Eden Gardens is India’s largest Cricket stadium and is located in Kolkata, India. The stadium has the huge seating capacity to accommodate 66,000 fans. The Melbourne Cricket Stadium is the only stadium in the world which is larger than Eden Gardens. It has many memories which are true gems for every cricket fan around the world. It hosted the 1987 world cup final, which made it world’s second stadium after Lord’s, London to achieve this feat. It is also considered as ‘Colosseum” of Cricket. Another massive event, World T20 2016 final is also scheduled at this stadium, which will be another. The World T20 2016 final match was played here between West Indies and England. Also, the World T20 women final match was played here between Australia and West Indies. It is the home ground of Kolkata Knight Riders and Bengal cricket team. It has witnessed the run scoring Machine, Rohit Sharma’s highest ever score of 264 off 173 balls, which is highest by any batsman in ODI.
This stadium was said to have a capacity of over 120,000, however, there is no official confirmation over that. It was renovated for World Cup 2011, after which its capacity is reduced to 66,349 people. This stadium was once the venue for derby matches as well as cricket matches. It was constructed in 1864, which makes it an ancient ground. It is still operational and is a matter of pride for every Indian cricket fan. Eden Garden cricket ground is the oldest cricket of India which is still functional.
Ticket Booking Procedure
The tickets for IPL matches can be booked online, by bookmyshow.com. Once the booking is done, your tickets will be delivered to your address, whichever you selected at the checkout page. In case, if you don’t want tickets to be delivered, you can receive the entry pass from the Bookmyshow Box Office and its address will be sent to your E-mail address. Just remember to keep your card with you, which is used at the time of payment. This makes booking procedure simple for international fans also, in which case delivery is not possible of the tickets. After the T20 World cup final, the Indian Premium League (IPL) 2017 tickets can also be booked from bookmyshow.com.
Update: Ticket booking for IPL matches has been started on Bookmyshow. For Eden Gardens IPL ticket booking click here. Ticket rates starts from 400 Rs.
Eden Gardens Map
To have a better experience as a spectator, you should know few things. After booking your tickets and receiving the entry pass, please check the gate number which is printed on it. It is better to reach few hours before the start of the match to ease of the entry procedure. For the security reasons, there are very few items which can be taken inside the stadium. Mobile phone, wallet and baby food, etc. are a few of the permissible items. The list of restricted items is rather long, which goes as Drinkable, eatables, cameras, plastic bottle, data cables, binoculars, headphones, coins or metallic objects, etc. Please avoid taking any valuable item along with you at the stadium, if it is not needed. If security personnel doesn’t permit any item inside the stadium, you may need to deposit it at the gate. There is no hope of getting the deposited items on your return as there is no such management.
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Eden Gardens Seating Arrangement
The seating plan of Eden garden cricket ground shows all the stands of the Eden Gardens stadium along with blocks and entry gates. Seating layout also shows nearby roads also, so plan accordingly.
Eden Gardens Facilities
The stadium is rich in the facility as it has been renovated recently. From its exterior to interior, you can see the difference. The stadium has new metal skin attached to the old roof which gives it an amazing look. From cafeteria to toilet facilities, everything is in fine condition. Due to the security reasons, you have to buy water pouches as water bottles are not sold inside the stadium premises. Though it is not very inconvenient, but a little costly. Overall, the facilities provided here are quite good and it won’t upset you.
IPL 2017 Match Schedule at Eden Gardens Kolkata
|Team 1||Team 2||Date||Time (IST)||Day|
|KKR||KXI||13 April 2017||20:00||Thursday|
|KKR||SRH||15 April 2017||16:00||Saturday|
|KKR||GL||21 April 2017||20:00||Friday|
|KKR||RCB||23 April 2017||20:00||Sunday|
|KKR||DD||28 April 2017||16:00||Friday|
|KKR||RSP||3 May 2017||20:00||Wednesday|
|KKR||MI||13 May 2017||20:00||Saturday|
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Eden Gardens Stadium Review
If you haven’t heard the roars of thousands of cricket fans cheering for their team, this is the stadium you should visit. Being the second largest stadium in the world, it is the heaven for every cricket fan. The environment is truly fascinating. The seating arrangement is very good and you can enjoy the match without any hindrance of view. Its renovation has made the stadium better with improvement in basic facilities. You should avoid bringing your personal vehicle to the stadium as sometimes parking is an issue here. Using public transport is recommended. There are buses and cabs which can come to the rescue and save your time of parking your vehicle in rush hours. Overall, it is a great experience and every cricket fan should visit this stadium once in a lifetime during one of the high voltage matches.
Eden Gardens Kolkata Address, Contact, and Stats
|Address||Eden Garden Road, Fort William|
|Phone No.||033-22480411, 22482447|
|Location (GPS Coordinates)||22.564483, 88.343312|
|Operated by||Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)|
|First Test||India v England: 5-8 January 1934|
|First One-Day International (ODI)||India v Pakistan: 18 February 1987|
|First T20 International||India v England: 29 October 2011|
|First IPL Match||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) v Deccan Chargers (DC): 20 April 2008|