Some of the famous cricket stadiums that also hosting IPL matches and there are many historic stories attached to it.
Eden Gardens, Kolkata are one of the famous cricket stadiums and people of Kolkata are passionate about cricket and that makes this stadium challenging for every team. Kolkata is home ground of IPL team the Kolkata Knight Riders. The seating capacity is huge with 66000. This famous stadium came into existence in 1864. The first test match played on this ground in 1934 and first One Day international in 1987. The IPL finals 2015 will be conducted on 24 May, 2015.
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai is home ground for IPL team Rajasthan Royals and the seating capacity is 20000. This ground came into existence in 1937 and it is India’s first permanent sporting venue. This stadium was named after the then Governor of Bombay, Lord Brabourne, after the establishment of Wankhede Stadium, the Brabourne Stadiumwas only used for first class matches. But recently, this stadium hosted some international games again.
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai is constructed in 1974 with the seating capacity of 34000. This ground is home ground for IPL team Mumbai Indians, this huge stadium is situated on the seaside and this ground support swing bowlers. It is one of the major cricketing venues as it hosted high profile matches such as the 2011 Cricket World Cup final when India lifted the world cup and it is the same ground where cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s played his last international match.
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali and it were built in 1993 with the seating capacity of 40000. This stadium is located on the outskirts of Chandigarh. Punjab is home of the Kings XI Punjab and this team is owned by Bollywood star Preity Jinta. This stadium is different from many other stadiums because of the unusually low lights; it is a preventive measure for aircraft collisions as this stadium is situated near Chandigarh airport.
Ferozeshah Kotla, Delhi is one of the major cricketing grounds and it is home to the Delhi Daredevils. This ground is second oldest international cricket stadium in India and in 1948 it hosted, its first international game. The ground was named after the historic Feroz Shah Kotla fort in the environs. As far as Test matches are concerned, this stadium has been extremely lucky for India. And one more fact that in this ground national team being undefeated for over two decades.
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai was established in 1916, it is oldest ground cricket ground. The first match of the Ranji Trophy between Madras and Mysore is played on this ground in 1934. It is the home ground for the Chennai Super Kings. The stadium is located near Marina Beach with the seating capacity of 38000.
Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad is one of the famous cricketing ground with the seating capacity of 48000. The stadium is named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This highest number of ODI matches in India after Eden Gardens stadium Kolkata.