Thrissur Municipal Corporation Stadium

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Thrissur Corporation Stadium
Palace Stadium
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Location Thrissur, Kerala, India
Owner Thrissur Municipal Corporation
Capacity 15,000
Surface Artificial turf
Opened1978 [1]
ArchitectT J ANTONY (the highest temporary gallery designer on stadium's original structure for the Federation cup 1990 - he was awarded the Guinness Book of Records)
FC Kerala (2014 – present)
FC Thrissur (2016 – present)

Thrissur Corporation Stadium is football stadium owned by Thrissur Municipal Corporation. Situated in Thrissur city, it is also known as Palace Stadium. It is one of the oldest stadiums in Kerala, India and have a capacity to hold 15,000 people. The stadium was the home ground for international footballers like I.M.Vijayan (Former Indian Captain), Jo Paul Ancheri etc. Recently the stadium is under renovation, and is being lifted to international standards. [2] [3] The stadium has the first synthetic football turf in Kerala state and the only football field in India to currently have a FIFA 2 star certification. [4]



Municipal Corporation Stadium was the venue for the largest and highest temporary stadium in the world according to Guinness World Records, which can hold 35,000 spectators at a height of 70 feet. The stadium was constructed for the Federation Cup (India). The stadium was also the venue for Federation Cup (India) in April, 1990 where Kerala Police defeated Salgaocar SC for 2–1. [5]

I-League 2nd Division

I-League 2nd Division team F.C. Kerala plays their home matches since 2017–18 I-League 2nd Division.

Synthetic turf

The stadium has the first synthetic football turf in Kerala state, and the only football field in India to currently have a FIFA 2 star certification - the highest rating for artificial turf from FIFA. The turf was imported from FieldTurf, United States and was installed by Great Sports Infra Pvt Ltd. The 2 star certification was issued after a series of tests conducted by a FIFA approved laboratory. The stadium was renovated by Government of Kerala for the upcoming National Games of India 2015. The football turf has an approximate area of 7,150 square metres. The renovated stadium will have eight-lane synthetic tracks surrounding the synthetic football ground. Synthetic track and football ground have an 8-year guarantee. [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

Kerala Premier League

Kerala Premier League teams F.C. Kerala and FC Thrissur plays there home matches since 2016–17 Kerala Premier League.

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