Bhubaneswar: ‘Ama Team, Ama Game’ moment is finally here! After first three home games in Pune in the sixth season of the Hero Indian Super League, Odisha FC will play Jamshedpur FC at Kalinga Stadium here from December 27.
Odisha FC (formerly Delhi Dynamos FC) — the most expensive franchise in Indian Super league (ISL) — was forced to look out for outside venues to play its home matches as the designated home ground at Kalinga Stadium was not ready. The stadium was being upgraded ahead of the upcoming FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup 2020.
Of those three, Josep Gombau’s Odisha FC drew against ATK, lost to Bengaluru and won their last game in Pune against Hyderabad FC.
Informing about the home games in Bhubaneswar, Odisha FC CEO Mr. Ashish Shah said, “It has been a tough season so far for the entire team as we have played all games away from Bhubaneswar. We are happy to now play in front of our fans. People in the state are very passionate about sports and we are hopeful that they will come in big numbers to support us at our home – Kalinga Stadium.”
OFC Head Coach Mr. Josep Gombau also expressed his delight saying, “It’s a huge news for us that from December 27 we will play at our home. To play at our home is our wish because you play in front of your fans and you feel strong when you play at home. It has been a big journey for us and we are now happy and excited to play in front of our fans.”
“People of Odisha must be proud of us as we played away matches and got positive results as well. Now, all the people of Odisha can enjoy our beautiful football and come to the stadium to be the 12th man that we need in every game. I want to say to the people of Odisha that we are waiting for you at the stadium,” the coach further added.
The online tickets for Bhubaneswar games are also out and football fans can buy tickets from links given below.