Guwahati, Sep 30: The country's biggest football extravaganza is set to take place in Guwahati with the Hero Indian Super League 2016 poised to commence on 1st October 2016. [Full schedule of ISL 2016]
In recognition of the North East region's passion for the beautiful game of football, Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati gets ready to host the spectacular opening ceremony of the much anticipated third season of the Hero Indian Super League. [Full list of squads for ISL 2016]
Gates to Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium will open at 3.00pm allowing fans to arrive early and grab their seats for the grand opening ceremony and avoid rush hour traffic. The Opening Ceremony will kick off at 5.30pm sharp.
The opening ceremony promises glitz and glamour with Bollywood stars Alia Bhatt, Jacqueline Fernandes and Varun Dhawan geared to set the stage alight with performances on some of their most popular tracks in the presence of Mrs.
Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson, Football Sports Development Ltd. Close to 500 performers and artists will take part in the fanfare of the opening ceremony
Enthusiastic fans across the country following ISL through their television screens at home can catch the opening ceremony on Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD2, Star Gold, Star Gold HD, Star Jalsha Movies, Star Jalsha Movies HD, Asia Net Movies, Vijay Super and Hot Star (deferred live) from 6.15pm
The first match of Hero ISL between home side NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC will kick-off at 7.00pm sharp.
The two teams missed out on qualification to the semi-finals of the league and they will be looking to go that extra mile this year. This promises to be a cracker of a season with a potentially explosive opening fixture.