- Address: Sion – Panvel Expressway, Navi Mumbai
- Country: India
- Capacity: 55,000
- Opened: 4 March 2008
- Main use: Cricket
Extra stadium info – Dr. DY Patil Sports Stadium
The Dr. DY Patil Sports Stadium is named after Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil, a former Indian politician who was born in 1935. It opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in the Republic of India. The stadium became the largest sports venue by capacity in the state of Maharashtra. Several world famous artists performed at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Stadium.
The IPL finals in 2008 and 2010
In 2008, the stadium hosted the first-ever final of the Indian Premier League. The IPL became the most popular cricket league in India. The Rajasthan Royals won the game after defeating the Chennai Super Kings. 55,000 people attended the final. In 2010, the Chennai Super Kings won the second IPL final at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Stadium. They won the title after beating the Mumbai Indians in front of a capacity crowd.
The ISL final in 2014 and Mohammed Rafique
In 2014, the stadium hosted the first-ever final of the Indian Super League. The ISL is known as the top-flight football league of India. 36,000 people attended the final. Mohammed Rafique scored the only goal of the game. He played 12 matches for the national football team of India. Rafique scored his only goal for India against the national football team of Laos.
The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup
The Dr. DY Patil Sports Stadium was one of the six venues for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. New Zealand faced Türkiye in the first-ever FIFA U-17 World Cup match at the venue. The group-stage game ended in a 1-1 draw. Colombia, Mali, Paraguay and the United States also played FIFA U-17 World Cup group-stage matches at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Stadium in 2017. The stadium hosted two FIFA U-17 World Cup games after the group stage of the tournament. Ghana won the first one, a round-of-16 match against Niger. 21,000 people attended the football game. Spain won the second one, a semi-final against Mali. A crowd of 37,000 showed up for the match.
Mumbai City Football Club
Mumbai City Football Club, also known as The Islanders, played numerous matches at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Stadium. The club was founded in 2014. Mumbai City became the first football club from Mumbai with 100,000 followers on its main social media page. They drew an average home attendance of 22,000 in their first Indian Super League season. In 2021, Mumbai City FC were crowned football champions of India for the first time in their history.