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Mumbai - DY Patil Stadium

Besides hosting all the Group B matches of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, a round-of-16 and a semifinal match will be held at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.

indian super league 2017 Updated: Nov 15, 2017 17:17 IST
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Hindustan Times
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The DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai (a major venue for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup) can seat 51,000 spectators, none of whom would have a restricted view because of the cantilevered gull wing roof.(HT Photo)

In March, when the FIFA delegation had visited the stadium along with the local organising committee, it had stated that the DY Patil Stadium was the venue most prepared to host matches of the U-17 World Cup. The stadium can seat 51,000 spectators, none of whom would have a restricted view because of the cantilevered gull wing roof. The newly installed fabric roof makes it the stadium with the largest such structure in the country as well. The chairs in the stadium have also been upgraded while a solar power plant has been installed and two practice grounds have been renovated.

The stadium, which came into being back in 2008, had hosted the final between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals and a few group matches for Mumbai Indians in the inaugural Indian Premier League season. After the inception of the Indian Super League in 2014, the DY Patil Stadium was the home stadium for Mumbai City FC besides hosting the final between Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters in 2014.

Besides hosting all the matches for Group B, a Round of 16 and a semifinal tie will be held at the stadium.

How to get there

There are flights and trains available from across the country. And from almost every major international airport there’s a flight for Mumbai. There are five terminal stations in the city — Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar, Bandra, Mumbai Central, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus.

What changed

- New Individual Bucket Seats on stadium for all spectators

- 2 New Team Dressing Rooms

- New Safe Evacuation Gates for Spectators

- Improved facilities for Spectators

- 3 new training grounds with floodlights, dressing rooms and international standard pitch

After football, happy hours...

Amusement parks: Essel World, Water Kingdom, Aquamagica and Adlabs Imagica

Of historical importance: Gateway of India, from where the last of the British ships had left India, is one of the most attractive places and lures tourists almost throughout the year.

The Gateway of India in Colaba, Mumbai. ( HT Photo )

Places of religious and architectural importance: Haji Ali Dargah, Siddhivinayak temple, Mahalaxmi temple, Afghan church, ISKCON temple and Elephanta caves.

Eateries: Although there are joints across the city, but a visit to Khau Galli in Churchgate, Bade Miyan in Colaba, local joints at Md Ali road, Gajalee and Mahesh Lunch Home is a must for foodies.

Marine Drive: If there’s anything that’s iconic to this city, it has to be this stretch in South Mumbai.

The Queen’s Necklace, Marine Drive in Mumbai. ( HT Photo )

To the sea: Girgaum Chowpatty and Juhu Chowpatty are the most famous beaches in the city while a jetty-ride to Elephanta caves or a boat-ride to Mandwa and Alibaug is recommended.

Wildlife: Penguins at Jijamata Udyaan Byculla zoo, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Kaanheri caves, Traporewala aquarium

Others: Nehru Planetarium

First Published: Sep 20, 2017 15:41 IST