ISL: Mumbai City FC allocates section for away fans

In an effort to accommodate the supporters of the away teams who play in at the Arena, Mumbai City FC becomes the first team in the history of the Indian Super League (ISL) to launch such an initiative.

Mumbai City fans during their side's match against Chennaiyin FC on Sunday.   -  ISL/SPORTZPICS

Mumbai City football club announced on Tuesday a dedicated section for away fans during its home matches at the Mumbai Football Arena. Mumbai City becomes the first team in the history of the Indian Super League (ISL) to launch such an initiative.

In an effort to accommodate the supporters of the away teams who play in at the Arena, this facility will be available to fans starting on Sunday, in The Islanders’ next league fixture against ATK.

 

Commenting on this initiative, Mumbai City co-owner Ranbir Kapoor said, "I am really glad that we could be the first team in the ISL to have taken this progressive step towards supporting the fan culture in our country. It will motivate the away team supporters to flock to our Arena in numbers to watch their favourite teams live in action."

“We are delighted to have a special section for the visiting team’s fans,” said Mumbai City FC’s CEO Indranil Das Blah. “It will not only bring a great atmosphere in the stands with both teams getting cheered on but will also ensure the safety and comfort of the away fans, allowing them to have a great, hassle-free matchday experience at the Mumbai Football Arena,” he added.

There have been isolated incidents of fan skirmishes reported during the ongoing season of the ISL, the most publicised being the incident in Chennai where a NorthEast United fan was harassed during a match in November.

The dedicated section for all away supporters will be Stand 4B which will be accessible via the main gate 1 and the inner gate 8. A total of 200 seats will be allocated to the away supporters’ section and the tickets for this section will be available on BookMyShow under a special category today onwards.

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