Night football tournament lights up Kashmir’s Apple town, triggers enthusiasm



Sopore is witnessing buzzing sports activities during night drawing an impressive crowd to watch matches. With floodlights illuminating the field, Khushal Sports Stadium has become an epicenter for football enthusiasts in north Kashmir.

Locals told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that Khushal Sports Stadium which was usually quiet during evenings is experiencing an electrifying atmosphere now. The bright floodlights painted the stadium with a magical glow, creating the perfect setting for an unforgettable show of talent, they said.

The tournament organizers, along with local football associations, have planned the tournament to ensure a seamless and exciting experience for all.

Enthusiastic cheers, applause, and friendly banter reverberate through the stadium as the players compete passionately under the shimmering floodlights during night.

“I can’t believe we have a football tournament under the stars. The floodlights make it even cooler, and I’m so excited to cheer for my favorite team,” said football aficionado Sameer.

“The night football tournament has brought so much joy to our town. We love seeing everyone come together like this,” said Ayoob Ahmad, a shop owner.

A similar volleyball tournament under floodlights recently concluded in Handwara area of Kupwara. The tournament became a major attraction for sports enthusiasts as well as locals, drawing a massive crowd to cheer for the competing teams.


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