Mumbai: After playing its home games in the first two seasons of Indian Super League at the D Y Patil Stadium in Nerul, Mumbai City FC has decided to shift base and play at its new home venue - in the Western suburb of Andheri, during the upcoming season 3 of the football league.
The club today formally announced that the Shahaji Raje Bhosle Kreeda Sankul, known popularly as the Andheri Sports Complex BKLP, will be their new home stadium for the upcoming season of ISL.
The Complex houses the Mumbai Football Arena which was constructed and developed in accordance with FIFA guidelines earlier this year and will now host Mumbai City FC's home matches come October, said a media release.
Ranbir Kapoor, co-owner, Mumbai City FC said, "Our fans have shown us tremendous support through our two seasons despite results not being the best. We have always wanted to give back to them and moving into the heart of the city is one such step.
"Mumbai Football Arena (Shahji Raje Bhosle Kreeda Sankul) is a great venue, with easy accessibility for people across the city. The support from Mr Aditya Thackeray, MDFA, the BMC and everyone at the stadium has been tremendous. We can't wait to build this stadium into our new fortress," he added.