Odisha Fc all set to shift their base to Pune.

The newest entrants , Odisha FC will not play their first home game in Bhubaneshwar. The Kalinga stadium which is owned by the Government of Odisha is currently undergoing an upgrade to meet the Fifa standards and the work is still under progress. Owing to the persistent rains in Bhubaneshwar the renovation got delayed and thus Odisha FC were forced to play at some other venue.

Delhi, Ahmedabad and Pune were the shortlisted venues for hosting the first three home games. The management might have finalized Pune owing to the fact that it has previously hosted an ISL team and also it has comparatively a better turnout than Delhi.

Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi has been the home ground for many clubs based in Pune. No club/ franchise has made its presence felt in Pune though. FC Pune city, DSK Shivajians, Kalyani Bharat Fc,Pune FC are some of the clubs who used to play in Pune but are currently defunct for some or the other reason.

The Odisha FC owner Rohan Sharma recently said that,”Unfortunately things are beyond our control so we have to consider an alternative venue for the first three home games. We look forward to having Kalinga stadium full when we have our eventual first home game.”

Kalinga stadium is expected to be ready before 16 December. Odisha FC will play these fixtures in Pune:

24 November: Odisha FC vs ATK

4 December: Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC

11 December: Odisha FC vs Hyderabad FC

The team is currently placed at the 6th position and these games are going to be crucial to decide their fate for this campaign.

More from author

Related posts

Popular Reads

Anwar Ali writes back to AIFF, says chances of dying from hunger more than his condition

Anwar Ali is regarded as one of the best young centre back India currently has. But the young Indian centre back has...

Sandesh Jhingan signs for ATK Mohun Bagan FC on a 5 year deal

Sandesh Jhingan was unequivocally the most sought after name in this transfer window. The 27 year old center back has made his...

Jeje embarks on a new journey ahead of ISL 7

Jeje Lalpekhlua has been playing for the Indian National team for over a decade now. The 29 year old striker was considered...

ISL – Training grounds for the clubs in the upcoming season

The upcoming season of Indian Super League 2020-21 will be played behind closed doors in Goa. According to Times of India,...

Odisha FC Sign 34 Year Old English Defender Steven Taylor

Former Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has signed for Indian super league club Odisha FC from A-League Side Wellington Phoenix.

East Bengal FC : How would ISL benefit by the inclusion of the 100 years old club

East Bengal FC on the verge of entering ISL:After a dramatic last-minute winner from Debabrata Sarkar &...

Kerala Blasters Sign Puitea | Official

The deal has been finally announced and Puitea has joined the club on a long term deal.Kerala Blasters...