Which City is known as the Mecca of Indian Football?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

Kolkata is the Indian city known as the Mecca of Indian football. Kolkata was the venue of all the significant football leagues like the Durand Cup, Indian Super League, and Santhosh Trophy. It is the major hub of Indian club football. Mohan Bagan and East Bengal are two major football clubs in Kolkata. This city has seen the biggest crowd of football matches in India.

City is known as Mecca of Indian Football

While the nation is well recognized for its cricket fans and players, unlike much of India, Kolkata shows a considerable enthusiasm for football, earning the city the moniker “Mecca of Indian Football.” Here are some quick facts about the city, popularly known as the Mecca of Indian Football. Below points mentioned include information about the popularity of football in the state.

  • Kolkata is called the Mecca of Indian Football.
  • It is called the Mecca of Indian Football because of the passionate football fans in Kolkata.
  • Kolkata was the venue of many football events like the Santosh Trophy, Super Cup, Durand Cup, and Indian Super League.
  • Kolkata is the hub of football clubs like ATK Mohan Bagan and East Bengal.
  • Salt Lake Stadium, the biggest football stadium in India, is in Kolkata.
  • It has a capacity of 85,000 people.

Kolkata is the capital city of the state of West Bengal. It has an area of 206.1 km². It is also known as the city of palaces. Mamata Banerjee is the Chief Minister of the State of West Bengal.

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