East Bengal to play all home games at Salt Lake Stadium starting from Punjab FC!
Last Updated 10:30 AM 6th February 2020 .
As we had previously reported, now it is confirmed that Quess East Bengal FC will be playing all it’s remaining home fixtures at the Salt Lake Stadium including the Derby, starting from the Punjab FC game on 13th February.
The Sports Minister Mr. Arup Biswas has said, “East Bengal Club officials have mailed us about providing the Stadium, not the corporate entity hence there is no problem leasing the stadium at subsidised fees!”
East Bengal Club Officials had pressurised the Sports ministry after being vocal lately and after the decision was made they said, “There will be more crowd if the matches happen at the Salt Lake Stadium. Also the players will not get fatigues by the extensive travel they had to bead while going to Kalyani on match-days.”
The matches will be organised jointly by East Bengal Club and the IFA as the decision was made after a long meeting on Tuesday night. The club will have to pay just 15 thousand instead of 15 lakhs which they were demanded of previously.