Municipal Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode
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EMS Stadium, formerly known as 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. 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!
It also hosted the veterans India - Pakistan cricket match in which legends like Ijaz Ahmed, Syed Kirmani and others played. 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. 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. Now the stadium is improved by floodlight. E K Nayanar football tournament 2011 It also will host 2013 National game football matches.Now it is renovated as international stadium and may hos federation cup 2013! The stadium may also be leased to KCA(kerala cricket association) while KFA would like the stadium in their possession.