Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium (also spelled as Firoz Shah Kotla Stadium) is a feast for the eyes for every cricket fan in Delhi. The stadium is present at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi near the Firoz Shah Kotla Fort. The stadium was built in 1883, and it is the second oldest cricket ground in India after Eden Gardens Cricket stadium, Kolkata. It was continuously renovated which has kept the stadium up to the standards and its sitting area has also increased in the process to accommodate the huge amount of spectators and it has seating capacity for around 45,000 fans. The stadium has seen the growth and it hosts a large number of matches every year with so many cricket matches being played every year. With the introduction of IPL and World T20 in the recent years, it has seen a sudden increase in the matches played.
It is the only international cricket stadium in New Delhi which hosts the matches of all the cricket formats, such as Test, One Day International, Twenty- 20, IPL (Indian Premier League), domestic and Ranji matches. This stadium has seen few of the greatest moments in cricket history, as it witnessed Indian Spinner Anil Kumble’s 10 wickets haul against Pakistan. The match between India and Pakistan was held in Ferozshah Kotla Cricket Ground in February 1999 when Kumble delivered his magic spells and took all the ten wickets of opposition in the fourth inning of the match, and he also became the second man to achieve the feat after Jim Laker. It also saw Sachin Tendulkar’s 35th century by which he surpassed Sunil Gavaskar’s record of highest centuries.
I got to visit this stadium in the WT20 match which was held between England and Sri Lanka, it was one of the deciding games where only the winner gets to stay in the challenge.
Ticket Booking Procedure and Parking Facility
This part of the chase was rather easy; you can book the tickets online by visiting bookmyshow.com and select the desired match and venue. The tickets are available by online modes only and there are no counters in the stadium premises, may be to avoid the extra rush which may be hard to manage for the stadium management. You have to carry the printout of the online tickets and get the entry pass at the Bookmyshow Box office. The box office pickup address for IPL tickets is Bookmyshow, building no. 4250/2, street no. 2, Ansari Road, Daryaganj , Delhi – 110002, Landmark – Adjacent to Vijaya Bank.
How to Book Feroz Shah Kotla IPL 2017 Match Ticket
You can book IPL match tickets online in few clicks. Booking Online tickets are very simple, safe and hassle free. The ticket rate of IPL matches starts from 500 rs to 8000 Rs. or Higher (Depends on the match).
- Go to bookmyshow.com website or Mobile APP.
- Select the date, choose the price and tickets from the virtual layout of the stadium.
- Now pick the favorite seats from the seating arrangement.
- After picking the seats, go to the checkout page and complete the online payment by debit card/credit card, net banking, cash card or any other modes specified on the site.
- After successful payment you will get a confirmation message and mail, the tickets will be delivered to the mailing address. Alternatively, you can collect the ticket from box office also.
Location of Bookmyshow Ticketing Box Office
Box office is located in the very dense area, so finding a place to park your vehicle is really a tough task. I would suggest that you opt for public transport. Parking facility is also not good near the stadium, and the traffic comes to halt when the match finishes.
Nearest metro station is ITO near the box office pick, ITO metro station just 300 Meters away. The stadium is very near to the ticket pickup point; within 1 km to each other and the nearest metro station for both the locations are ITO, Pragati Maidan and Mandi House which are around 2-3 km away. You can either take a bus or book cab to reach box office or stadium from the metro station. The Sri Lanka vs South Africa world T20 match is scheduled to be played at this stadium on 28 march 2016. Only pride is at stake in this match as both the teams are already of the world cup championship. First Semifinal of ICC World T20, 2016 between New Zealand vs England was played at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on 30th March.
Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium Map
Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Check in Procedure and Guidelines
Let’s focus on few guidelines which will help you, if you are planning to visit the stadium for any upcoming match. After collecting the entry pass, check the gate number which is printed on the tickets and head towards the gate number to enter the stadium. Please avoid carrying any items other than the wallet and mobile phone. Most items are not allowed inside the stadium, and the same would be asked to deposit at the security checking counters with no guaranty of return which was informed at the entry gates. Some of the restricted items are Coins, headphones, power bank, data cables, water bottles and any type of eatable or drinkable, digital cameras, binoculars, plastic carry bags etc. Baby food, diapers, and flags are allowed, though. I lost the headphones in the process and I was lucky that I didn’t bring any valuable which could have stopped me from entering the stadium. Also on the official website of DDCA, there is no information available regarding the general guidelines to be followed while visiting the stadium.
Once you enter the stadium, you will be dependent on various facilities provided by the stadium management. It somewhere lags in the Basic facilities, as the toilets were really in bad condition during the WT20 match between Sri Lanka and England. We were sitting in the Hill A South East Stand, and the view was hindered by the glass which is fitted as a security measure, between the spectators and the ground. So for a clear view, please avoid this stand as it could reduce the excitement of the match. The food provided there was on a bit expensive side, as everything is sold at a price higher than the MRP. Water costs 10rs per 300 ml glass, and soft drink will cost you 50 RS for 450 ml glass. Pan Pizza could also be bought at a price of 150 and 200 rs. Kulcha is priced at 80 rs. Overall the food is little expensive but not too heavy on your pockets.
Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Seating Layout
Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Layout
Above seat layout is showing the all stands and pavilions of Kotla cricket stadium like Hiil A, Hill B, Corpororate boxes, old club house, DDCA lounge, East side stand, west stand, North west stand, North Central stand, etc.
IPL 2017 Match Schedule at Kotla Stadium Delhi
|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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Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Review
Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium is a true savior for the cricket fans in Delhi. One can experience the true enthusiasm of the high voltage matches by being in the stadium. The crowd here is electrifying, and you can find the real fun of a cricket match in a country where Cricket is a religion. Cricket fever is on its high as the world cup is in progress followed by IPL matches. The cricket fans have seen some of the top notch matches here which have been a delight and a lifetime experience. This is the time when you can see men taking custody of the TV remotes which is very uncommon. So to avoid the daily struggle of trying to watch the match on the stupid box, you can feel the real thrill of a match by being in the stadium.
Although the whole process of booking the tickets to entering the stadium is little painful, but once you enter the stadium and the match starts; you will forget all the hassles, and you will be happy that you have come all the way. If it is your first match in the stadium, you will be surprised, thrilled, excited and overwhelmed by the experience. I have been in the stadium couple of times, and I always comes out of the stadium with a smile on my face, the feel of watching a cricket match live in front of the eyes is something which is a unique way to get yourself involved in the match, with 45 k fellow fans and no advertisement to disturb you in between the overs.
Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Information
|Address||Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi|
|Nearest Metro Station||ITO, Pragati Maidan and Mandi House|
|Restricted Items||Coins, headphones, power bank, data cables, water bottles and any type of eatable or drinkable, digital cameras, binoculars, plastic carry bags etc|
|Items allowed||Wallet, mobile phone, Baby food, diapers|
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