Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium
* Address: Stadium Road, Kochi
* Country: India
* Capacity: 40,000
* Opened: 1996
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Kerala Blasters (football)
Extra stadium info – Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium
The Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, which is also known as the Kaloor International Stadium, was one of the six FIFA U-17 World Cup venues in 2017. It hosted matches of the dissolved cricket club Kochi Tuskers Kerala. They were members of the Indian Premier League, the most popular cricket league in India. The stadium is currently the home of the Kerala Blasters, the first sports club from Kerala with 1 million followers on their main social media page. The Blasters became the first football club from Kerala with a value of $10 million. Iain Hume, who played numerous games for the national football team of Canada, scored the first-ever Indian Super League goal for the Blasters.
The Kerala Blasters played in the inaugural final of the Indian Super League, which was played in front of 36,000 people. In 2015, the Blasters became the first Indian football club with an average home attendance for league games above 50,000, when they drew an average home attendance of 52,000 in their second Indian Super League season. In 2017, the Kerala Blasters signed Dimitar Berbatov, Paul Rachubka and Wesley Brown. They all played for Manchester United Football Club, who are among the most famous sports clubs in the world. Berbatov and Brown both played over 100 matches for Manchester United. They also won various prestigious trophies with the club.