Bhubaneswar/Mumbai: Bhubaneswar will host IPL fan park during the play-off stage of the 11th edition of Indian Premier League this year.
The fan park in the capital city of Odisha will be organised during the first game of the play-off stage. KIIT Cricket Stadium in Bhubaneswar will be the venue for the fan park on May 22 for the first qualifier between the first placed and second placed teams from the league stage.
The match will be aired live on a giant TV screen, creating stadium-like feel for the cricket fans of the State. Entry will be free and 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.
To add to the excitement, those visiting the fan parks will be eligible for a lucky draw which will include exclusive IPL merchandise and a smartphone.
The cash-rich Indian Premier League will begin from April 7 in Mumbai. After the opening ceremony in the evening, the first game will be played between home team Mumbai Indians and come-back team Chennai Super Kings.
Apart from the matches at stadiums, like all other years, the cricket fans can also experience the same excitement at various fan parks to be set up all across the country.
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Bhubaneswar hosted IPL fan park for the first time during the previous edition of the cash-rich league at the same venue on May 13 and 14 during the league stage of the tournament.
In total, 36 cities, including Bhubaneswar, from 19 Indian states will host fan park this year. The first fan park of the 2018 season will be held on April 7 and 8 in Raipur, Bhopal, Rajkot and Tirunelveli.