The world's largest cricket stadium was thrown open to the media on Friday ahead of the event (Photo Credit: Twitter @BCCI)
A temporary gate at the newly-built Motera Stadium collapsed on Sunday, according to media reports. The incident happened as preparations are in the final stages for the 'Namaste Trump' event, which US President Donald Trump is scheduled to jointly address with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Motera Stadium on February 24.
A video clip showed a temporary gate collapsing in front of the stadium. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. According to reports, this was one of the welcome gates erected for the 'Namaste Trump' event.
The new Motera Stadium has been completely rebuilt after demolishing the old one, which was constructed in 1982 and had seating capacity of 49,000 people.
The world's largest cricket stadium was thrown open to the media on Friday ahead of the event. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has recently given the 'building use' (BU) permission to the mega complex.
Before the 'Namaste Trump' event, cultural events will be held at the 1.10-lakh seating capacity stadium, for which several artists, including well-known singer Kailash Kher, have been invited.
"The stadium has many world-class facilities, including a club house with 55 rooms, a gymnasium and an Olympic-size swimming pool. Being the world's largest cricket stadium, it can accommodate 1.10 lakh spectators," Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) vice president, Dhanraj Nathwani, told reporters.
"While the stadium is spread across 64 acres, the total construction area is spread across 1,80,000 square meters," he said.
As per the schedule, Trump and Modi will also take part in a 22-km roadshow before reaching the stadium. The roadshow will start from the Ahmedabad airport and end at the cricket stadium in Motera after passing along the Sabarmati Ashram.
(With PTI Inputs)