EMS Stadium

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Municipal Corporation Stadium
Corporation Stadium Kozhikode Flood Lights
Ground information
Location Mavoor Road, Kozhikode, Kerala
Establishment 1977
Capacity 53,000
Owner Kozhikode Municipal Corporation
Architect RK Remesh
Operator Kerala Cricket Association
Kerala Football Association
Tenants Kerala cricket team
Viva Kerala FC
End names
Indore Stadium End
Road End

EMS Stadium, formerly known as Corporation Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kozhikode, India. It is currently used mostly for football matches.[1]

The stadium holds 53,000 people and was built in 1977. It is equipped with floodlights for conducting both football and cricket matches.

History[edit]

Football[edit]

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 CALICUT TRYING TO GET INTO 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, Nagji Trophy were held in this stadium.

Cricket[edit]

It also hosted the veterans of India and Pakistan cricket match in which legends like Ijaz Ahmed, Syed Kirmani and others played.

National Games[edit]

The was one the stadium for 35th National Games. The stadium will host football matches.[2]

Other Event[edit]

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[edit]

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. Around 3,000 spectators can watch the match from the grand stand. 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.[3]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 11°15′23″N 75°47′09″E / 11.256405°N 75.785708°E / 11.256405; 75.785708