The 2015 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) final will be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Goa on December 20, 2015.
Pulsating football fervor will mingle with Goa’s Christmas and New Year festivities as the country’s best party destination is set to witness the nation’s biggest football finale.
Football Sports Development Ltd. – the promoters of Indian Super League today announced that the grand finale to the 2015 season will be held in the sunny, football-crazy state of Goa on December 20, 2015.
Goa’s tryst with football is well established in the country and the state is known for producing exciting footballers, many of whom are currently playing for various Hero ISL clubs.
Nita Ambani, Founder & Chairperson, Football Sports Development Limited said “We felt it would be apt to award the ISL 2015 finale to Goa as an ode to the state’s passion for football. The fun–loving, football–crazy Goa will be a perfect destination for Indian football’s greatest party. Indian Super League is delighted to offer an exciting blend of football and festive spirit in celebration of the beautiful game.”
The much anticipated second season scheduled for October 3, 2015 kicks off with the opening match between defending champions Atletico de Kolkata and Chennaiyin FC in Chennai. The League stage will witness 56 games followed by a two-legged knock out round to finally culminate in Goa on December 20 2015. The Hero Indian Super League sparked off a football revolution in the country last year with its inaugural edition, featuring eight city franchises, international football stars, celebrated coaches and a host of Indian football talent.
Hero ISL brought Indian football to the world stage with its high-quality football taking it right to the people of India. The 10-week football extravaganza recorded 1.58 million match attendance to witness the unrivalled footballing event unfold – achieving a rare feat of League becoming the fourth largest attended football event in the world.
Hero ISL inaugural year was watched by a record 429 million viewers on TV throughout the country, being broadcast Live by Star India in five language across eight channels.