Established in 1883, the Arun Jaitley Stadium (formerly known as Feroz Shah Kotla stadium) is the second oldest cricket ground in India after Kolkata's Eden Gardens. The stadium in located in the compound of a fortress "Feroz Shah Kotla" built by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq. The stadium has a capacity of 48,000 and hosted its first Test match in 1948 - between India and the West Indies. Over the years, the Arun Jaitley Stadium developed into a happy hunting ground for the Indian cricket team and the venue has witnessed few of the greatest feats achieved by Indian cricketers with Anil Kumble's famous 10/74 in an innings against Pakistan being one of them. The pitch at the Kotla ground is considered to be batting friendly. The stadium is home to Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Capitals and Delhi Ranji team.
The stadium was renamed on September 12 on the former Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) President, Arun Jaitley, who passed away on August 2019. During the unveiling ceremony, a stand in the stadium was also renamed on Indian skipper and Delhi cricketer, Virat Kohli.
Arun Jaitley Stadium Facts:
Capacity: 48,000 Floodlights: Yes End names: Stadium End, Pavilion End