Alongside the Eden Gardens is the world famous
Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium. The stadium is supposed to be the largest
in Asia with a seating capacity of more than lakh spectators. It was one
of the first cricket stadiums in India where floodlights were installed
and Day & Night cricket was played. The gigantic electronic scoreboard
is also one of its kinds in the country. The stadium has had the privilege
of hosting the most important of matches like World Cup Finals 1987, World
Cup Semi Finals 1996, Hero Cup and many other tournaments.