Eden Gardens Venue
Owner: Indian Army
First Test: January 1934
First ODI: February 1987
First T20I: October 2011
Eden Gardens is situated in Kolkata City of India having capacity of 66000 visitors to be seated for watching match in ground. This ground is counted one of the largest playground in the world, if we talk about the world it place 4th largest Cricket Ground and in India its on 2nd place because on first place Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium situated in Kochi.
Its also known as “Cricket’s answer to the Colosseum” .
Eden Garden capacity to seating is reduced for World Cup 2011 as per the demand of International Cricket Council (ICC) ,before the ICC World Cup 2011 its range is upto 1 lakh as per the information provided on wikipedia but now its about 66,000. This is done to make fans and persons comfortable who visited there to enjoy the game. The 27th February 2011 match between India vs England venue was changed by ICC from there to M.Chinnaswamy Bengaluru because the renovation was not completed so ICC remark Eden Garden as unsafe for that match. Every year Indian Premiere League (IPL) host several matches over there and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is the home team of Eden Gardens venue.
Official Website: http://www.edengarden.co.nz/