The Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi serves as the home ground to last year’s Hero Indian Super League runners-up, Kerala Blasters FC. Perhaps one of the noisiest stadiums in India, Kerala witnessed capacity crowds in every home game last year.
Constructed originally by the Government of India in 1996 as a football stadium, it has also been used as a cricket ground by both the Kerala cricket team and the national side.
The Nehru Cup International Football Tournament in 1997 was the first tournament conducted here. The stadium has received several plaudits owing to its modern turf, contemporary roofing and four-lane road from the southern side of the stadium.
It is also one of the six host venues for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India.