16,000 hit Mysore fan park to watch 2017 IPL opener


Hand in hand with its breakthrough 10th season, the Indian Premier League is set to re-activate its immensely popular Fan Park initiative for the third consecutive year. As befits the landmark 10th season of the IPL, the latest edition of the Fan Park promises to be bigger and better.

The first match of the IPL 2017 between defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore saw as many as 16, 000 people turning out in Mysore . It proved the fan parks roaring success across the country. This was indiacted by website iplt20.com website. They tweeted the numbers too.

These include 14 new cities, like Bhubaneswar, Bareilly, Kochi, Ludhiana, Tumkur and Nagercoil which will host the Fan Park for the first time, as well as cities like Shimla and Shillong, where the passion for cricket has only recently exploded into a frenzy that continues to grow with each passing season of the league.

Each venue will broadcast all the action of the IPL Live on giant TV screens, creating a stadium-like feel for fans practically in their backyards. Entry will be free and furthermore, there will be music and multiple stalls for merchandise, food, beverages and other activations by IPL’s official sponsors, which will add to the electric atmosphere.

Last season saw a massive turnout of 3,00,000 cricket enthusiasts who experienced the IPL live at the Fan Parks.

The 10th edition is thereby expected to generate a greater turnout with organizers leaving no stone un-turned to ensure a successful season.