Tourney reparations on track with 100 days to go

Sakal Times
Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Pune: After months of preparation and maintenance, Navi Mumbai - DY Patil Sports Stadium along with the four training sites - is set to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup which is 100 days away on June 28th.

Commenting on the progress of preparations in Navi Mumbai, Tournament Director of the Local Organising Committee, Javier Ceppi said, “The work for the last training site, owned by NMMC, has picked up and is looking like it will be done soon. The stadium is almost match ready - they are undertaking certain renovations that will make it an even better facility.

Pune: After months of preparation and maintenance, Navi Mumbai - DY Patil Sports Stadium along with the four training sites - is set to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup which is 100 days away on June 28th.

Commenting on the progress of preparations in Navi Mumbai, Tournament Director of the Local Organising Committee, Javier Ceppi said, “The work for the last training site, owned by NMMC, has picked up and is looking like it will be done soon. The stadium is almost match ready - they are undertaking certain renovations that will make it an even better facility.

People are starting to get excited about the Tournament and ticket sales have increased steadily, so we hope that fans take full advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity”.

DY Patil Cricket Ground; DY Patil Football Ground; the NMSA Football Ground and the Yashvantrao Chavan Maidan are the four training sites that will be available for training sessions for the teams that will play in Navi Mumbai.

The DY Patil Sports Stadium will host the opening game and one of the semi-finals of what will be India’s first ever FIFA tournament. The venue was ratified by FIFA back in October 2016.

The FIFA U-17 World Cup will be played in India between 6th and 28th October later this year. Sakal Times

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