THE OPENING CEREMONY of ISL 2016 will have glitz and glamour with Bollywood stars Alia Bhatt, Jacqueline Fernandes and Varun Dhawan gearing up to set the stage alight with their performances on some of their most popular tracks.
Football-loving fans from North East region are expected to throng the stadium for the opening ceremony and opening match of the season and can groove and sway to the music as the glamorous trio take to the stage. Close to 500 performers and artists will take part in the fanfare of the opening ceremony.
The north east region has consistently groomed talented football professionals who have represented some of the biggest clubs in the country as well as the national team.
Football Sports Development Ltd- a joint venture between img, Reliance Industries and Star India, have rewarded NorthEast United FC the coveted rights to host the scintillating opening ceremony to celebrate the regions passion with the beautiful game.
NorthEast United FC Owner and proud host of the opening ceremony, John Abraham said, I’m extremely happy to get this opportunity to host the Opening ceremony. it’s a huge deal for my team as well as my people in the North East region who have always showered the team with their love and supported us throughout. The Opening Ceremony promises to draw the world’s attention to the potential of North East region and I hope this encourages more youth from the area to take up football professionally.”
The opening match on October 1 will witness home side NorthEast United FC taking on Kerala Blasters FC.