“Sleeping Giant India is slowly waking up to its potential in football”, once FIFA president Sepp Blatter said about Indian Football. Time will prove the potential, but Indian Super League is surely the biggest step till date for Indian Football. ISL already placed in football lovers heart for his glamorous presentation. Only a few days are remaining to start the ISL 4. 10 stadiums are ready as ISL 2017 venues. Millions of football lovers are looking for his 3rd version. 100 crore of Indians are already started to sing “ Come On India, Let’s Football”. Thousand of dreams and more entertainment are waiting for us. So, let’s start – “Come On #ISLTT5, Let’s Football”.
ISL 2017 venues :
Now we will check the ISL 2017 venues, which will be drafted with own color of the football. Here soccer will be combined with the glamour, every match will become a battleground, thousands of people will shout with their support and players will paint their portrait with their ability.
1. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai :
A multi-purpose stadium, with a capacity of 40,000, situated in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. Here the first match will be played on 06/10/16. Home team Chennaiyin FC and Delhi Dynamos will play their first match of Indian Super League 2017 (ISL 4) here.
The highest goal scoring match in Indian Super League with 6 goals between Chennaiyin FC and Mumbai City FC (5-1) on 28 October 2014 in the 2014 Indian Super League season.
2. Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium, Pune :
A beautiful stadium situated in Pune, home ground of FC Pune City, Which is well known as Balewadi Stadium. It’s also the home ground of I League Clubs Bharat FC and Pune FC in ISL4. It has a capacity near about 12,000.
3. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Goa :
The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, popularly known as The Fatorda Stadium situated in Margao, Goa. Near about 20,000 sits are in there and the whole stadium was filled with fully crowd in last year Indian super league football. FC Goa will play their home matches here.
4. Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati :
One of the most beautiful stadium, situated in northeast India. Near about 35,000 of people will shout for their home team North East United. Last year, 28.614 was the average attendance in ISL India. North East United FC and KERALA BLASTERS will play the 1st match of ISL4 here on 01/10/16.
5. Rabindra Sarobar Stadium, Kolkata :
Rabindra Sarobar Stadium is a multi-use stadium, situated in Kolkata, India. It is used for football matches. Last Year in ISL 2016 ATK also played here, Usually, ATK used to Play in Yuva Bharati Krirangan, but due to U-17 World Cup, Stadium is under construction and ATK chose Rabindra Sarobar Stadium as their Home Ground in ISL 2017. The stadium has the capacity of 22,000.
6. D.Y. Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai :
D.Y. Patil Stadium basically both Football and cricket stadium, situated in Navi Mumbai. The stadium was officially inaugurated on 4 March 2008 and was the home ground for IPL team Mumbai Indians. But in Indian Super League Mumbai City FC will play their all home matches. It has total 55,000 seats for the viewers and the stadium top is decorated with fabric, which is imported from Germany.
7. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi :
Fourth largest stadium in India and the 51st largest stadium in the world is Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi. This is the home ground for Indian National Football team and it consists near about 60,000 crowds at a time. This year Franck Malouda will manage as well as play for Delhi Dynamos Fc on this pitch.
8. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi) :
The last but not the least, where the crowd is almost shaking all over India, that is Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi. Last year most average attendances was 49,111. Again this year Kerala Blasters will play their all the home matches on this ground. Let’s hope again more crowd is waiting for us.
9. Sree Kanteerava Stadium (Bengaluru) :
Sree Kanteerava Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium, situated in Bengaluru, India. This stadium was constructed by SVEC Constructions Ltd in 1997 and owned by Department of Youth Services & Sports, Karnataka. In Indian Super League 2017 Bengaluru FC will play their all home matches in Sree Kanteerava Stadium, it consists near about 24,000 crowds at a time. Let’s hope more crowd is waiting for The Blues in ISL4.
10. JRD(Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy) Tata Sports Complex Stadium (Jamshedpur) :
The JRD(Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy) Tata Sports Complex Stadium is situated in Jamshedpur, India. It is mostly used for football matches. The stadium holds 60,000 spectators for football matches, owned by Tata Group. Jamshedpur FC will start their campaign in ISL4 from their own stadium as the home ground. Tata Group is ready to serve the best for their team and the crowd in upcoming ISL 2017 Season.
Let’s worm up for ISL 2017. to know more about ISL 2017 venues and matches check here.