Girish Mahajan

EMS Stadium

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Architect  RK Remesh
Capacity  53,000
Establishment  1977
Opened  1977
Team  Kerala cricket team
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Location  Main road, Kozhikode, Kerala
Owner  Kozhikode Municipal Corporation
Operator  Kerala Cricket Association Kerala Football Association
Tenants  India national football team Kerala cricket team Viva Kerala FC Kerala Strikers (2016-present) Kerala Blasters F.C.(2016-present)
Similar  Mananchira Square, Azhakodi Devi Temple, Thrissur Municipal Corporati, Kozhikode Beach, Kallayi

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The EMS Corporation Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kozhikode, India. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 53,000 people and was built in 1977. It is equipped with floodlights for conducting both football and cricket matches. The stadium is named after the Communist leader E. M. S. Namboodiripad who was the first Chief Minister of Kerala.

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Football

AFC Women Asia Cup the India team won silver in 1980. It was hosted in 1987 Nehru cup. The final match Soviet Union and Bulgaria Champions in Soviet union It was reconstructed and reopened in February 2005 by hosting the home matches of SBT in the national football league.

It was recognised as the best football pitch in India by the experts and the media. It was the home ground of Viva Kerala FC in the I-league.Now quartz is the team from Kozhikode trying to get in to I League.

This stadium holds a unique record of the maximum turnup for a national football league in recent history. This stadium is famous for the football crazy fans of Kozhikode. Famous scissors cup finals, super cup finals, Santhosh Trophy, Sait Nagjee Football Tournament is held here.

Cricket

It also hosted the veterans of India and Pakistan cricket match in which legends like Ijaz Ahmed, Syed Kirmani and others played. In 1994, touring West Indies had taken Mumbai in a three-day encounter. West Indies were dismissed for 176 and Bombay ended the day at 53/2. The match, however, had to be called off after the opening day owing to law and order problems in the wake of a bandh.

National Games

The stadium will host football matches for the 35th National Games.

Other Event

It also hosted many cultural events held at Kozhikode like malabar mahotsavam. It also hosted the inaugural performance of world tour of A. R. Rahman, the Academy Award–winning musician.

Renovations

The stadium has installed improved floodlight. It is renovated as international stadium for football and cricket. The stadium may also be leased to Kerala Cricket Association while Kerala Football Association would like the stadium in their possession.

The construction of the grand stand raise stadium to international standards. It will have state-of-the-art facilities, including a VVIP lounge with seating capacity for 200, a VIP lounge, a dressing room for players and a media centre.

The multilevel parking facility and will have the capacity to accommodate 800 vehicles, including two-wheelers, cars and heavy vehicles.

References

EMS Stadium Wikipedia


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