Eden Gardens have been carried out in 1840 named after the sisters of Lord Auckland, the former governor general. Sports enthusiasts can try their hand with the understanding of a game of cricket the national sport, is played at the stadium, in turn housed within the Eden Gardens, where there is also the Burmese pagoda. If you are fond of cricket you can not miss a visit to Eden Gardens, the second cricket stadium in the world after the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.
It is one of the oldest stadiums in the world in this discipline and is still one of the most prestigious having hosted the finals of the cricket World Cup. Situated on the right bank of the river Hooghly, in the city center, the stadium is home to the Kolkata Knight Riders. The stadium holds the world record for the highest seats in the world. The Eden Gardens is within walking distance from the city center, Maidan and Esplanade, and is served by several metro and tram lines.
The stadium is home to one of the most important competitions of cricket in the world, the match between India and another important international team that will play the test match, the stadium is filled to the limit of its capacity. Until the 90s, the stadium had a capacity of more than 120,000 spectators. Currently the ability, for safety standards, is slightly above a hundred thousand units.