DY Patil Sports Stadium
During Mumbai City FC match in ISL in 2015
LocationNerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Coordinates19°2′31″N 73°1′36″E / 19.04194°N 73.02667°E / 19.04194; 73.02667Coordinates: 19°2′31″N 73°1′36″E / 19.04194°N 73.02667°E / 19.04194; 73.02667
OwnerVijay Patil, D. Y. Patil Sports Academy
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As of 8 August Till 2016
During 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup match

The DY Patil Stadium also known as DY Patil Sports Stadium is a cricket and football stadium at D. Y. Patil campus at Nerul in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It was designed by Hafeez Contractor. It is the second home ground of the club Mumbai City FC. The stadium also has hosted 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup matches.

The stadium was officially inaugurated on 4 March 2008 and was briefly the home ground for IPL team Mumbai Indians. It hosted three IPL matches for the Mumbai Indians and has also hosted the 2008 Indian Premier League Final and 2010 Indian Premier League Final.[2]

In 2014 it was announced that DY Patil Stadium will be the home ground of the ISL franchise Mumbai City FC . All Mumbai City FC home matches were played in the DY Patil stadium. It also hosted the Final of Hero ISL 2014 between Atlético de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters FC. The stadium also hosted 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. It was picked over Cooperage Ground.[3] It will be used again for the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup for the final. The capacity of 55,000 makes it the ninth-largest cricket ground in India. The stadium makes use of bucket seats and cantilever roofs that eliminate the need for columns. This stadium also holds an inter-school cricket match for D.Y Patil International school every year.

The stadium also has other facilities including 9 tennis hard courts, 4 indoor badminton courts, and an Olympic sized swimming pool. A unique feature of the stadium is the cantilever roof which eliminates the need for any supports thus providing the spectators with an unobstructed view of the match from any place within the stand.



FIFA U17 World Cup

The tournament kicked off on 6 October with a New Zealand v/s Turkey match which was as a stalemate, followed by Paraguay v/s Mali with 5 total goals scored and Paraguay edging out as the winner with the final score being 3–2. The second matchday(9 October) witnessed matches between Turkey and Mali followed by a match between Paraguay and New Zealand which saw a 4-2 scoreline. Paraguay followed this up with another magnificent performance on 12 October, cementing their round of 16 berths by topping group B. Ensuring that was the most anticipated match, USA vs. Colombia, which finished with Colombia registering a 3–1 win over the USA in a hard-fought match that saw both teams qualify for the round of 16 from group A.

The round of 16 match on 18 October saw Ghana beat Niger 2-0 leading the Black Starlets to the quarter-finals.

The semi-final was the last FIFA U17 WC match hosted at the DYPatil Stadium. It saw complete hysteria as the enthusiastic crowd of 37,847 spectators cheered on throughout the dynamic Mali v/s Spain match.

The final of 2020 FIFA U17 WWC will be hosted at the DYPatil Stadium.

ISL 2014

DY Patil Stadium during the 2014 Indian Super League final
DY Patil Stadium during the 2014 Indian Super League final

D Y Patil Stadium served as the home ground for Mumbai City FC in the inaugural season of the Indian Super League. Legends like Fredrik Ljungberg and Nicolas Anelka had graced the stadium while playing for Mumbai City FC. The final of the tournament was hosted atDYPatil Stadium, with Atletico de Kolkata beating Kerala Blasters.

ISL 2015

D Y Patil Stadium served as the home ground for Mumbai City FC for the second season running. Sunil Chettri was signed by Mumbai City FC for a record breaking deal and played most of the home games at the stadium. The most notable memory at the stadium was when Chettri scored a hat-trick against North East United FC.


The stadium has a capacity of 55,000 people.

List of International Matches Played


The 7th between India and Australia during Australia's 2009 tour of India to be played on 11 November 2009. It was supposed to be the first international cricket match to take place but was cancelled due to heavy rain.[4][5][6]


DY Patil Stadium during an IPL match
DY Patil Stadium during an IPL match

In IPL 2010, the stadium hosted 6 matches including the opening match, the semi-finals, the 3rd place playoff and the final.

D Y Patil T20

As we all know that Indians had their first real taste of the new, exciting T20 format when the Dr. D.Y. Patil Sports Academy (DYPSA) organized the country's first official T20 tournament in 2005. This Year the stadium hosted 14th D Y Patil T20 Cup. Reliance 1 Came as the champions of the tournament.


It has hosted Football matches of Indian Super League for the club Mumbai City FC, and the stadium hosted some matches of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup and will be used again for the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup including the final.


Redevelopment for FIFA U-17

The stadium underwent Rs. 30 crores worth of refurbishment, including changing the roof, building 16 emergency exit bridges, two additional dressing rooms and setting up four training grounds in the vicinity.

A 500 KW solar plant was installed to take care of more than 70 per cent of electrical requirements of the stadium as an initiative to minimize the unfavorable environmental effect of the stadium.


The stadium roof is made from fabric imported from Germany.


There are diesel generators have been installed to guard against interrupted power supply during games.[citation needed]

Pitch and outfield

For the ground, 200 tons of clay was imported from South Africa. The pitch was prepared based on the advice and guidance of Neil Tainton and John Klug from South Africa. Stadiums around India typically have outfields made from red soil. When it rains, the outfield tends to become sluggish and heavy. To minimise the interruption because of rain, the outfield here is sand based. A completely concealed underground drainage system helps quickly remove water. A practise ground with 10 practice pitches is also on the campus next to the main stadium.

Spectator comfort and safety

Individual bucket seat are available to spectators. There are no pillars obstructing the views of the ground. Two giant LED screens provide scores, replays and other information.[citation needed]

Spectators are monitored by a network of digital cameras producing images of very high quality, which are sent to security agencies. Axis cameras (the product of a Sweden-based company), like the ones installed in Mons-Bergen football stadium in Belgium, have been installed for the first time in India. The surveillance system is highly advanced when compared to conventional CCTVs. The stadium is designed to be earthquake-proof, with fire-fighting and evacuation facilities.

Transport Access

Closest local train station – Nerul station

Other accessible local train station – Juinagar

Bus routes

Bus Number Start stop End Stop Drop off
AC125 Borivali Station (East) Ova GaonCif D.Y.Patil Stadium
AC123 Borivali Station (East) Ova Gaon


D.Y.Patil Stadium
512 Mulund Check Naka Nerul bus station D.Y.Patil University
AC103 Mulund Check Naka Panvel railway station D.Y.Patil University
105 Bandra railway station (west) C. B. D bus terminus D.Y.Patil University
108 World trade center Sector 46 seawoods D.Y.Patil University
61 Kalyan railway station Belapur railway station D.Y.PatilStadium

Other modes of transport include ac and non-ac cabs and rickshaw.

Parking available at the stadium as well as D YPatil University.

Other Activities


There are luxury suites with attached rest rooms. Catering support is provided in the main pavilion area.

Corporate facilities

There are 60 corporate boxes on the upper level of the viewing galleries.

One Day International hosted

The stadium has hosted following ODI matches to date.

Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
 India  Australia Abandoned 2009

Concerts and events

In December 2015, Hardwell performed at a charity concert at the venue waiving his personal appearance fee in favour of donating all of the proceeds to charity. For the record-setting show, Hardwell opened 75,000 spots on his personal guest list for over 125,000 pre-registered fans, while also accepting pledges and donations with the goal of providing educational aide for 3,000 children as they age from 8 to 18.[7]

In May 2017, Justin Bieber played to a crowd of 56,000 at the stadium as a part of the Purpose Tour which was the first time that he had performed in India.[citation needed]

In December 2017 a 2-day event was held, organised by Guestlist4Good a social cause, with Hardwell, W&W, Nucleya, Adnan Sami, Shaan, Mithoon, KillTheBuzz, Suyano, Aditi Singh Sharma, Armaan Malik performing.[8]

In May 2013, a grand musical concert 'Nhau Tujhiya Preme' (Bathing in Shower of Your Love) was held at the stadium. It was a spiritual musical event wherein around 50 abhangas (spiritual poetries) were sung and attended by around 35000 devotees from various regions across the world.[citation needed]

In September 2019, U2 announced a concert in the stadium on 15 December the same year, as part of The Joshua Tree Tour 2019.[9]

On 16 November 2019, Dua Lipa and Katy Perry headlined the One Plus Music Festival. This was both Dua Lipa and Katy Perry performing in Mumbai. Katy 1st time in India since 2012.[10]

On 4 December 2019, 98th Birthday celebrations of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, with gatherings of more than 90000 devotees. Home Minister of India - Amit Shah, Former CM & leader of opposition in Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis, Dilip Joshi were also present.[citation needed]

World record

The Guinness Book of Records lists the "Largest health awareness lesson (single venue)" as 51,861 participants, achieved by Dr. Shri Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari Pratishthan (India) at the stadium on 20 December 2013.[11][12]

See also


  1. ^ Six of the best: The architecture of cricket grounds | The Critics | Architects Journal
  2. ^ [1] Archived 23 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ [2]((DNA India)) template missing ID.
  4. ^ Scorecard
  5. ^ India look to salvage pride
  6. ^ Bad weather washes out dead rubber
  7. ^ "Hardwell". www.guestlist4good.com. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  8. ^ "DJ Hardwell and Shailendra Singh to release festival anthem today". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. The Times Group. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  9. ^ "'MUMBAI - LET'S ROCK THE HOUSE!'". U2.com. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Katy Perry, Dua Lipa, Ritviz and More Head To Mumbai For The OnePlus Music Festival This Weekend -". 13 November 2019. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Largest health awareness lesson (single venue)". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  12. ^ Debroy, Sumitra (20 December 2013). "The health awareness and check-up camp held at DY Patil Stadium, Nerul on Friday has been recognized as the latest record breaking event and officially marked its entry in the Guinness Book Of World Records. The camp, organized by Dr Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari Prathishthan, saw participating from over 1.5 lakh people from Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, Thane, Pune and other adjacent cities". Times of India. Retrieved 4 December 2016.