PayTm has been named the official ticketing partner for the Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL) Season 4. The E-commerce platform has also guaranteed exciting offers and cash-back for fans.
The badminton fans across the country can now book tickets online through PayTm and its affiliated platforms to watch their choicest matches while rooting for their favourite teams during the fourth edition of the Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL). The fourth edition of the league is scheduled to commence from December 22 at Mumbai.
The PBL, organised by Sportzlive under the aegis of Badminton Association of India (BAI), will be using the popular e-commerce platform to reach out to maximum users and at the same time provide value adds to fans for the tickets bought.
“We wanted to give more value to the fans and not just buy tickets of the matches, and association with Paytm platform helps us achieve that goal,” said Atul Pande, Managing Director, SportzLive. “Fans will also get an opportunity to redeem and utilize cashback offers on the tickets they are booking online,” he further added.
This was the first time that the popular e-commerce network PayTm has been brought on board and the ticket sales for the Mumbai-leg have just gone live for the matches that will be played at the Dome of the National Sports Center of India (NSCI) from December 22. “We will go live for other cities by December 15, 2018,” said Pande.
The pricing of tickets has been kept as low as ₹299 for students. The next slab is fixed at ₹499 and then at ₹999. However, the premium tickets are priced at ₹ 2,999 for those who want a classic court-side view.
Last year, the premium tickets were only open to corporate. For Season 4, on feedback from fans and keeping the public interest in mind, the League has lowered the prices of premium tickets and has put all Premium seats on sale. PBL has also kept in mind the interests of budding badminton players and fans for the upcoming season while introducing student tickets.
“Based on our feedback and keeping the fan interest in mind, we ensured that all host cities this season have the Premium tickets as well as tickets priced at lesser denominations-so that fans can choose from what they want and also be incentivized with cash back offers. Students, on the contrary, can show their valid College/School identity card along with one photo id card and can also get vouchers while they buy match tickets,” Atul Pande added.
The Paytm along with its affiliates, on their part, is also offering a bonanza for those who are booking their tickets through the wallet. Two PBL match tickets bought at a time through PayTm network channels will ensure the individual a ₹150 worth movie vouchers. Fans also can go for advance signups on which exclusive discounts up to 25%, up to ₹400 cashback are available.
The tickets will also be available for offline sales from the box office two days prior to the respective matches (T-2) from the outlets at the respective stadium venues in the host cities.
The 23-day event will witness nine teams Delhi Dashers, Ahmadabad Smash Masters, Awadhe Warriors, Bengaluru Raptors, Mumbai Rockets, Hyderabad Hunters, Chennai Smashers, North Eastern Warriors and Pune 7 Aces slug it out for a prize purse of₹6 crore in five cities with the inaugural rounds being held in Mumbai (December 22-24), followed by Hyderabad (December 25-28), Pune (December 29-January 1), Ahmadabad (January 2-6) and Bengaluru (January 7-13) will host the semi-finals and the final.