IPL Fan Park 2019: Complete Schedule, Venues And Tickets

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IPL Fan Parks 2019
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Sports and entertainment go hand in hand and are now the backbone of our society. With 130 crores plus population wanting the solid combination of cricket and entertainment across the country, fan parks are a glorious idea to enter in smaller towns as well as improve on fan engagement.

IPL Fan Parks for Die-Hard IPL Fans

You might be upset that IPL 2019 match is not in your city and that you can’t watch the match at the stadium.

But, to take the IPL fervour to all parts of the country has been a constant endeavour of the BCCI.  And for this, the board started investing in Fan Parks across the country from 2015. Last season saw an enormous turnout of 3,00,000 cricket lovers who experienced the IPL live at the Fan Parks.

What exactly are these Fan Parks?

Free Entry

From the eighth season, BCCI has been setting up Fan Parks to provide stadium like experience to various fans across untapped markets. For a change, the entry to these fan parks is free, something you generally do not get from the world’s richest cricket body.

From Gangtok in Sikkim to Surat in Gujarat and from Trichy in Tamil Nadu to Dehradun in Uttarakhand, the fan parks have brought cricketing fans together.

Match on Big TV Screens

Each venue broadcasts all the matches on enormous TV screens, generating a stadium-like feel for fans practically in their courtyards. The matches are telecasted live on a 32 by 18-feet screen.

More than just Match-Watching – Entertainment Overloaded

Furthermore, there is music and multiple stalls for merchandise, food and extra activities by IPL’s official sponsors.

Fan Park venues are opened 2 to 4 hours before the start of the match which gives the fans the chance to experience the pre-screening happenings. There are chances to win Vivo smartphone, originally signed bat and IPL jersey through a lucky draw.

IPL 2019 Fan Parks

This season, out of the 36 cities across 21 states where BCCI has set up fan parks for this IPL, only three have a cricket stadium which has hosted matches earlier – Gwalior, Dehradun and Lucknow. Hence the local state associations have selected cities and towns with an average population of 10 lakh.

The small town of Una in Himachal Pradesh boasts of a decent fan following with a population of 18,722. This is a clear sign of tapping previously unknown cricket consuming population.

IPL Fan Parks Schedule
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With no big stadiums in many parts of our country, the idea of watching films in open roof talkies installed at open spaces is quite common. Exploiting this in small towns for screening cricket matches is a novel idea which connects the young economically better families with the experience of watching films on caravan talkies.

In the digital world where good internet access is generally restricted to urban areas, screening of IPL matches at fan parks will always gather more eyeballs.

Here is the full schedule of IPL Fan Parks in 2019

Day & Date Match Cities
Saturday, March 23

Sunday,  March 24

CSK vs RCB (8 PM)
KKR vs SRH (4 PM)
MI vs DC (8 PM)
Muzaffarpur
Lucknow
Tirunelveli
Solapur
Saturday, March 30

Sunday, March 31

KXIP vs MI (4 PM)
DC vs KKR (8 PM)
SRH vs RCB (4 PM)
CSK vs RR (8 PM)
Siliguri
Mathura
Belgaum
Madurai
Saturday, April 6

Sunday, April 7

CSK vs KXIP (4 PM)
SRH vs MI (8 PM)
RCB vs DC (4 PM)
RR vs KKR (8 PM)
Jamshedpur
Gwalior
Nashik
Pallakad
Saturday, April 13

Sunday, April 14

MI vs RR (4 PM)
KXIP vs RCB (8 PM)
KKR vs CSK (4 PM)
SRH vs DC (8 PM)
Dhanbad
Gurgaon
Shimoga
Saturday, April 20

Sunday, April 21

RR vs MI (4 PM)
DC vs KXIP (8 PM)
SRH vs KKR (4 PM)
RCB vs CSK (8 PM)
Jorhat
Dehradun
Mangalore
Warangal
Saturday, April 27

Sunday, April 28

RR vs SRH (8 PM)
DC vs RCB (4 PM)
KKR vs MI (8 PM)
Tezpur
Una
Ratnagiri
Guntur
Saturday, May 4

Sunday, May 5

DC vs RR (4 PM)
RCB vs SRH (8 PM)
KXIP vs CSK (4 PM)
MI vs KKR (8 PM)
Gangtok
Bhatinda
Surat
Tirupati
Qualifier 1 Ghazipur
Anand
Trichy
Qualifier 2 Bhubaneswar
Coimbatore
Final Bhilai
Bikaner
Nadiad
Mysore

 

IPL 2019 Fan Park Information

IPL Fan Parks Entry Fee – Free

Seating – First Come First Serve

Food and Beverages – Chargeable (Sold inside the Fan Park on Multiple Counters)

IPL Fan Park Timings – As per the match, visitors are advised to reach these parks 2 to 4 hours before, to grab their favourite seats.

A Near-Stadium Experience in Small Towns

Fan Parks work very well in the Indian context considering the population scaling above 130 crore, which wants to be part of the action. The development of Fan Parks is a small illustration of how the league is trying to grow in rural India.

Beholding large footfalls at most of the venues, the Fan Parks have treated plentiful fans to a near-stadium experience in cities that generally do not get to host an IPL battle. With spirited fans cheering their favourite clubs amid bright lights and energetic air, the celebratory mood at a Fan Park is a must to experience once.

See you there, then?

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