IPL 2019 is way underway and for cricket lovers this is the time to get together and make the most of team bonding or outings. Be it at the stadium or just hand out at the local pubs and restaurants. The entire nation is gripped and glued to the sets to watch the outcome.Being a cricket fan, the experience of watching the match from the stadium is surreal.
The live action, the adrenaline rush that you get sitting there with fans, cheering for your home team is an experience on its own. This year I had the opportunity to visit a special city Belgaum, and to experience and share the VIVO IPL FAN PARK moments. And boy oh boy I am still reeling from it.
What is an IPL FAN PARK?
IN 2015 BCCI took the initiative to spread the fervour of the IPL matches to all parts of the country. All those cities without stadiums get to experience near-stadium experience. Large screens to display the matches live, hard-core spirited fans cheering on, open-air, bright light and ambiance with food and fun games for all. BCCI gained gained huge traction by drawing fans towards watching the IPL.
Now spread across 21 states and 36 cities, community viewing gets a social change and looks to cover more in the future.
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What’s a VIVO IPL Fan Park? #VIVOIPLFANPARK2019 ? . Super stoked to cover the VIVO IPL FAN PARK in #Belgaum. This is fantastic as fans across the country can witness matches across 21 states and 36 cities via live screening. . I’m here in #belgaum and will capture this live from the grounds here. The first match to be aired is between Hyderabad Sunrisers and Royal Challengers bangalore. And later with Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. . . . . Video shot and edits Me ?. Follow my stories to catch all the action . #skinnygirldiariez #21states36cities #BelgaumwithDnaNetwork #vivoipl2019 #skinnygirltravels #Dnanetworkslive #IPL2019 #royalchallengersbangalore #chennaisuperkings #rajasthan #sunrisershyderabad #cricketlovers #bangaloreblogger #teampixel #sundayvibes #DNAEVERYYear #entertainment
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD vs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE and CHENNAI SUPER KINGS vs RAJASTHAN ROYALS
What you get at the IPL FAN PARK?
– FREE ENTRY- ENTERTAINMENT OVERLOADED
– CHANCES TO WIN VIVO SMARTPHONES
– MERCHANDISE STORES, FOOD STALLS AND EXTRA ACTIVITIES
A NEAR STADIUM EXPERIENCE –
Once you pass the security check, its overwhelming, the music and the fans all geared up in the favorite team T-shirts and flags. The food counters across had some light eats and drinks to keep one sated. Each corner of the park had activities for kids and grown-ups alike to play. Indoor cricket to test your bowling or batting skills. Painting section, a cricket roulette and a fancy bouncing castle for kids to enjoy. Overall a fun-filled day for the entire family.
I would highly recommend all to give it a go. In fact, BCCI should go ahead and share this amphitheatre experience across many more cities and in the rural areas It gives the entire family and friends some time to hang out together and enjoy the picnic sort of atmosphere.
The day that I spent in Belgaum, was just touching from the crowd to the game. I would love to visit again. The people were warm and friendly. Best part were the kids who enjoyed dancing to the tunes and in front of my camera as I recorded some fun moments. A glorious memory to have and post about.
Have you experienced an IPL Fan Park before? Here is a snapshot of my time Belgaum.
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What’s a VIVO IPL Fan Park? #VIVOIPLFANPARK2019 ? . Super stoked to have covered the VIVO IPL FAN PARK 2019 in #Belgaum. This is fantastic experience for cricket fans across the country as they can witness matches across 21 states and 36 cities via live screening. The excited fans cheered for they teams and the ambiance was just LIT. The grounds had fun games to pass your time like cricket roulette, face painting, hand painting, trying your hand at playing cricket in an enclosed area and must more. The food stalls had a lot of variety to keep everyone sated through the game. The first match to be aired was between Hyderabad Sunrisers and Royal Challengers Bangalore. And later with Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. I had a ball of a time and hope you enjoyed watching this video as much as I had fun shooting it. . . . . Video shot and edited by me #Teampixel ?. Follow my highlights to catch all the action . . . . #skinnygirldiariez #21states36cities #BelgaumwithDnaNetwork #vivoipl2019 #skinnygirltravels #Dnanetworkslive #IPL2019 #royalchallengersbangalore #chennaisuperkings #rajasthanroyals #sunrisershyderabad #cricketlovers #bangaloreblogger #sundayvibes #DNAEVERYYear #entertainment
Also a big shoutout to Native by Chancery Hotels for hosting me during my short stay in Belgaum. And DNA Networks for the opportunity to travel and experience and cover this extravagant IPL Screening in Belgaum.
Hope you liked the blog post, have you visited an IPL FAN PARK before? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
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