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ISL: DY Patil Stadium to be Mumbai City FC's home

Mumbai franchise will play ISL home matches at cricket stadium

Mumbai City FC will play all its home games in the upcoming Hero Indian Super League at the D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, it was announced at the team's logo launch function here on Saturday.

Workers give finishing touches to the DY Patil Stadium before an IPL match in 2010
Workers give finishing touches to the DY Patil Stadium before an IPL match in 2010 

The pre-season training, which has already started and would gather force from September 1, is being held at the Father Agnel's ground in Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

During the October 12 to December 20 tournament, the team would hold its training at the renovated Cooperage football ground in South
Mumbai.

"The coach has already been identified and we would make a formal announcement on September 6.

The marquee player's name will be revealed in the following week," said co-owner Ranbir Kapoor after unveiling the logo in the presence of co-owner Bimal Parekh.

"I have been at the D Y Patil Stadium over the last few weeks. I can't say how impressed I am about the playing surface.

They (DY Patil authorities) have been wonderful and accommodating. The surface is perfect for our style of football," said the team's technical director, Nishant Mehra.

The team has not decided on the price of tickets for the matches, and declared that they would be priced in such a way that there would be a full house in the 55,000 capacity stadium which has hosted mainly IPL games in the past.

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