|Location||DR BC Roy Club House, Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|Seating capacity||90,000 (earlier 120,000)|
|Operator||Cricket Association of Bengal|
|Home team(s)||Bengal cricket team, Kolkata Knight Riders, India|
|End names||High Court End, Pavilion End|
|First Test||India v England - Jan 5-8, 1934|
|Last Test||India v Pakistan - Nov 30-Dec 4, 2007|
|First ODI||India v Pakistan - Feb 18, 1987|
|Last ODI||India v Sri Lanka - Feb 8, 2007|
|First IPL Twenty20||Kolkata Knight Riders v Deccan Chargers - Apr 20, 2008|
|Last IPL Twenty20||Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab- May 25, 2008|
Eden Gardens situated in Kolkata is the oldest cricket ground in India. The present Eden Gardens Cricket Club came in existence some time in the year 1864. It has been called the Lord's of Asia.The stadium is the one of the largest cricketing facilities in the world, along with the MCG.
The first ever first-class match to be played here was in 1917-18, while the first Test match was against Douglas Jardine's MCC in January 1934. Since then the ground has hosted 35 Test matches more than any other venue in India, the last match to date being India vs Pakistan on 30th November 2007, where the match was a draw on a flat pitch. In February 1987, the stadium hosted its first One day international match — against Pakistan. A total of 21 One day international have been played at the venue.
As a part of modernization of the stadium during the 1987 World Cup, where the final match was held, covered stands were built all around, with a modern Club House and pavilion. The Club House now houses the offices of the Cricket Association of Bengal. In November 1993, a five-nation tournament was played in India to celebrate the CAB Diamond Jubilee, where day-night One Day International matches were played at this ground, thanks to the installation of four gigantic floodlight towers.
On 13 November 2004 India and Pakistan played a One Day International to celebrate BCCI Platinum Jubilee.The latest One Day International(ODI) match held at this ground was on the 8th of February,2007 between India and Sri Lanka - the series-opener of the Hero Honda Cup.The match was ultimately called off due to rain.
The pitch at Eden Gardens has traditionally been on the slower side and good for batting, assisting spin bowlers very early.