FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Ahmedabad's TransStadia gets provisional clearance

After Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad has been named as a provisional venue for the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in India next year.

The Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad has become the first Indian stadium to  be nominated for the title of 'Stadium of the Year'.   -  PTI

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 confirmed Ahmedabad as a provisional venue for the tournament.

Addressing the media at TransStadia on 22nd December, Tournament Director of the LOC, Roma Khanna said, “We are happy to give a provisional clearance to Ahmedabad. The Government of Gujarat has committed its full support and assistance into making the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 a big success in the state.

"TransStadia is one of the best facilities in the country at the moment, and we would like to congratulate the Government and the stadium authorities for being part of one of the most important events in the history of Indian football”. 

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Minister of Sports, Youth and Cultural Activity, Govt. of Gujarat, Shri Ishwarsinh Patel said, “It will be a huge honour for Gujarat to host the first FIFA tournament for women in the country. We are completely committed to fulfilling all our responsibilities towards making the Tournament a success.”

The FIFA delegation too had expressed their satisfaction at the progress made in Ahmedabad when they inspected the facility on November 30.

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 will be held next year between November 2 and November 21.

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