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ISL 2017: Human Rights Commission files case against poor condition of seats in Kerala Blasters' stadium

vinayak s.pai
ANALYST
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2.05K   //    29 Nov 2017, 22:30 IST

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi

What's the story?

Kerala Blasters started ISL 2017 with two home games at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi, which has seen attendances of up to 62,000 in the last three season. However, the fans have always complained about the quality of the bucket seats in the massive arena.

Now, Kerala State Human Rights Commission has filed a Suo Moto case on the condition of the seats at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in Kochi.

In case you didn't know

The fans had complained about the ticket sales of the opening match of Indian Super League 2017 when Kerala Blasters played ATK. All the tickets were sold online and touters had used the situation to buy out the passes and sell them at a higher price. The Human Rights Commission had taken on that case as well.

This time round, the complaint is about the seats in the stadium. New seats were installed in the stadium as a part of FIFA U-17 World Cup in which Kochi was a venue.

The heart of the matter

Human Rights Commission states that fans were forced to sit on the floor to watch the match as a number of the seats were partially broken. The Commission states that it is high time the Blasters' official open their eyes and arrange facilities for the fans to watch the match comfortably.

After the first two home matches, many fans have complained about the poor quality of seats in the galleries. Fans pointed out that the partition between two galleries was not present during the match and many seats were missing or damaged after the first game.

What's next?

Kerala Blasters' officials will have to take quick action to repair the damages in the stadium and provide good facilities to the fans. The Fans also have the responsibility to keep the stadium intact so that others can also watch the match comfortably.

Author's take

The fans at Kochi have been as passionate about the team, and the club should take care about the complaints of the supporters so that they can watch the match comfortably.

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