The Eden Gardens is amongst the most iconic cricket grounds of India, operated by the Cricket Association of Bengal and owned by the Indian Army. Opened in the year 1864. The stadium is also used for association football matches. It serves as a venue for Test, ODI and T20I matches. The Eden Garden is widely regarded as "Cricket's answer to the Colosseum". In the year 1987, the Eden Garden became the second stadium to host the World Cup Finals, next to Lord’s. The clubhouse of the stadium is called "The B.C. Roy Club House" that has been named in honour of the former Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. B. C. Roy. It also houses the headquarters of the Cricket Association of Bengal. The stadium primarily hosts matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is home for the Bengal Cricket team since 1908, and for the Kolkata Knight Riders team of the IPL since 2008.
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