Feroz Shah KotlaFeroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi is reckoned to be one of the most prestigious international cricket grounds in the world.
Especially, for Indians, Feroz Shah Kotla is a memorable cricket ground as the former spin spearhead of India, Anil Kumble created a singular record of taking 10 wickets against Pakistan during the year1998/99. The stadium has a seating capacity of 30,000 to 60,000.
History of Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, DelhiConstructed in 1354, Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium was once a fort which was actually built by Sultan Feroze Shah Tughluq. The area was then converted into a cricket ground during the year1883. The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium was planned by designers and environmentalists Naval Khanna and Danish Siddiqui.
The international cricket ground is owned and maintained by the DDCA or Delhi District Cricket Association. After the inauguration of Indian Premier League in 2008, the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium has been the home ground of the Delhi DareDevils (cricket franchise representing the city of Delhi) of the IPL.
World Records and Statistics at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, DelhiAs an international cricket venue, Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium has followed through numerous world records. A few of them are mentioned below:
- India Vs Pakistan, 1952
- India Vs New Zealand, 1965
- India Vs Australia, 1970
- India Vs England, 1976
- India Vs England, 1981
- India Vs West Indies
- India Vs Pakistan, 1999
- India Vs Sri Lanka
The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium is looked at as the team India's most successful test venue in terms of triumphs as India recorded seven consecutive test match wins during the period of 1993-2007.
Quick FactsLocation: Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
Owned and Maintained: Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA)
Seating Capacity: 30,000 to 60,000 seats
Landmark: Ambedkar Stadium, Feroz Shah Kotla Fort, Shaheedi Park, Delhi Gate –Bus Stop, LNJP Hospital
Gate Number 1 to 7 (southern side) - entry to these gates are from Bahadurshah Zafar Marg
Gate Number 8 to 15 (eastern side) - entry to these gates are from JLN Marg adjacent to Ambedkar Stadium Bus Terminal.
Nearest Metro Stations:
New Delhi Metro Station (Yellow line) - 3 km
Pragati Maidan MetroStation (Blue line) - 4 km
Reaching Feroz shah Kotla Stadium by bus:
DTC bus and AC Low Floor Bus can be boarded and on reaching Ambedkar Stadium or Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital (LNJP Hospital), the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium can be easily reached.
Bus numbers from Delhi Metro Station:
Bus no. 949/39A/307 – Kamla Market to Ambedkar Stadium Terminal
Bus no. 838 – Kamla Market to Asaf Ali Road Delhi Gate
One can opt for Radio Taxis, Cabs and Autos to reach the stadium
Mega Cabs - (011) 6060 1010
Easy Cabs - (011) 4343 4343