Arun Jaitley Stadium Facts, Land Area, Capacity | Complete Details

Arun Jaitley Stadium is located at  Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. The old name of the Stadium is  Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, established in 1883. It is situated near Kotla Fort. Surprisingly, the Stadium is India’s 2nd oldest international cricket stadium and is still functional. It is the home ground stadium for the IPL team Delhi Capitals.

By reading this article, my readers will receive a comprehensive description of all the facts and details about this ground. So, keep reading.

Facts About Arun Jaitley Stadium

You will learn about the facts and figures about the stadium in detail here.

Land Area

The Arun Jaitley Stadium is one of the smallest international cricket stadiums in the land. It can house over 41000 spectators, The straight boundary is only 60 meters long, and the square boundary is 56 meters long. Because of the small ground area, it is also known for high scores. 

Seating Capacity

In 1883, Feroz Shah Kotla stadium had a seating capacity of over 55000 people, But after renovation, its seating capacity was limited to 41842 people.

Pitch Report:

The pitch of Delhi Stadium is known as a slow pitch ground. The average total of IPL innings in this stadium is 156. Due to sluggish pitch, team captains hand the ball to spinners in the starting overs. While pacers attack in the finishing overs, most wicket-taking in this ground is by pacers in the finishing overs.

IPL Records and Stats

Highest total at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in the IPL:

Team Total OpponentYear

Best Bowling Record

Bowler NameRecordOpponentYear
L Malinga5 for 13DD2011
A Mishra5 for 17DC2008
J Unadkat5 for 25DD2013

IPL 2024 Upcoming Matches at Arun Jaitley Stadium:

DateTeamsTime (IST)
April 28, WedChennai Super Kings VS Sunrisers Hyderabad7:30 PM
April 29, ThuMumbai Indians VS Rajasthan Royals3:30 PM
May 1, SatMumbai Indians VS Chennai Super Kings7:30 PM
May 2, SunRajasthan Royals VS Sunrisers Hyderabad3:30 PM
May 4, TueSunrisers Hyderabad VS Mumbai Indians7.30 PM
May 5, WedRajasthan Royals VS Chennai Super Kings7.30 PM
May 7, FriSunrisers Hyderabad VS Chennai Super Kings7.30 PM
May 8, SatRajasthan Royals VS Mumbai Indians7.30 PM


Is Arun Jaitley Stadium a batting pitch?

Arun Jaitley of Feroz shah Kotla is a small but historical stadium. The pitch of this ground is pure batting-friendly. If we look into the stats of the last five matches played on this ground, The scores of the first inning are higher than the second inning. For more IPL updates, you can head to our homepage.

What is the new name of Ferozshah Kotla ground?

Feroz shah Kotla is the 2nd oldest cricket stadium, established in 1883. Its name was changed in 2019 from Fazal Shah to Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium. 

Which IPL team has the Arun Jaitley Stadium?

From the first season of IPL, The Delhi Capital (Dehli Daredevils) played IPL matches at this venue as their home ground.

Which is the smallest cricket stadium in India?

The Ferozshah Kotla is the smallest cricket stadium in India, With a 41842 seating capacity. The total playing area of this ground is 65 yards. 

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