New Delhi: Pune's Chhatrapati Shivaji Stadium at the Balewadi Sports Complex will host the first leg of the semifinal between Chennaiyin FC and defending champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) on Saturday.
IMG-Reliance and Star India along with the Chennaiyin FC management took the decision to move the club's home ground to Pune, after evaluating all possibilities for Chennai to host the semifinal match in the wake of devastating flood the hit the southern city.
"The decision was particularly difficult as Chennaiyin FC's fans have displayed immense passion and fortitude to support their club through thick and thin this season. But it was one which had to be taken, keeping in mind the current situation in Chennai," a statement from the orgainsers said.
(With inputs from Agencies)