Eden Gardens

 
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* Address: Kolkata
* Country: India
* Capacity: 66,000
* Opened: 1864
* Main use: Cricket
* Tenants: Bengal cricket team (cricket), Kolkata Knight Riders (cricket)

Extra stadium info – Eden Gardens

The stadium was renovated several times. Some stands of the Eden Gardens are named after former Indian cricket players and some stands are named after former Indian soldiers. Attendances for cricket games at the stadium sometimes reached over 100,000. A disaster occured in 1980, when 16 people died in a stampede at the venue after a football match. In 1987, the stadium hosted the first-ever Cricket World Cup final in India. The match was played between Australia and England. Australia won their first Cricket World Cup title after beating England in front of a capacity crowd.

The national cricket team of India played numerous matches at the Eden Gardens. The Bengal cricket team have been tenants of the Eden Gardens since 1908 and the Kolkata Knight Riders have been tenants of the venue since 2008. The Kolkata Knight Riders won the Indian Premier League in 2012 for the first time in their history. It became the first cricket club with 10 million followers on its main social media page. Football clubs from West Bengal played numerous matches at the Eden Gardens. Some of those matches drew attendances above 100,000.

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