Eden Gardens

 
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* Address: Kolkata
* Country: India
* Capacity: 68,000
* Opened: 1864
* Main use: Cricket
* Tenants: Kolkata Knight Riders (cricket), Bengal cricket team (cricket)

Extra stadium info – Eden Gardens

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. The Kolkata Knight Riders, one of the tenants of the Eden Gardens, won the Indian Premier League in 2012 for the first time in their history. They became the first cricket club with 10 million followers on their main social media page.

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