The match between Atletico de Kolkata and Chennaiyin FC had an attendance of 35,347, which is one-third of the capacity of the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan popularly known as the Salt Lake Stadium.
Today, the queues outside the gates were longer than the other match days. The fans have donned the red and white stripes, tied bandanas, with the whistles blown loud enough to make quite a lot of noise. "ATK, ATK, ATK, ATK!" the chants could be heard outside the gates. The fans were all itching to go inside and witness a good game of football.
The temperature might have been soaring at The City of Joy, but that did not dampen the mood of the fans, with a near-full house coming in to witness Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Goa.