The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced bigger and better fan parks this Indian Premier League season.
The fan parks during IPL 2018 will be spread across 36 cities in 19 States, providing the cricket lovers across the country a stadium-like festive atmosphere. The IPL Fan Park 2018 looks to reach out to fans and cover regions where there are limited options of entertainment. As the League embarks upon its 11th season, the Fan Parks will engage fans from across the country, BCCI has stated in a media release.
From Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, in North to Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, down South and spreading wings towards Agartala, Tripura, in North East to Rajkot, Gujarat in the West, the Fan Parks will reach out to cricket lovers from the length and breadth of India.
Each venue will broadcast all the IPL LIVE action 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, to add to the electric atmosphere.
The cricket lovers visiting the Fan Park will also be eligible for lucky prizes, ranging from exclusive IPL merchandise to a cool smartphone from the IPL title sponsors VIVO.
Last season, the Fan Parks have witnessed a massive turnout of 300,000 cricket enthusiasts to experience the live IPL action in a festive atmosphere. The numbers are expected to rise higher this season as the BCCI is adding much more value to the entire concept.
The first VIVO IPL Fan Park for the 2018 season will be held on April 7th and 8th in Raipur, Bhopal, Rajkot and Tirunelveli.