For the preparation of the ground, clay was imported from South Africa. Generally, the outfields of the grounds in India are made from the red soil which makes the ground slippery in rainy season. Hence, to avoid this interruption, the outfields of the ground are sand based.
The masts used for lighting the ground are the tallest in India.
The Dr. DY Patil Stadium is a well-formed stadium, situated in the D.Y. Patil University campus at Nerul, in the suburb of Mumbai, India. It is primarily used for football and cricket events. The stadium has all the modern facilities required to conduct international sports competitions. It was officially inaugurated on 4th of March, 2008. Besides having a large football ground and fine cricket pitch, it has 9 hard tennis courts and 4 indoor badminton courts along with a swimming pool that meets Olympic standards. Just beside the main stadium, there are 10 practice pitches. This stadium has a cantilever roof. The spectators can enjoy the match from any available seat.
Since 2014, D.Y. Patil Stadium is the home ground of the ISL (Indian Super League) franchise Mumbai City F.C. All Mumbai City F.C. home matches are played at this ground.
The stadium hosted the final of ISL 2014 between Atlético de Kolkata (from Kolkata) and Kerala Blasters FC (from Kochi).
Mumbai Indians played some of their matches of IPL (Indian Premier League) at this ground.
The final match of the IPL 2008 was also played at this stadium.