Eden Gardens

The historic Eden Gardens is the home stadium for Kolkata Knight Riders. Built in 1864, Eden Gardens is the largest cricket stadium in India and second largest in the world, first being Melbourne Cricket Ground. The stadium has a seating capacity of 66,349 and is the home for the Bengal Ranji team as well. It has also been used for Association Football matches. Eden Gardens has been called “Cricket’s answer to the Colosseum” and is undoubtedly one of the most iconic cricket stadiums in the world. The stadium has witnessed many epic encounters and the atmosphere one can experience here, would definitely give goosebumps. Eden Gardens has hosted World Cup, World Cup T20 and Asia Cup matches as well. In 1987, it became the second stadium to host a World Cup final, after Lord’s had hosted the 1975, 1979 and 1983 finals. In 2001 while facing Australia on this very ground, Harbhajan Singh became the first Indian to take a hat-trick in Test matches. The famous 376 runs partnership between VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid was scored here itself. The 2016 World T20 final was held at Eden Gardens.