post
    they are also making a statue bigger than statue of liberty for the satrapathi Shivaji in mumbai mid-sea.. And the project will be constructed at a cost of 3600 crore for which modi fly down to MUMBAI to lay the foundation...Amidst all this they have demonetisation going on and the death toll have already reached 200 i think... crazy.. now tell which is massive waste of money..atleast in ground they play and earn from the tickets..
    death toll of what exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlickedOffHips View Post
    death toll of what exactly?
    Deaths during Indian atrocities against poor and honest taxpayers who died in Bank/ATM lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    We need more covered, indoor cricket stadium in South Asia, so that cricket can be played in rainy season & D/N Tests can be arranged in deep winter under dew & fog.
    I also think this should be done, but Does ball swing under covered roofs

    Also the whole stadium will need aircon

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    Looks like all the black money will be used in building this stadium.


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    Quote Originally Posted by leg-side-flick View Post
    I also think this should be done, but Does ball swing under covered roofs

    Also the whole stadium will need aircon
    Ball definitely swings - I saw few matches in AUS in covered stadium, where white ball definitely swung. Not sure about red ball, but you can keep a bit grass on the track for it, other wise it'll definitely swing reverse in covered stadium. Also, indoor stadiums are often a bit humid, which does help swing. It'll be definitely better for spinners as the condition will be dry.

    Air condition is good, but not essential if you can design it properly - what you need is proper air vent in air corridors & a roof that protects from rain & proper drainage system that drains the roof top rain water. The roof design can be umbrella shape which covers more than the playing area/stands but not enclosing the stadium - it's just like a high shed that can be folded in sunny days. Also, the roof can be made by fibre optics, which allows the sun light; even on rainy days, natural light will add to the artificial lights. This way, natural air flow & moisture can be managed, which'll definitely help some swing & drift.

    Shouldn't be massive expensive either - structural engineers will definitely calculate the total load & air pressure; but I believe, 8-12 tall poles surrounding the stadium can hold such roofs, which can be folded or opened in 30-35 minutes operation mechanically. The point is, technology is far advanced these days for the most popular entertainment of 1.7bn people to be weather/season dependent. They built New York City on Hudson mouth mostly on reclaimed land & put 110 storied WTC on what was 35 metre deep Atlantic ocean, or CN tower in 70s on re-enforced concrete; which was unthinkable, may be even in 50s.

    I have been at Rogers Centre for Jays match few times when roof was closed - fabulous experience, even when it's freezing outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R0H1T View Post
    Don't really see the need for this, I'd rather a 1000 families getting free meals for a year than 700crs being spent on an "eyecandy" project. Some of the obsession with cricket in India, & South Asia is mesmerisingly bad.
    Or build a million toilets and force people to use them. If they insist on using railway tracks, then fine them and with that money build more toilets until people give into using closed toilets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troodon View Post
    Or build a million toilets and force people to use them. If they insist on using railway tracks, then fine them and with that money build more toilets until people give into using closed toilets.
    Just Bangladesh spends close to $2.5bn each year on defense; and that's a gross lie, because almost similar amount is spend in indirect way - the lands are acquired under ministry of Land, the roads are built under R&H; the buildings & many other constructions are funded from different Govt. sources ..... I can go on - salary, pension, ration (pure ghee is BDT 10/kg, up to 2KG/month/family ), transports .......... this is just one example.

    One can't justify this way - there are 100s more wastage that can build toilets .... If you ask me, spending properly on sports is not only essential, it's one of the most holly investment in South Asia. More or less most people there live in some sort of hardship, anxiety, depression - on a very tight schedule & almost always in panic - job security, food security, social/political security, treatment, education ...... even reaching work place safely is 5 times tension/week. These people has a little bit of "relaxed life" when they watch their team playing cricket & preferably winning.

    Those 5% in top doesn't bother about what's going around - they can spend their time in Dubai, Malaysia, Thailand or Las Vegas ... but, for the mass, it's almost their earned right that they'll get some way to forget daily pain, anxiety, uncertainty ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlickedOffHips View Post
    Maybe there should be a statue for these people too.
    Or give their names to ATM'S and Banks where they died!

    Immortalize those brave and honest and poor and maybe hungry souls.

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    I don't see the point in building a single stadium with 100K capacity in Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar area. Given the number of international cricket venues in India (more than two dozen), this stadium would be used at max once in a year for international games and perhaps half a dozen times for IPL games. I doubt it will ever fill up fully and will gather dust for most of the year.

    In any case, building large monolithic single-purpose stadia such as these is so 1980s. The modern trend is to build smaller multi-purpose sports center that be used for multiple sports and also for social events like concerts, political rallies etc. Such centers can be used throughout the year for something or the other, have nice food / entertainment options for the families etc.

    For the kind of money we'd be spending on this white elephant, four smaller sports centers could have been built in Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat and somewhere else in Gujarat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    Eden Gardens is no more the crazy place it once used to be.
    You're right. See my other post re. this new stadium in Gujarat. This whole concept of single-purpose stadium is now passe. Eden Gardens was magnificent in the 1980s because more than 90K crazy bengalis would show up each day of the Test every time India played there (sometimes even when India did not play, e.g., 1987 WC final between England and Australia). Now we struggle to fill up 40-50K. Not because the game has become less popular, but more because the whole concept watching a game of cricket is organized around having a good time with family and friends. Physical infrastructure for sports needs to cater to that concept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Looks like all the black money will be used in building this stadium.
    Need to justify giving your friends millions & also massaging people's egos. Ultimate win / win for politicians. lmao. Same with Shivaji statue. Meanwhile public blindly falls for it.

    Could have built :
    1) More IITs / IIMs
    2)More Medical colleges
    3) Improve public schools / colleges
    4) Roads / Metros / Improve Railways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troodon View Post
    Or build a million toilets and force people to use them. If they insist on using railway tracks, then fine them and with that money build more toilets until people give into using closed toilets.
    Good luck implementing fines on poor people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R0H1T View Post
    Don't really see the need for this, I'd rather a 1000 families getting free meals for a year than 700crs being spent on an "eyecandy" project. Some of the obsession with cricket in India, & South Asia is mesmerisingly bad.
    Economics is complicated. The construction of this stadium will generate work for many families.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    Economics is complicated. The construction of this stadium will generate work for many families.
    But what's the point of having more stadiums when we already have enough ? We should be building things like medical colleges or IITs instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanny View Post
    But what's the point of having more stadiums when we already have enough ? We should be building things like medical colleges or IITs instead.
    Building a stadium should not stop the building of a medical college or an IIT. Sports is entertainment and is one of the many goods people consume. You can't eliminate certain consumptions and expect higher economic growth. It costs a lot more resources to produce non-vegetarian food compared to vegetarian food. However, one cannot argue we should all be eating vegetarian.

    The kind of thinking of consuming only "desirable goods" needs government to plan everything. That is socialism and it runs into problems as has been seen empirically.

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    76 corporate boxes ,lol wonder how many MCG has since its a direct comparison.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    Building a stadium should not stop the building of a medical college or an IIT. Sports is entertainment and is one of the many goods people consume. You can't eliminate certain consumptions and expect higher economic growth. It costs a lot more resources to produce non-vegetarian food compared to vegetarian food. However, one cannot argue we should all be eating vegetarian.

    The kind of thinking of consuming only "desirable goods" needs government to plan everything. That is socialism and it runs into problems as has been seen empirically.
    Not really no point in dismantling an existing stadium and building something from scratch.Also India has enough stadiums in cricket,should had tried on smaller scale for other sports.

    Also there should be socialist views to counter capitalism,just like in US how people have started criticizing these NFL stadiums as the franchise owners say that they are bringing in money to the area but that is not evidently true.Although they are asking for only tax breaks but still pure capitalism has in no way proved an ideal solution.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    Building a stadium should not stop the building of a medical college or an IIT. Sports is entertainment and is one of the many goods people consume. You can't eliminate certain consumptions and expect higher economic growth. It costs a lot more resources to produce non-vegetarian food compared to vegetarian food. However, one cannot argue we should all be eating vegetarian.

    The kind of thinking of consuming only "desirable goods" needs government to plan everything. That is socialism and it runs into problems as has been seen empirically.
    yeah but we don't spend lesser on health, education & infra as compared to our peers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    Building a stadium should not stop the building of a medical college or an IIT. Sports is entertainment and is one of the many goods people consume. You can't eliminate certain consumptions and expect higher economic growth. It costs a lot more resources to produce non-vegetarian food compared to vegetarian food. However, one cannot argue we should all be eating vegetarian.

    The kind of thinking of consuming only "desirable goods" needs government to plan everything. That is socialism and it runs into problems as has been seen empirically.
    Problem is not whether to have or not a stadium but to spend that kind of amount on it.What's the need for worlds Biggest stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanny View Post
    yeah but we don't spend lesser on health, education & infra as compared to our peers.
    The question is whether the stadium is a stimulus to the economy or not. Governments take up lots of projects to provide economic stimulus.

    At least since Keynes many people believe that governments can take the economy to a higher level of GDP by spending money. I am not saying that building a stadium instead of a medical college is a better stimulus, just that the economics of it is not straightforward.
    @JaDed and @Pollack also make valid points about alternative use of resources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Looks like all the black money will be used in building this stadium.
    Mostly white money is used for such.It would've been better if black money was used.
    Last edited by Pollack; 17th January 2017 at 12:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    The question is whether the stadium is a stimulus to the economy or not. Governments take up lots of projects to provide economic stimulus.

    At least since Keynes many people believe that governments can take the economy to a higher level of GDP by spending money. I am not saying that building a stadium instead of a medical college is a better stimulus, just that the economics of it is not straightforward.
    @JaDed and @Pollack also make valid points about alternative use of resources.
    With a young population our main focus must be on education should be

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    New Delhi deserves a stadium like this more than any other city in India.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    New Delhi deserves a stadium like this more than any other city in India.
    Not when you take into account the runnings of the DDCA, and the state of the stadium there.

    From my, albeit limited, experience Delhi is the worst city in India. Tbh the state of Delhi and Bombay makes you appreciate Lahore. Not saying Lahore is perfect, and yes it has got preferential treatment by the Sharifs, but India seriously needs to look at itself when it comes to infrastructure in its major cities.

    Yes - the airports may be nice(r), in Delhi and Bombay, but when you come out of them....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zahid87 View Post
    Not when you take into account the runnings of the DDCA, and the state of the stadium there.

    From my, albeit limited, experience Delhi is the worst city in India. Tbh the state of Delhi and Bombay makes you appreciate Lahore. Not saying Lahore is perfect, and yes it has got preferential treatment by the Sharifs, but India seriously needs to look at itself when it comes to infrastructure in its major cities.

    Yes - the airports may be nice(r), in Delhi and Bombay, but when you come out of them....
    I can't say about delhi but what exactly is the problem with mumbai, i won't say it is on par with top cities of the world but it definitely is better than any pakistani city.

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    Why can't it be a hybrid Cricket - Football stadium like The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi.. Given that football has the best chance of making it big in India after cricket (It's already on the way with the ISL)..

    India should do whatever it can to develop other sports as well. Football is the only other sport with potential to generate the same kind of revenue & fanfare as cricket in India. More popularity means we can attract way better international talent and some day have a competent modern football league in India as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zahid87 View Post
    Not when you take into account the runnings of the DDCA, and the state of the stadium there.

    From my, albeit limited, experience Delhi is the worst city in India. Tbh the state of Delhi and Bombay makes you appreciate Lahore. Not saying Lahore is perfect, and yes it has got preferential treatment by the Sharifs, but India seriously needs to look at itself when it comes to infrastructure in its major cities.

    Yes - the airports may be nice(r), in Delhi and Bombay, but when you come out of them....
    Did you just compare Delhi to Lahore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zahid87 View Post
    Not when you take into account the runnings of the DDCA, and the state of the stadium there.

    From my, albeit limited, experience Delhi is the worst city in India. Tbh the state of Delhi and Bombay makes you appreciate Lahore. Not saying Lahore is perfect, and yes it has got preferential treatment by the Sharifs, but India seriously needs to look at itself when it comes to infrastructure in its major cities.

    Yes - the airports may be nice(r), in Delhi and Bombay, but when you come out of them....
    Metro Train in Delhi alone makes it better than Mumbai infrastructure wise. I said delhi deserves a stadium like that because of the size of the population in delhi and cricket crazy fans.


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    Mumbai is not going to change. Everyday thousands of people from all over India pour into the city hoping to eek out a living. The crumbling infrastructure cannot take so many people.

    Not just Mumbai, its the same for all major cities. Poor immigrant daily laborers are forced to leave their villages in search of a living and end up in these slums. Blame goes on the over population.
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    This a rhetoric that is often used by foreigners who have absolutely no understanding of dharavi, yes it is the biggest slum in India and asia but it is also a place whose economic output ranges from $600 mn to $1 bn. Take that into account before going all they should invest in poverty reduction blah blah blah, it is always the same, isro went to mars should have used that money to reduce poverty, india is builing some monument money should have been used for infrastructure, people don't understand they are not bloody related. That statue will be a tourist attraction but it is not as if the gov forgot other things, alongside the statue, metro is being built along with a coastal road, a sea link, expansion of railway line etc. It is not asif all they are doing is building a statue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagatk View Post
    I can't say about delhi but what exactly is the problem with mumbai, i won't say it is on par with top cities of the world but it definitely is better than any pakistani city.
    Have you been to any Pakistani city?

    Problem with Bombay again is that it has just not got infrastructure to support itself. Traffic is a major problem, and areas outside of South Bombay (Colaba, Cuffe Parade, Nariman Point) are an eyesore. Its no good building high rises in certain areas, whilst the rest of the city is clogged, congested, and is an eyesore.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak_Fan View Post
    Did you just compare Delhi to Lahore?
    Yes. Have you even been to Lahore? For whatever Lahore is and may be, it is currently a lot better organised than Delhi. Apart from certain areas near Raisina Hill, Delhi is a mess. Putting up malls in places where the road infrastructure can barely support the traffic that they generate does count count as progress.

    Gurgaon is also nothing to shout about - again tall buildings for corparates looks great.....but go into the offices and ask some of the people what conditions are like. In fact, just outside Galleria market (which is a relatively decent area), you can see state of roads, cows roaming around, mud dust everywhere. Got a long way to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Metro Train in Delhi alone makes it better than Mumbai infrastructure wise. I said delhi deserves a stadium like that because of the size of the population in delhi and cricket crazy fans.
    A metro where citizens just plough into carriages willy nilly without letting others leave first and break endlessly long queues at security barriers to even get in. I know its relatively new, and is getting bigger, but it has to improve.

    The DDCA can't support or manage the current cricket stadium - why would you entrust the most corrupt cricket association in India to build a brand new one and look after that?

    What is with the shock that a Pakistani city can be comparable, if not better than an Indian one. For all India's growth, its spending on infrastructure is deplorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zahid87 View Post

    Yes. Have you even been to Lahore? For whatever Lahore is and may be, it is currently a lot better organised than Delhi. Apart from certain areas near Raisina Hill, Delhi is a mess. Putting up malls in places where the road infrastructure can barely support the traffic that they generate does count count as progress.

    Gurgaon is also nothing to shout about - again tall buildings for corparates looks great.....but go into the offices and ask some of the people what conditions are like. In fact, just outside Galleria market (which is a relatively decent area), you can see state of roads, cows roaming around, mud dust everywhere. Got a long way to go.

    A metro where citizens just plough into carriages willy nilly without letting others leave first and break endlessly long queues at security barriers to even get in. I know its relatively new, and is getting bigger, but it has to improve.

    The DDCA can't support or manage the current cricket stadium - why would you entrust the most corrupt cricket association in India to build a brand new one and look after that?

    What is with the shock that a Pakistani city can be comparable, if not better than an Indian one. For all India's growth, its spending on infrastructure is deplorable.
    So much nonsense. Delhi a mess? When it comes to transportation, for a city it's size, Delhi has one of the best infrastructures in South Asia. Yes the sheer volume can be overwhelming at certain bottlenecks, but overall, it is extremely good for a subcontinental city. Not to mention, it has a far superior educational, medical or power infrastructure than any Pakistani city.

    Same for your claims on state of roads and Delhi metro, nonsense. And no, I haven't been to Lahore, but in this day and age, I can see what it is all about, and to be honest, it looks no different to a C grade Indian city like Kanpur or Lucknow.

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    Good. Along with the stadium, I hope they upgrade the piece of national highway that they call a pitch too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak_Fan View Post
    So much nonsense. Delhi a mess? When it comes to transportation, for a city it's size, Delhi has one of the best infrastructures in South Asia. Yes the sheer volume can be overwhelming at certain bottlenecks, but overall, it is extremely good for a subcontinental city. Not to mention, it has a far superior educational, medical or power infrastructure than any Pakistani city.

    Same for your claims on state of roads and Delhi metro, nonsense. And no, I haven't been to Lahore, but in this day and age, I can see what it is all about, and to be honest, it looks no different to a C grade Indian city like Kanpur or Lucknow.
    You haven't been to Lahore? Then why so quick to judge?

    I have been to Delhi, and am talking from my own experience. No bias. I am simply saying what I saw. The amount of problems that I was able to see first hand with regards to the infrastructure was more than that of Lahore.

    Metro in particular. The line before the secuirty checks was huge, and people did break in. When it came to getting on the train itself, was severely overcrowded. People were rushing to get on the train, people who wanted to get out were struggling.

    Like I said - its my experience. Around Raisina Hill, and India Gate, the roads are wide, clear signs, not too bad. Go to Saket or Select Citywalk - inside the mall its fine. Outside, different question. Look at Connaught Circus - it could potentially be really nice. Buildings designed by Lutyens comparable to the style found on Regent Street. But, current state its a mess.
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    ^ in any case, sorry for derailing the thread. Did not mean to make it another India vs Pak argument on an interent message board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Metro Train in Delhi alone makes it better than Mumbai infrastructure wise. I said delhi deserves a stadium like that because of the size of the population in delhi and cricket crazy fans.
    Delhi infrastructure is better. No questions about it but Mumbai is better in almost every other aspects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gani999 View Post
    Good. Along with the stadium, I hope they upgrade the piece of national highway that they call a pitch too.
    Sadly govt wants to build tallest statue,the biggest stadium but when it comes to highways just want to get done with.Quality doesn't matter there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagatk View Post
    This a rhetoric that is offen used by foreigners who have absolutely no understanding of dharavi, yes it is the biggest slum in india and asia but it is also a place whose economic output ranges from $600 mn to $1 bn. Take that into account before going all they should invest in poverty reduction blah blah blah, it is always the same, isro went to mars should have used that money to reduce poverty, india is builing some monument money should have been used for infrastructure, people don't understand they are not bloody related. That statue will be a tourist attraction but it is not as if the gov forgot other things, alongside the statue, metro is being built along with a coastal road, a sea link, expansion of railway line etc. It is not asif all they are doing is building a statue.
    Dharavi is not the bigggest slum in Asia.Its Orangi Town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollack View Post
    Sadly govt wants to build tallest statue,the biggest stadium but when it comes to highways just want to get done with.Quality doesn't matter there.
    He was talking about the pitch not the real highway.


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    We hardly get any crowd for the Tests at Motera with a current capacity of 50000. Wonder why they would want to increase that to over 1 lakh. City hardly has any cricketing tradition and filling up such a huge stadium will be a massive challenge. Money can be better spent on developing infra for other sports in Ahmedabad/Gujarat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaDed View Post
    Not really no point in dismantling an existing stadium and building something from scratch.Also India has enough stadiums in cricket,should had tried on smaller scale for other sports.

    Also there should be socialist views to counter capitalism,just like in US how people have started criticizing these NFL stadiums as the franchise owners say that they are bringing in money to the area but that is not evidently true.Although they are asking for only tax breaks but still pure capitalism has in no way proved an ideal solution.
    In US, people criticize because the city is expected to cover anywhere from full to half of the construction cost. These stadiums now are costing Billion dollars. Schools are being closed down, teachers are being laid off, municipal workers are getting laid, buses are outdated and reduced. US cities are actually crumbling in terms of public sector and hence people get mad over their city spending 100s of millions of dollars on stadiums.

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    Stay on topic and dont get personal.


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    Itís almost ready.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabbar Singh View Post
    It’s almost ready.

    Wow really look to be a great place.
    If it can be used by the local team it can really motivate and help them producing some good players.

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    The world's biggest cricket stadium, with space for 110,000 spectators, is taking shape in India and is likely to host its first international match early next year.

    The new stadium in Ahmedabad, built at a cost of around $100 million, will seat more fans than Australia's Melbourne Cricket Ground which can accommodate around 100,000 spectators.

    According to reports, the Sardar Patel stadium is expected to host its first match in March with an exhibition game between an Asia XI and a World XI as the inaugural game.

    The stadium will have more than 70 corporate boxes, four dressing rooms, a clubhouse and an Olympic-size swimming pool. Its construction began in January 2017.

    It will overtake Kolkata's Eden Gardens, currently India's biggest stadium with a capacity of 66,000 -- down from 100,000 after a major rebuilding project.

    India, the world's top-ranked Test team, has more than a dozen stadiums capable of holding international cricket matches. Test matches, however, often attract sparse crowds.

    https://www.thedailystar.net/sports/...-india-1839823
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    Looks amazing.

    Kudos to the people who have made this happen.



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    when will Pakistan built such stadiums ? even half of this would be a great addition to our boring stadiums

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    Once packed with spectators , most likely in some T20 match , will a great sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post

    Honestly I prefer stadiums like Adelaide and the SCG more than the MCG or this stadium, just having a big bowl is pretty ugly. However it is amazing when all these seats are filled up.


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    I have been to some matches with almost 100000 cheering fans , it was an amazing experience, still fresh in my mind.

    I was at Beaver stadium for Pennstate college football game and the stadium was filled with more than 100000 fans and also at MCG 2015 cricket WC final with more than 93,000 fans .

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluke View Post
    when will Pakistan built such stadiums ? even half of this would be a great addition to our boring stadiums
    When we have a 1 billion population feel free to request this

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    Quote Originally Posted by SensiblePakFan View Post
    When we have a 1 billion population feel free to request this
    Australia's population is 25 Million.

    I'll leave it there.

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    The stadium is "Biggest" in terms of capacity only. The MCG is still bigger interms or size as it has a large concourse area. Also *** up with just a large concrete bowl ? Can we not add some greenery ? Some of the smaller WI grounds have nice greenery with with trees and plants.


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