Salt Lake City Stadium The stadium is the world's second biggest non-auto racing venue and the largest in the Indian subcontinent. It is currently used for football and athletics competitions. The stadium, which was erected in 1984, has a three-tiered seating capacity of 120,000 people. It is around 10 kilometers from the city center. The $150 million facility replaces the old Rice-Vellum Stadium on the same site.
The stadium is owned by the Salt Lake City Corporation, who leased it to UTA for $1 annually until 2018 when the lease expires. UTA intends to seek renewal at the end of its current term in 2042.
Salt Lake City Stadium is the home ground of American football team Utah Jazz and soccer team Real Salt Lake. It has also been proposed as a possible replacement for Globe Life Field, the home of the Texas Rangers, after that stadium is upgraded.
The stadium is the main attraction of the annual Deseret Cup soccer tournament held in August each year. The tournament was founded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) as an international competition open to all athletes sponsored by their church. The first tournament was played in 1985 with eight teams participating. The number of teams has since then increased to 24. South Africa's National Football League (NFL) franchise the Jacksonville Jaguars play one game per season at Salt Lake City Stadium.
The ten largest sports arenas
|1||Narendar Modi Stadium||Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India|
|2||Rungrado May Day Stadium||Pyongyang Nth Korea|
|3||Michigan Stadium||Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA|
|4||Beaver Stadium||State College, Pennsylvania, USA|
The Narendra Modi Stadium, also known as the Motera Stadium, is a cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, located within the Sardar Patel Sports Enclave. With a seating capacity of 132,000 people as of 2021, it is the largest cricket stadium in the world as well as the largest stadium in the globe. The stadium was built at a cost of Rs. 1,000 crore (US$ 160 million) and was opened by Indian president Pranab Mukherjee on 18 November 2016.
It replaced the Fatahida Jinnah Stadium as the main venue for international matches and other events hosted by India. The new stadium has been designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster with input from former Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.
The stadium is owned by the Government of Gujarat and is operated by the Ahmedabad Cricket Association (ACA). It is home to the Indian Premier League team Gujarat Lions. The ground also hosts a match of the Ranji Trophy every year between Gujarat and Maharashtra.
In addition to Test cricket, One Day Internationals (ODIs), and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), the stadium has also hosted several major football matches including an AFC Champions League match between Al-Ahly and Eto'o's Chelsea FC and an Indian Super League match between Chennaiyin F.C. and Delhi Dynamos. The stadium is expected to host NFL games when it becomes operational in 2024.
The Stadium of Jawaharlal Nehru. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is Delhi's largest stadium. It is also one of the most prestigious sports venues in India. The stadium has been the host to many major events including an edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup. It has also been the home ground of Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The stadium was built in 1949 by British prisoners of war under the supervision of architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, who also designed New Delhi's Parliament Building and Old Delhi's Fatehpuri mosque. It has been renovated several times since then most recently in 2011 when new lighting was installed along with other improvements.
The stadium can hold up to 150,000 people which makes it large for cricket in India where football is popular instead. However, due to its size, special facilities are required for games that involve more than one team because they need more space to move around in.
Some major events that have been held here include the 1951 Asian Games, the 1956 Olympic Games Qualifier, two editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup, three Women's World Cups, two FIFA World Cups Qualifiers and an international rugby union match between India and Australia in 2016.
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