The impossible has been made possible.
The Indian Super League is back with a bang, and despite the challenges of the pandemic, the buzz around the league and the passion for football in Jharkhand remains sky high.
The league, which is being conducted behind closed doors to adhere to safety and precautions, will miss the loud roars and cheers of the fans.
Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco, which is one of the three venues of the ISL this season was designated to Jamshedpur FC and is shared with SC East Bengal, Hyderabad FC and NorthEast United FC. Jamshedpur’s first fixture is set against Chennaiyin FC on the 24th of November 2020.
Located in the city of Vasco Da Gama, the stadium is popularly known to hold a number of I-League matches along with local Goan league matches, throughout the year. Previously, the stadium hosted the group stage matches for the Lusofonia Games, held in 2014. The stadium is often used by popular sports clubs including The Indian Arrows.
Owned and maintained by the Sports Authority of Goa, it has been upgraded satisfactorily to ensure that most of the FIFA standards and requirements are maintained. With a field size of 100.0 M X 70.0 M, the stadium has the capacity to accommodate 5,000 spectators at least. But, to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone, no fans and supporters will be allowed access to the stadium as well as no gathering will be permitted in the premises on match days.
Saying that, all the clubs will certainly miss the energy and enthusiasm that the fans bring.
Here’s to hoping the league gets to see them in the stands next season.