The 19th National Senior Athletic Championship for the Federation Cup would be held at the Mangala stadium here from April 30 to May 4. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would inaugurate the event, which is being held in Karnataka the first time.
Defending champions Bengaluru FC, who won the country's coveted I-League football title on debut last year, will clash with high-flying Mumbai FC here on Tuesday in what promises to be a no-holds-barred battle.
Smarting from their shock defeat against Pune FC at home, reigning champions and Federation Cup winners Bengaluru FC will face formidable East Bengal in the I-League football tournament at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, here on Wednesday.
After a failed performance at the Federation Cup, Meghalaya's Lajong FC and new entrant Royal Wahingdoh FC are set to begin their I-League campaigns this season with a face-off at a derby match at the J N Stadium here on Sunday.
Facing the biggest crisis in its 125-year history, Mohun Bagan will hope the acute financial situation and a difficult build-up does not reflect on the club's showing when it kicks off its I-League football tournament campaign against Mumbai FC here on Sunday.
Salgaocar FC will be looking to kickstart their I-League campaign on a rousing note when they lock horns against Pune FC in the inaugural match of the Hero I-League on Saturday at Nehru Stadium in Fatorda.
Fresh from their flop show at the Federation Cup football tournament, city football giants East Bengal Sunday banned the media from attending the club's practice sessions and interacting with the players or the coach.
An exciting contest is on the cards as I-League champions Bengaluru FC seek to clinch their maiden Federation Cup football tournament title when take on Dempo FC in the summit clash at Nehru Stadium here on Sunday.