Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Posted Date: 03 Oct 2010      Author: Latha Jayaprakash    Member Level: Silver (Rs 25)

Eden Gardens, Kolkata is a beautiful cricket stadium in the city of Kolkata of the state of West Bengal in India.

About Eden Gardens at the City of Kolkata


Mainly Cricket is being played there. Eden Gardens is the homeground for the Bengal Cricket team and the Kolkata Knight riders of the IPL cricket League. This is also one of the Cricket groun ds for Oneday as well as test matches in the International series.

Location of the Eden Gardens in Kolkata


Eden Gardens was established in the year 1864 and is located in the BBD Bagh, that is, Binoy Badal Dinesh Bag near the Secretariat and the Highcourt.

This Mammoth stadium in Kolkata is said to hold more than a lakh of people but the figures mentioned are not accurate but only approximate. Official figures have not been recorded till now. Anyway this is the second largest cricket ground in the world and that too only next to the Melbourne Cricket ground in Sydney. The biggest and the largest of all stadiums in India is the Salt lake Stadium and Eden gardens comes next to that.

Getting ready for the 2011 world cup


Eden gardens is undergoing renovation at present and is expected to be ready before the 2011 cricket world cup. The plans are to bring the stadium upto the international standards set by ICC, that is the International Cricket Council. A new clubhouse and some erxtra players facilities are getting ready at the Eden Gardens, as well as to give the stadium a new look with upgraded patron amenities and general infrastructure.

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