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FACT CHECK: Video of Optus stadium falsely shared as video of newly-renovated Motera stadium

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A video of the light show at Optus Stadium in Australia is being shared as a video of newly renovated Motera stadium.

US President Donald Trump attended the 'Namaste Trump' event with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the newly renovated Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad on February 24. The First Family of US including First Lady Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law Jared Kushner is on a 2-day-visit to India. 

Ahead of the 'Namaste Trump' event, a number of Twitter users shared videos of the newly renovated Sardar Patel Stadium, which is also the world’s largest cricket stadium with a capacity to accommodate 1.10 lakh spectators and also the second-largest stadium in the World.

A user named Nisha shared a video with a caption, "It's not United Kingdom's Wembley Stadium Or It's not Germany's Allianza Arena Stadium It's Our India's "Magnanimous Magnificent Motera Stadium" in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This World's Largest Stadium has Seating Capacity of more than 1,10,000."

At the time of writing this article, this was reshared more than 350 times. 

Another user also shared the same video that was edited on video making app, Tik Tok with some sound effects and text on it. 

You can watch the viral video here:

Fact Check

This 45-seconds video, allegedly of Motera stadium, shows a brilliant light show. However, this video does not show the Motera stadium of Ahemdabad. The widely shared video is of the Perth Stadium, also known as the Optus stadium of Australia. 

One can also spot 'Perth Stadium' flashing of the LED screen at the end of the video

The clips used in the viral video has been taken from the following video of 'Optus Stadium Light Show.'

The Motera Stadium is the second-largest stadium in the World. It came into existence after the Gujarat government donated 100 acres of land on the banks of the Sabarmati river in 1982. The reconstruction work at Sardar Patel Stadium started in 2016. The new Motera Stadium is spread across 63 acres and has many world-class facilities, including a clubhouse with 55 rooms, a gymnasium, and an Olympic-size swimming pool. 

The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) has shared pictures of the stadium.

The Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) stated that the ‘Namaste Trump’ event will not mark the inauguration of the complex and is only being organized for hosting U.S. President Donald Trump.

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