Salt Lake Stadium is set to host the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The Indian Premier League (IPL) will be inaugurated with an opening ceremony on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 and the event will take place at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
The multi-purpose stadium is the largest in India and the second largest in the world with a capacity of 120,000.
It has an astroturf surface and falls under the ownership of the Indian Football Association (IFA).
American actor-singer Jennifer Lopez will perform at the IPL inaugural ceremony along side Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra.
“The opening ceremony of the Pepsi IPL 2013 will be one of the most spectacular events ever witnessed, in keeping with what will follow in the tournament itself, over the following seven weeks,” IPL chairman, Rajeev Shukla announced on the IPLT20 web site.