Dr. DY Patil Stadium is a sports stadium located in Nerul, Navi Mumbai. It is a part of the DY Patil Sports Academy which has facilities for other sports too like football, tennis, badminton and swimming.
DY Patil Stadium Capacity
The stadium has seating capacity for 55,000 spectators and is the largest stadium in Mumbai in terms of capacity. The DY Patil Stadium was the home ground of the IPL team Mumbai Indians from 2008 to 2010. The stadium is also the home ground of the ISL team Mumbai City Football Club.
This stadium is yet to host an international match and the only scheduled match at this ground between Australia and India in 2009 was called off due to rain.
The DY Patil Stadium was inaugurated in March, 2008 prior to the first Indian Premier Leagues season.
The first match to be played at this ground was an IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Hyderabad Deccan Chargers in which Mumbai Indians lost by 10 wickets.
The DY Patil Stadium hosted its first major match as the final of the Indian Premier League 2008 which was won by the Rajasthan Royals by three wickets. The match was taken till the last ball and crowned the first IPL Champions.
Another major event at this stadium took place two years later when it hosted the 2010 IPL final between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. The match was won by Chennai Super Kings by 22 runs.
The DY Patil Stadium hosted England Lions for two weeks in 2012 without seeking approval from the BCCI and the Mumbai Cricket Association and thus was stripped off of the upcoming international matches.
The stadium was the venue of Justin Bieber 2017 concert in India which received wide criticism throughout the nation. The stadium has now transformed itself into a football ground and hosts ISL matches.