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Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium New Delhi location, address, how to reach
The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi is one of the venues of the 2011 ICC World Cup which will begin next month. In this article you will get information on the road routes to Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi from IGI Airport and from the Paharganj Railway Station in Delhi.
The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi, is named after one of India's emperors namely Feroz Shah Tughlaq. It was earlier called the Willingdon Pavilion and today too is sometimes referred to by this name. Owned and managed by the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA), the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium made its test debut in 1948 in an India vs West Indies test match which was a drawn game. It was only in 1982 that it hosted its first one-day international cricket match, between India and Sri Lanka.
Prominent landmarks near the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi are the Shaheedi Park, the Ambedkar Stadium and the LNJP Hospital.
Road Route from IGI Airport to Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi
It will take about 1 hour to drive down from the airport to the stadium.
IGI Airport – Thimayya Marg left turn – roundabout - third turn on Church Road – roundabout second turn on Brijlal Dua Marg - Cariappa Marg right turn - Jaipur Road (NH 8) - Dhaula Kuan Flyover - Sardar Patel Marg – left turn on Mother Teresa Road – roundabout - second turn on Baba Kharak Singh Marg - Gole Dak Khana - third turn on Ashoka Road - Patel Chowk - second turn on Ashoka Road – roundabout the third turn on Ashoka Road - roundabout second turn on Firoz Shah Road - Mandi House Chowk - fourth turn on Sikandra Road - Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
Click here to check online flights to IGI Airport Delhi: Indira Gandhi International Airport Flights Schedule
Road Route from New Delhi Railway Station Paharganj to Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi
It will take less than 15mins. to drive down from the station to the stadium.
New Delhi Railway Station –- Connaught Circus left turn – Vivekanand Marg left turn - Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg right turn - Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg left turn
Bus stop nearest Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi: Delhi Gate bus stop
Features of Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi
The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi covers an expanse of nearly 70 acres and has a seating capacity for 70,000 spectators. The stadium has its own canteen and has lift facility. The stadium also has floodlights and can host day-night matches.
The Pitch at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi
The two ends of the pitch are called the Stadium End and the Pavilion End. The pitch is known for its spinner-friendly track, though batsmen too have played merry on it time and again. The West Indies team is a testimony to this fact, having scored 644 runs against India during the '58-'59 season.
Then there is the greatest batsman of them all, no less than Sachin Tendulkar, who on this very pitch shattered Sunil Gavaskar's record of most centuries – Sachin surpassed the record with his 35th Test ton during the 2005-2006 season.
Unfortunately, the pitch at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium pitched up a huge controversy in December 2009. An ongoing one-day international match between Sri Lanka and hosts India had to be abandoned when the referees declared the pitch to be dangerous.
Parking Facilities at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi
If you are driving down to the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi in your own vehicle, there are plenty of parking spots outside the stadium.
For the 2011 ICC World Cup cricket matches at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi, you can park at:
1. Underground parking facility at Asaf Ali Road
2. Mata Sundari Road
3. Ramlila Grounds
Wheelchair facility at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi
Physically challenged spectators can avail of wheelchair facilities at the New Club House, at both Hill B and at Hill
Did you know?
* In the 1987-1988 season, India made the lowest test score at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, with just 75 runs against West Indies. Yet, India has been the most successful team at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi! They have won 5 matches batting first and 11 batting second.
* Dilip Vengsarkar has scored the maximum runs in this stadium, with a score of 671 runs.
* Bert Sutcliffe, the left-handed New Zealand batsman, holds the record for the highest individual score, with 230 runs.
* The best bowling figures at the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium is of Anil Kumble, who bagged all 10 wickets in the test match against Pakistan, conceding just 74 runs.
Contact Information of the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, I.T.O.
near Delhi Gate
Ph: 011-23319323 / 011-23314535
Fax: 011 - 2372 2097
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