Renovations to undergo at MFA as per AFC compliant
The authorities of Mumbai Football Arena confirmed that Mumbai Football Arena (MFA) will get its new look to make it an AFC compliant as soon as FIFA U17 world cup draw its conclusion.
Prior to the grand occasion of world cup, MFA scheduled training sessions for U17 national side of New Zealand, Brazil and England. Last year, it hosted an International friendly between India and Puerto Rico in one of the games to be recorded in history.
For such reasons, the authorities now came up with a plan to improvise new structural development.
Aaditya Thackrey, the president of Mumbai District Football Association(MDFA), has the authority of this task to finalise new setup in the stadium. The CEO of western Indian Football Association even said that the stadium filled with new stuffs would surely turn up the heat for the fans.
“Since the stadium is becoming home to so many tournaments now, we have put in a request to AIFF and allow us to upgrade the stadium and make it complaint with the norms of AFC. Our aim is to make Mumbai the home of Indian football and this numbers just another step for the same. The crowd has started coming in numbers especially when India played Mauritius and St Kitts & Nevis in the tri nation cup. Mumbai has the passion for this sport. As an ex-footballer, I can feel it myself.”
Seats are expected to increase its number to 20,000 from 8000, the current capacity. Facilities including a press box for media and VIP seats will be the major development as i informed by the authorities.
ISL club Mumbai City FC will be delighted by the news of their changing home ground and for the fans it is another dimension to witness games from the stands.
Mumbai city FC will start their campaign in the league from November 25.