Eden Gardens General Information and Ticket Booking Procedure

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.

Eden Gardens Kolkata Stadium
Eden Gardens

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.

Upcoming International Match Schedule at Eden Gardens Stadium

Match Name Series Name Date
India vs Australia Match of India Australia 5 Match ODI Series 21 September 2017, Thursday
India vs Sri Lanka India Sri Lanka 3 Match Test Series Not Announced (November)

A match of India Australia 5 ODI series is scheduled to play at Eden Garden Cricket stadium. Ticket prices of India and Australia match will be decided by official and tickets will be put on the sale few days before the match. Rest 4 matches will be played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore, Nagpur Cricket Stadium, MA Chidambaram Stadium and Holkar Cricket Stadium Indore.

India Australia 2nd ODI Match Tickets Price

Eden Gardens India Australia 2nd ODI match ticket booking gas started through bookmyhow website and mobile app. Ticket price for India Australia 2nd ODI is affordable as compared to Chepauk stadium match tickets. Ticket prices starts from 650 Rs of this International cricket stadium and tickets can be booked in online mode. Last time match tickets were 500 Rs, this time match ticket rates have increased due to addition of 28% GST. Ticket booking link.

India Sri Lanka Test match is also schedule at Eden Gardens cricket stadium in November as a part of India Tour of Sri Lanka. As per the sources, the ticket of India Sri Lanka test matches will be sold on daily basis and GST will not affect the prices of this 5 day match. Test match ticket price is expected to start from 100 Rs.

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

General Guidelines

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.

Also, Read about Wankhede Stadium

Eden Gardens Seating Arrangement

Eden Gardens Seating Arrangement
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.

Crowd Enjoying The Match at Eden Gardens

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

Check Complete IPL 2017 Schedule

IPL 2017 Stadiums – Hosting IPL 10 Matches

Download IPL 2017 Schedule PDF

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
E-Mail: thecab@vsnl.net, thecab@dataone.in
Built Year 1864
Seating Capacity 66000
Location (GPS Coordinates) 22.564483, 88.343312
Operated by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)
Floodlights Yes
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

Visitors should also visit Alipore Zoo and Kolkata Eco Park.



38 thoughts on “Eden Gardens General Information and Ticket Booking Procedure

  1. Tanmoy Das May 16, 2016 at 13:28

    i have 2 ticket for today match ipl

  2. Sam December 28, 2016 at 12:28

    Are coins allowed in the stadium? What about the cigarettes?

    • India OnGo December 29, 2016 at 09:54

      None of the asked items are allowed inside the stadium premises.

  3. sam December 28, 2016 at 12:29

    Are the coins allowed?

    • India OnGo December 29, 2016 at 09:56

      No

  4. Ragul January 14, 2017 at 20:27

    I have booked my tickets for India vs England ODI match at eden gardens through bookmyshow. Can i get my gate pass on the match day?

    • India OnGo January 14, 2017 at 21:49

      As per official website

      you can collect your tickets on Match Day & Non Match Day. Details of Pickup centrer Will communicate soon via SMS / Email.

      • Vikram Rambhau Talekar January 18, 2017 at 21:10

        is it possible to get pass on match day? on online duplicate ticket its showing that we have to collect it from boxoffice and boxoffice will closed on match day so what shall we do ?

        • India OnGo January 18, 2017 at 22:27

          Sorry, I can’t help you in this matter as we are not associated with Bookmyshow in any manner. You have to follow the guidelines of Bookmyshow.

  5. Rajesh January 15, 2017 at 23:14

    I want to know the car parking area on the match day.

  6. Asutosh January 17, 2017 at 10:54

    Where to get the tickets for odi on non match day. I booked through book my show.. Any information about it

    • India OnGo January 17, 2017 at 19:56

      As per official website, pickup center details will be communicated on registered mail ID/Mobile.

  7. anirudh January 17, 2017 at 21:44

    can i take binoculars for the India vs England ODI 3rd odi in kolkata

    • India OnGo January 17, 2017 at 21:51

      As per Bookmyshow website cameras are not allowed inside the stadium, no clear information about Binoculars. If I were in your place I would avoid the Binoculars. In Delhi Stadium, even earphones are not allowed inside the stadium and I had to leave the earphones in an open basket.

  8. Rajesh sonha January 18, 2017 at 13:11

    @Asutosh.. for ticket go to gate no 4. Go with credit card or debit card used during booking. Email must be opened there. That qr code is required by them.. Happy viewing. I booked 3 rs 1000 ticket and got ir there.

  9. Vikram Rambhau Talekar January 18, 2017 at 21:08

    I have booked my tickets for India vs England ODI match at eden gardens through bookmyshow. Can i get my gate pass on the match day?

  10. shambhu kumar January 19, 2017 at 23:37

    i’m from patna.I have booked 3 tickets for India vs England ODI
    match at eden gardens through bookmyshow. Can i
    get my gate pass by sending my friend who is living in kolkata? I shall send the QR code to my friend. is it possible? plz suggest me what am I doing…

    • India OnGo January 20, 2017 at 07:15

      I am attaching the screen shot of bookmyshow which is applicable for collecting tickets. The screen shot is of Kanpur stadium because collection conditions are same for all the stadiums. Cricket Tickets Collection Rules .

  11. Ashish paul January 20, 2017 at 23:24

    Sir i want to book the ticket for india vs england 3rd odi.pls help me sir

  12. Tulsi yadav January 21, 2017 at 11:17

    Can i get offline ticket today

  13. Pritam kumar February 28, 2017 at 22:03

    want 2tickets of 28.04.2017

  14. Ibraan March 15, 2017 at 07:31

    4tickets

  15. Rajib March 20, 2017 at 11:16

    When the tickets for KKR RCB match of 23rd April will release online? Bookmyshow and Tickegenie both r not showing anything

  16. RAHUL KUNAR SINGH March 22, 2017 at 16:11

    I want to buy 5 tickets of KKR V/S MI match which wilk held on 13 th may 2017 but both bookmyshow and ticketgenie r not showing anything .Today I have also talked with Ticketgenie representative over whats app they told me that Ticketgenie is not official partner for KKR matches this year

  17. k datta March 28, 2017 at 23:03

    does Eden gardens Kolkata have seat numbering(included in ticket) in IPL 2017?

  18. Rahul April 5, 2017 at 10:17

    if i book my tickets offline from eden gardens counter. how many days before the match tickets will be available.
    i mean if i visit eden today, can i get tickets for 28th april?

  19. Mukesh Singh April 6, 2017 at 09:36

    Can I carry a mobile with inbuilt camera for IPL 2017 at the eden gardens.

    • India OnGo April 6, 2017 at 17:36

      Smartphones are allowed.

  20. Rik April 6, 2017 at 11:11

    Will there be any problem if I keep my coins within my wallet? Are they going to check my wallet too?

    • India OnGo April 6, 2017 at 17:36

      Yes, coins are not allowed. Everything will be checked.

  21. dhiraj April 6, 2017 at 23:18

    if i book my tickets offline from eden gardens counter. how many days before the match tickets will be available.

  22. arnav raj April 9, 2017 at 22:35

    how to buy tickets for ipl 10 at date 23rd april 2017

  23. Amay April 12, 2017 at 15:03

    Is offline ticket available for 23rd April RCB vs KKR match in the stadium

  24. Sree April 12, 2017 at 21:32

    Are power banks allowed inside the stadium?

    • India OnGo April 13, 2017 at 09:18

      As far as I know Power banks are not allowed inside the stadium.

  25. Raja April 14, 2017 at 14:34

    For tickets of kkr vs rcb on 23 april
    In H block (awesome view ).
    Contact 8961833307

  26. anirban April 14, 2017 at 20:44

    umbrella and water bottle are allowed in ipl match???

  27. sam Fahad April 24, 2017 at 13:03

    I wanna book 2 seats . 13 may

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