To include Chennai's Nehru Stadium as one of the venues for FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP 2017.

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To include Chennai's Nehru Stadium as one of the venues for FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP 2017.

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Nethaji Sports Club started this petition to FIFA and

Traditionally, Chennai is a city with a strong football following. Back in the eighties the then Corporation stadium used to witness houseful audience for even the city league matches.  There were heroes , there were favourite   teams and all in all people from different walks of life had a role in making  football a popular sport. 

Now into the present times and since the coming of the modern Nehru stadium, football has only got a shot in the arm.  Since 1993 when Chennai hosted the Nehru Cup international tournament the metropolis has been witness to the SAF Games football in 1995, followed by the Jayalalitha gold cup international women’s tournament and many pre-Olympic and pre-world cup matches.  Chennai had become to be considered the most favoured venue for any international fixture.

 And there is an additional reason for this.  The Nehru stadium is the only football facility in the country which has come up in keeping with the FIFA specifications with regard to the players’ facility, the dressing rooms and security aspects to name a few important parameters.

With this wonderful background, it is unbelievable that Chennai has not been considered as a possible venue for the World Under-17 tournament to be hosted in India.  We, in the  Netaji club firmly believe that this is a travesty of justice, a clear overlooking of what Chennai  can offer to a world level competition.  We do not want to go into the background of how this has happened or find fault with any quarter but the need of the hour is for all us football fans to unite and campaign for this prestigious tournament and insist for the AIFF to consider this city as a key candidate.  It will be our humble appeal to the Government of Tamil Nadu and the sports-loving Chief Minister to not let the opportunity of hosting this major event go away.

On our part we plan to involve all football fans to petition the state sports minister for needful steps in this regard and help the sport of football to rise. World’s best football action must be conducted in India’s best stadium.

 

Rohit Ramesh

President, Nethaji Sports Club

Email: rohit7992@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/roh00

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This petition had 1,185 supporters