The Dr. DY Patil Sports Stadium is a football and a cricket stadium at D. Y. Patil campus, Nerul, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The stadium has all the facilities of an international football and a cricket stadium and has been designed by Hafeez Contractor, one of India's premier architects.
The stadium was officially inaugurated on 4 March 2008, and was the home ground for IPL team Mumbai Indians . It hosted 3 IPL matches for the Mumbai Indians and has also hosted the 2008 Indian Premier League Final.
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 DY Patil stadium. It also hosted the Final of Hero ISL 2014 between Atlético de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters FC .The stadium is one of the proposed stadiums which will host 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. It was picked over Cooperage Ground as it has better facilities and more seating capacity as compared to Cooperage Ground.
The capacity of 55,000 makes it the ninth largest cricket ground in India and to make sure each spectator has a comfortable and clear viewing experience, the entire ground has bucket seats and cantilever roofs that eliminate the need for columns. It is the largest sports venue by capacity in Mumbai.
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.
The stadium has a capacity of 55,000 people.
This venue has not conducted any international test matches so far.
The 7th between India and Australia ODI 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 here but was cancelled due to heavy rain.
This venue has not conducted any international T20 matches so far. In IPL 2010, it hosted 6 matches including the opening match, the semi-finals, the 3rd place playoff and the final.
It has hosted Football matches of Indian Super League for the club Mumbai City FC, and the stadium is proposed to host matches of 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
The stadium roof is made from fabric imported from Germany.
It is the first cricket stadium in the world to have full-fledged concert level reinforced music system.
The masts are the tallest in the country, providing excellent lighting throughout the ground. Moreover, the high-quality illumination ensures that the stadium is adequately prepared for the latest television technologies such as HDTV. Permanent diesel generators have been installed to ensure uninterrupted power supply during games.
For the ground, 200 tons of clay were 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.
The stadium has been designed keeping in mind spectator comfort and safety. Every spectator has an individual bucket seat. There are no pillars obstructing views of the ground. Two giant LED screens – the biggest in India – provide scores, replays and other information.
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.
The stadium often hosts high-profile matches with capacity crowds. This requires professional event management capabilities and a highly skilled staff, provided by the D. Y. Patil Vidyanagar university.
Non - Sporting events like Music concert are also been held in the Stadium. Artist like Arijit Singh, Hardwell, Justin Bieber, Stadiumx have performed here. It will also host Guestlist4good Festival in December 1, 2 & 3, 2017.
Luxury suites with attached rest rooms ensure that guests stay in comfort. Catering support is provided in the main pavilion area.
There are 60 spacious corporate boxes on the upper level of the viewing galleries.
The stadium has hosted following ODI matches to date.
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.
On 13th December 2015, International DJ Hardwell in collaboration with Sunburn set a World record for World's Biggest Guestlist which was a free charity event with an attendees of 99,000. Acts also included Kill The Buzz, (S)haan & many more.