The final rounds of the 77th National Football Championships for the Santosh Trophy 2023-24 will be held in Arunachal Pradesh as announced by the All India Football Federation on September 6, 2023.
The AIFF further said that the group stage of the Santosh Trophy will be played during the competition window between October 6 to 20, 2023.
The team divided into six groups will be hosted by the six member associations - Goa Football Association, Punjab Football Association, Uttar Pradesh Football Sangh, Assam Football Association, Services Sports Control Board, and Western India Football Association (Maharashtra).
Manipur, placed in Group C, will play their matches in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
The host state Arunachal Pradesh have been exempted from playing the group stages. The dates for the final rounds will be announced later.
Hosts: Goa Football Association
Teams: Kerala, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir.
Hosts: Punjab Football Association
Teams: Punjab, Haryana, Odisha, Delhi, Ladakh, West Bengal.
Hosts: Uttar Pradesh Football Sangh
Teams: Manipur, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh.
Hosts: Assam Football Association
Teams: Railways, Bihar, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Assam, Himachal Pradesh.
Hosts: Services Sports Control Board
Teams: Services, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Pondicherry, Sikkim, Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu.
Hosts: Western India Football Association
Teams: Maharashtra, Telangana, Andaman & Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Tripura.