Popular as the largest cricket stadium in the India and the second largest in the world, the Eden Gardens can seat 66,000 spectators. It is set amidst an adjoining garden where Eden- related to the one-time Governor of Aukland and her sister would stroll during the evenings. Besides this, the Mohun Bagan Football club is located very close to the Eden Gardens.
Also known as the Brigade Parade Ground, Maidan is the largest urban park and stadium in Kolkata. The humongous stretch of land includes the famous Eden Gardens, several football stadiums and the Race Course Kolkata.
Located at Kasba in Kolkata, Gitanjali Sports Complex is the newly established stadium in the city. Running for a length of 57.5 metres, the stadium has a massive seating space for 4000 people. Besides, it has a separate area for indoor games and a gymnasium.
Kishore Bharati Kirangan is a multi-purpose stadium in Kolkata in the neighbourhood of Santoshpur. With a seating capacity of 12000 people, the stadium is mostly used for football and sometimes other sports as well.
Rabindra Sarobar Stadium is situated in the centre of the city of Kolkata in Rabindra Sarovar. Believed to be the oldest stadiums in Kolkata, the stadium has a seating capacity of 20,000 people and host some of the important football matches.
Mohunbagan Stadium is the oldest and the first stadium in the country. It is also the place of inception of the very famous Mohunbagan Club. The stadium is considered the best in Kolkata as its emerald green grass cover is imported from Brazil.
Officially named as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium, Netaji Indoor Stadium is a multi-purpose indoors stadium in Babughat, Kolkata, opposite the Eden Gardens. The fully air-conditioned stadium in Kolkata is used to host various domestic and international events.
Also known as Vidyasagar Krirangan, Barasat Stadium is a football stadium located in Barasat in Kolkata. The stadium is mostly used for for CFL and I-League matches and has a seating capacity of 22,000 spectators.
East Bengal Ground is the home stadium of the East Bengal Football Club and can accommodate upto 23,500 people. This is also one of the stadiums in Kolkata which has a natural grass cover. Additional facilities include commentary boxes, radio box, ac changing rooms and a gym.
Built in 1820, Kolkata Race Course is the largest horse racing venue in the country. Maintained by Royal Calcutta Turf Club, the stadium hosts races in the months of July to September, and between November to March.
A newly built sports complex, the Surer Math Stadium in South Dum Dum is part of Dr Sudhir Chandra Sur Degree Engineering College and organises annual sports events.
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