Keenan stadium is a multi-purpose stadium as well as an International Cricket stadium in Jamshedpur. It has hosted many international Cricket matches in its ground. However, this ground has been venue for football and archery also.
This stadium was built in 1939 and named after the former General Manager of Tata Steel John Lawrence Keenan. The stadium is situated in Northern Town Bistupur and is owned and managed by Tata Steel. It can accommodate about 20000 people.
This ground has witnessed many Ranji Trophy matches for Bihar (now Jharkhand Cricket Team). The first International match played in the ground was a One Day International (ODI) played between West Indies and India in December 1983.
The ground also hosted other ODI matches, out which India could bag only one, played in 2000 against South Africa, by 6 wickets.
The stadium was defamed in2002-2003 during India vs. West Indies match, when the crowd turned violent and thrown crackers on the field during play.
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played many matches for Jharkhand in this ground.
The ground is featured in Hindi feature film, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, a biopic on Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
At present the site is venue for several matches for ISL (Indian Soccer League). Some of the matches have been played and some are to be played in recent future.
|Team (A)||Team (B)||Winner||Margin||Year|
|India||West Indies||West Indies||By 104 runs||1983|
|India||Pakistan||Pakistan||By 5 wicket||1987|
|India||England||England||By 6 wickets||1993|
|India||New Zealand||New Zealand||By 8 wickets||1995|
|Pakistan||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||By 9 runs||1999|
|India||South Africa||India||By 6 wickets||2000|
|India||West Indies||West Indies||By 4 wickets||2002|
|India||Pakistan||Pakistan||By 106 runs||2005|
|India||England||England||By 5 wickets||2006|
Recent football matches played in the ground are listed below. Out of total 90 matches played across the country, 9 hosted in this ground.
|01 DecFriday 20:00 IST||Match 13Jamshedpur FCvsATK||JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur|
|10 DecSunday 17:30 IST||Match 21Jamshedpur FC vs FC Pune City||JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur|
|28 DecThursday 20:00 IST||Match 33Jamshedpur FCvsChennaiyin FC||JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur|
|05 JanFriday 20:00 IST||Match 39Jamshedpur FCvsMumbai City FC||JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur|
|17 JanWednesday 20:00 IST||Match 49Jamshedpur FC vs Kerala Blasters FC||JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur|
|21 JanSunday 17:30 IST||Match 53Jamshedpur FC vs Delhi Dynamos FC||JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur|
|10 FebSaturday 20:00 IST||Match 70Jamshedpur FCvsNorthEast United FC||JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur|
|25 FebSunday 20:00 IST||Match 84Jamshedpur FCvsBengaluru FC||JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur|
|04 MarSunday 17:30 IST||Match 89Jamshedpur FCvsFC Goa||JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur|