• Reliance and Adani bought corporate boxes in Narendra Modi stadium for 250 crores for 25 years
  • Sources say Adani end has been in existence since the congress regime in the state
  • Politics over Reliance and Adani end, sources emphasise the legality of the transaction

The Narendra Modi Stadium, inaugurated by President of India, has been at the centre of controversy. The main reason has been the two bowling ends in the stadium – Reliance end and Adani end. Politicians have been taking potshots at the BJP for this very reason, accusing the party of insulting the legacy of Sardar Patel but the facts present a different perspective – The Narendra Modi stadium is only a part of the expansive Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave – which houses an Olympic size swimming pool, squash arena, badminton and tennis courts amongst other sporting facilities.
Sources confirm to timesnownews.com that both companies have made handsome donations to the construction project of the newly built Narendra Modi Stadium. In fact, in addition to the donation, both have bought a corporate box each, the cost of which is 250 crores + GST for a period of 25 years. Sources add, it’s in the agreement that the ends will be named as per the demand of the donor, in this case being Adani and Reliance.
While the Adani End was in fact given during the congress regime in the state, during the tenure of Chimanbhai Patel, maintain sources, Reliance end earlier belonged to a government body, GDMC, but since reliance are the new donors, it’s called the reliance end.
Further talks are on to involve more corporates to sell the east and west stands as well as there are a total of 76 corporate boxes in the Narendra Modi Stadium.
The Narendra Modi stadium is the largest cricket stadium in the world with state of the art facilities – from gyms connected to the dressing rooms to same pitches for game and practice and will host the shorter format of the game as well against England in March.