The Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata

The historical cricket ground of Eden Gardens came to be established in the year 1864 and the ground has the capacity to hold more than 66000 spectators. This is the biggest and the most famous cricket ground in Kolkata and it is also the homely ground of the Bengal Cricket Team and it is even the IPL’s ground for the Kolkata Knight Riders. The ground is used as the venue for the test matches, the T20I matches and the OD matches. Cricket lovers are just passionate about the ground and you even have the eminent players telling good things in memory of this famous cricket ground in Kolkata.

Knowing about the Cricket Ground

It is interesting to know that after the Melbourne Cricket Ground this is the second most famous cricket ground in the entire world. This is the iconic cricket stadium and the ground gets its name from the Eden Gardens known to be one of the famous parks in Kolkata since 1841. The Pak was named after the Eden sisters of Lord Auckland who was the then Governor General of India. In the year on the event of the Cricket World Cup the stadium has gone through sincere renovation. After the renovation the capacity of the stadium has moved to 1, 00,000 people.

Before the year 1984 this ground was used for playing both cricket and football matches. The stadium stands at the BBD Bagh area of Kolkata and the State Secretariat and even the Calcutta high Court stands just in vicinity. It was in the year 1934 that the first recorded test match was played at the ground. And the first One Day International was played in 1987. Even the Hero Cup knock out matches were played at this superior venue of real importance. In fact, the ground is famous for its vociferous crowd. The voluble people will just not make you sit tight to the seat. You would be encouraged to shout and scream and have the best of time at Eden Gardens.

It is believed that your education in cricket is not yet completed without playing at Eden Gardens. The ground has the B. C. Roy Club House and it has been named after the firmer chief minister of West Bengal Dr. B. C. Roy. At Eden Gardens you have the headquarters of the Cricket Association of Bengal. The stadium has hosted several Indian Premier League matches and it is the venue of the outrageous Kolkata Knight Riders who are doing great under Shah Rukh Khan. This is one of the must visit places in Kolkata and here rests the charm of the city of Calcutta.