An idiosyncratic feature of the stadium is the cantilevered gull wing roof, which ensures that no spectator has a restricted view. The stadium roof is made from fabric imported from Germany, which is India’s first and largest fabric roof. The masts are also the tallest in the country, and provide excellent lighting throughout the ground. It is named after Dr. DY Patil who is an Indian politician, former Governor of the State of Tripura between 2009 and 2012, and the State of Bihar between 2012 and 2014, one of the leaders of the Indian National Congress Party in the State of Maharashtra and recipient of the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, in 1991.