Mumbai: Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) today announced hosting the Indian Super League 2017-18 final in Kolkata. As a result, the season opening game which as per the earlier fixture list was to be played at Kolkata on Friday, 17th November 2017 will now move to Kochi.
The decision has been taken post reviewing the grand success of Kolkata hosting the FIFA Under-17 World Cup India 2017 final concluded recently. ISL started its journey from Kolkata in October 2014 with a glamorous ceremony, the city of Kolkata for the first time will play host to the Hero ISL grand finale on Saturday, 17th March 2018.
The reverse game between Kerala Blasters FC vs ATK earlier scheduled in Kochi will now be played in Kolkata on same day, i.e. Friday 9th February, 2018.
The change is fixtures as follows:
17th November 2017 : Kerala Blasters FC vs ATK in Kochi
9th February 2018 : ATK vs Kerala Blasters FC in Kolkata
All other fixtures remain unchanged.