Some of them came in as early as 4 a.m.
Bangalore, April 13, 2018: The Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru saw a heap of passionate Royal Challengers Bangalore fans throng the venue ahead of the team’s first home game against the Kings XI Punjab on Friday.
Fans waited for the gates to open from as early as 4 pm, , getting their faces painted with names of their favorite players, buying jerseys and caps of their favorite side or simply exchanging banter with one another.
RCB jerseys were sold at Rs Rs 200 while the floppy hats were worth Rs 100.
You could get the name of your favorite player painted on your face for Rs 50.
Even as the Chinnaswamy was a picture of red for most parts, there were quite a few number of Kings XI Punjab fans too, who had come to support Yuvraj Singh.
The ticket prices, however, remained a concern with the lowest rate starting at Rs 800 and going up to Rs. 35,000.
Vinay, a fan who had come to watch the match on Friday said that he was planning to watch just one other match against the Chennai Super Kings because of the high rates of tickets.
Heavy police protection greeted the fans at the venue with cops stationed in most of the important gates at the venue.
A feature named “Ask me anything” consisting of a giant tablet was placed outside the venue, giving information about the seating arrangements inside the 40000 seater venue.
Special arrangements have been made by BMRCL for RCB’s matches at home with trains set to function until 12:30 A.M
In addition to that, fans who come to watch the game can also buy a ticket for Rs 50 that can be used for both ways on match days.