Dr Vijay Patil, president of D.Y. Patil Sports Academy expressed his delight at the progress of preparations at the venue and exuded, “We are very excited to host the tournament and the recognition from FIFA is very encouraging. It’s an honour for us at D.Y. Patil group to showcase to the world our facilities as well as our affinity towards the beautiful game. In fact, I am certain that we will manage to fill in the stadium on each of the match days here”.
Also present at the press conference were Henry Menezes, CEO of the Western India Football Association (WIFA) and Ankush Chavan, Additional Commissioner, NMMC.
The FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 begins on 6th October 2017. Next stop of the delegation will be Guwahati before it concludes its inspection visit in Kolkata