The world’s largest cricket stadium opens

11 March,2020

The Sardar Patel Stadium, commonly known as Motera Stadium, is a cricket stadium in AhmedabadIndia. As of 2020, it is the largest cricket stadium in the world and the second largest stadium overall, with a seating capacity of 110,000 spectators. Owned by the Gujarat Cricket Association, it is a regular venue for TestODI, and T20I matches.

After starting the demolition work at the end of 2015, the Gujarat Cricket Association issued tender notice on January 1, 2016 in The Times of India and The Indian Express. Nine bidders showed interest and purchased the tender documents, out of which three actually submitted Technical and Financial bids on time. The three bidders were the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, Nagarjuna Construction Company, and Larsen & Toubro. A Tender Commercial Committee(TCC) of nine experts was formed for the evaluation of tenders. Additionally, STUP Consultants was appointed as the Project Management Consultant to evaluate proposals and technical details of each bid working with the TCC.

Each of the three bidders presented their designs, models, and technical details of their concepts & designs. Because of the sheer size and complexity of the project, the bidders were evaluated on multiple parameters like efficiency, resources, time frame of completion, ease of implementation, etc. The bidders were ranked and weighted on all of the parameters.


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