The 2020-21 edition of Indian Super League (ISL) will kick off on November 20 with ATK-Mohun Bagan FC taking on Kerala Blasters in the opening fixture at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim.
The seventh season of the prestigious Indian Super League will be held behind closed doors and in a bio-secure bubble condition at three venues in Goa – Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda; GMC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim, and Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco.
The ISL on Friday announced only the fixtures for the first 11 rounds, and the schedule for the remaining 55 league matches will be announced in December post clarity on calendar dates of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Competitions matches.
Fixtures for the first 11 rounds of the #HeroISL 2020-21 season are in!
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 30, 2020
The league phase of the tournament will run from November to February. The schedule for semifinal and final is yet to be finalised.
There will be a total of 115 games this season, 20 more than last year, after the two big clubs from Kolkata, Mohun Bagan FC and East Bengal, joined the ISL earlier this year.
The most awaited clash this season, will be a week after the start of ISL, when in the first Kolkata Derby, ATK-Mohun Bagan will take on SC East Bengal at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on November 27.
ATK, which has for this season merged with Mohun Bagan, won the ISL title last year and is the most successful franchise with three titles.
There will be six double-headers in the first 11 rounds with all matches on a Sunday. There first match on these days will start at 5 pm, while the second game will be played at 7:30 pm IST.