Mumbai City FC and ATK to have new home grounds for this season
First Maharashtra derby to be played on 3rd October
Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa renew rivalry, face off on 13th October in Chennai
Chandigarh, 26thAugust 2016: Hero Indian Super League, the unrivalled competition that emerged as the third best attended football league globally in its second season,is once again set to capture India and world’s attention starting Saturday, October 1, 2016.
The promoters, Football Sports Development Ltd.today announced Hero ISL 2016 fixtures, featuring 61 games spread across 79 days played in a home-away league format followed by two-legged semi-finals and the final.The ‘Super Sunday’ final is scheduled on December 18, 2016. Venue for the finals will be announced at a later date. All the matches will kick off at 1900 hrs (IST).
Guwahati gets ready for Lights& Cameras, NorthEast for Action
With just over a month from now, Guwahati will witness galaxy of stars descending to lighten up the spirit of beautiful game in the North East with Hero ISL 2016 opening ceremony scheduled on 1st October.
With ISL focus on the region, John Abraham owned club NorthEast United FC would hope it aspire his boys to get a jump start to their campaign when they take on Sachin Tendulkar owned Kerala Blasters FC. Coincidently, 2016 would turn out to be the third consecutive opening clash rivalry between John Vs Sachin in a row, NorthEast United having won 1-0 on 4th October 2014 at home and losing 1-3 on 6th Oct 2015 at Kochi ground.
NorthEast United’s Home match fixture (Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati): 1st Oct. vs Kerala Blasters FC; 4th Oct: vs. FC Goa; 20th Oct vs Chennaiyin FC; 28th Oct. vs Atletico de Kolkata; 5th Nov vs Mumbai City FC; 22nd Nov vs FC Pune City and 30th Nov vs Delhi Dynamos FC.
Clash of Titans
Action will move from the emerging football market in far East to the hub of the football in West Bengal very next day,with Atletico de Kolkata backed by its loyal fans will get the first feel of their new home ground at RabindraSarobar stadium.
The two ISL Titans – inaugural champs ATK and defending champs Chennaiyin FC will get down to business putting their pre-season training plans to test as early as second day of the League.
Atletico de Kolkata’s Home Match Fixture(RabindraSarobar Stadium) : 2nd Oct. vs Chennaiyin FC; 16th Oct. vs FC Goa; 22nd Oct. vs Delhi Dynamos FC; 25th Oct. vs Mumbai City FC; 17th Nov vs NorthEast United FC; 29th Nov. vs Kerala Blasters FC; 2nd Dec. vs FC Pune City.
Mumbai Local to chug on Fast Line
Ranbir Kapoor’s Mumbai City FC would hope to gain from their move to city’s fast life on western line, as they leave the harbour line’s D Y Patil stadium at Navi Mumbai to settle at the newly laid greens at Mumbai Football Arena (Andheri Sports Complex).Mumbai City FC will play its first home match on 7th October against NorthEast United.
Mumbai City FC’s Home Fixtures(Mumbai Football Arena, Andheri Sports Complex) : 7th Oct vs NorthEast United; 11th Oct vs Atletico de Kolkata; 21st Oct vs Fc Goa; 10th Nov vs FC Pune City; 19th Nov vs Kerala Blasters FC; 23rd Nov vs Chennaiyin FC; 3rd Dec vs Delhi Dynamos FC.
Super Machas Face Off Gaurs
Defending Champions would come home to play to its capacity crowd for the first time since lifting the ISL 2015 trophy with a match scheduled on 6th October against Delhi Dynamos.
However, the bigger match everyone would await with beaten breath could be on 13th October when the Super Machas will have a face-off with FC Goa at Marina Arena.
Chennaiyin FC Home Fixtures(Marina Arena) : 6th Oct vs Delhi Dynamos FC; 13th Oct vs FC Goa; 29th Oct vs Kerala Blasters FC; 2nd Nov vs Mumbai City FC; 15th Nov vs FC Pune City; 20th Nov vs Atletico de Kolkata; 26th Nov vs NorthEast United FC;
Detailed fixture can be viewed at www.indiansuperleague.com
ISL 2015 : A Recap
The second edition of Hero Indian Super League witnessed an unparalleled response in the history of Indian Football. ISL established astounding ratings for the sport on air and surpassed the Spanish La Liga in terms of average stadium attendance to be the third most attended football league globally. Hero ISL brought Indian football to the world stage with its high quality football. The globally viewed competition had a whopping 186 goals scored in the second season as compared to 129 in the inaugural season at an average of 3.09 goals per game.
Indians assisted in 45 goals and scored 48 that included two hat-tricks by Sunil Chhetri and Haokip. Stevin Mendoza won the Golden Boot for the Champions scoring 13 goals in the season. Over 1.65 million fans made their way to eight city based club’s home stadiums to witness this unrivalled footballing event unfold.
Day Date Time Match Home Team Away Team Venue
Sat 1-Oct 19:00 1 NorthEast United FC Kerala Blasters FC Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati
Sun 2-Oct 19:00 2 Atletico de Kolkata Chennaiyin FC Rabindra Sarobar Stadium, Kolkata
Mon 3-Oct 19:00 3 FC Pune City Mumbai City FC Balewadi Stadium, Pune
Tue 4-Oct 19:00 4 NorthEast United FC FC Goa Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati
Wed 5-Oct 19:00 5 Kerala Blasters FC Atletico de Kolkata Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Thu 6-Oct 19:00 6 Chennaiyin FC Delhi Dynamos FC Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
Fri 7-Oct 19:00 7 Mumbai City FC NorthEast United FC Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai
Sat 8-Oct 19:00 8 FC Goa FC Pune City Fatorda Stadium, Goa
Sun 9-Oct 19:00 9 Kerala Blasters FC Delhi Dynamos FC Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Tue 11-Oct 19:00 10 Mumbai City FC Atletico de Kolkata Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai
Wed 12-Oct 19:00 11 FC Pune City NorthEast United FC Balewadi Stadium, Pune
Thu 13-Oct 19:00 12 Chennaiyin FC FC Goa Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
Fri 14-Oct 19:00 13 Kerala Blasters FC Mumbai City FC Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Sat 15-Oct 19:00 14 Delhi Dynamos FC NorthEast United FC Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Sun 16-Oct 19:00 15 Atletico de Kolkata FC Goa Rabindra Sarobar Stadium, Kolkata
Mon 17-Oct 19:00 16 FC Pune City Kerala Blasters FC Balewadi Stadium, Pune
Tue 18-Oct 19:00 17 Delhi Dynamos FC Mumbai City FC Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Thu 20-Oct 19:00 18 NorthEast United FC Chennaiyin FC Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati
Fri 21-Oct 19:00 19 Mumbai City FC FC Goa Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai
Sat 22-Oct 19:00 20 Atletico de Kolkata Delhi Dynamos FC Rabindra Sarobar Stadium, Kolkata
Sun 23-Oct 19:00 21 FC Pune City Chennaiyin FC Balewadi Stadium, Pune
Mon 24-Oct 19:00 22 FC Goa Kerala Blasters FC Fatorda Stadium, Goa
Tue 25-Oct 19:00 23 Atletico de Kolkata Mumbai City FC Rabindra Sarobar Stadium, Kolkata
Thu 27-Oct 19:00 24 Delhi Dynamos FC FC Pune City Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Fri 28-Oct 19:00 25 NorthEast United FC Atletico de Kolkata Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati
Sat 29-Oct 19:00 26 Chennaiyin FC Kerala Blasters FC Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
Sun 30-Oct 19:00 27 FC Goa Delhi Dynamos FC Fatorda Stadium, Goa
Wed 2-Nov 19:00 28 Chennaiyin FC Mumbai City FC Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
Thu 3-Nov 19:00 29 FC Pune City FC Goa Balewadi Stadium, Pune
Fri 4-Nov 19:00 30 Delhi Dynamos FC Kerala Blasters FC Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Sat 5-Nov 19:00 31 NorthEast United FC Mumbai City FC Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati
Sun 6-Nov 19:00 32 FC Pune City Atletico de Kolkata Balewadi Stadium, Pune
Tue 8-Nov 19:00 33 Kerala Blasters FC FC Goa Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Wed 9-Nov 19:00 34 Delhi Dynamos FC Chennaiyin FC Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Thu 10-Nov 19:00 35 Mumbai City FC FC Pune City Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai
Fri 11-Nov 19:00 36 FC Goa NorthEast United FC Fatorda Stadium, Goa
Sat 12-Nov 19:00 37 Kerala Blasters FC Chennaiyin FC Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Sun 13-Nov 19:00 38 Delhi Dynamos FC Atletico de Kolkata Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Tue 15-Nov 19:00 39 Chennaiyin FC FC Pune City Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
Wed 16-Nov 19:00 40 FC Goa Mumbai City FC Fatorda Stadium, Goa
Thu 17-Nov 19:00 41 Atletico de Kolkata NorthEast United FC Rabindra Sarobar Stadium, Kolkata
Fri 18-Nov 19:00 42 FC Pune City Delhi Dynamos FC Balewadi Stadium, Pune
Sat 19-Nov 19:00 43 Mumbai City FC Kerala Blasters FC Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai
Sun 20-Nov 19:00 44 Chennaiyin FC Atletico de Kolkata Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
Tue 22-Nov 19:00 45 NorthEast United FC FC Pune City Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati
Wed 23-Nov 19:00 46 Mumbai City FC Chennaiyin FC Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai
Thu 24-Nov 19:00 47 FC Goa Atletico de Kolkata Fatorda Stadium, Goa
Fri 25-Nov 19:00 48 Kerala Blasters FC FC Pune City Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Sat 26-Nov 19:00 49 Chennaiyin FC NorthEast United FC Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
Sun 27-Nov 19:00 50 Delhi Dynamos FC FC Goa Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Tue 29-Nov 19:00 51 Atletico de Kolkata Kerala Blasters FC Rabindra Sarobar Stadium, Kolkata
Wed 30-Nov 19:00 52 NorthEast United FC Delhi Dynamos FC Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati
Thu 1-Dec 19:00 53 FC Goa Chennaiyin FC Fatorda Stadium, Goa
Fri 2-Dec 19:00 54 Atletico de Kolkata FC Pune City Rabindra Sarobar Stadium, Kolkata
Sat 3-Dec 19:00 55 Mumbai City FC Delhi Dynamos FC Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai
Sun 4-Dec 19:00 56 Kerala Blasters FC NorthEast United FC Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Semifinal Leg 1
Sat 10-Dec 19:00 57 TBD TBD TBD
Sun 11-Dec 19:00 58 TBD TBD TBD
Semi Final Leg 2
Tue 13-Dec 19:00 59 TBD TBD TBD
Wed 14-Dec 19:00 60 TBD TBD TBD
Sun 18-Dec 19:00 61 TBD TBD TBD