New Delhi, May 5: Following the successful hosting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) fan parks in various cities across the country every weekend, Lucknow, Gurgaon, Solapur and Warangal will host the fan parks for the double headers this weekend.
The cities will screen the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rising Pune Supergiants and Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils on Saturday and then Sunday's double header between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders taking on Gujarat Lions.
"Over 100,000 fans have so far watched the IPL matches through the IPL Fan Park initiative. Bilaspur, Amritsar, Baroda, Meerut, Kangra, Nadiad, Saharanpur, Bhopal, Dehradun, Surat, Allahabad, Gwalior, Panipat, Nashik and Hubli have witnessed huge turnout and the response has been overwhelming," the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement on Thursday.
The fan parks are built in specifically selected open arenas and stadia throughout the country to provide a stadium-like experience to the residents of the cities that do not host the IPL matches.
IPL Fan Parks for May 7, 8
Lucknow - Aliganj mini stadium (LDA), Sector G, Aliganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226024
Gurgaon - Sector 5 Hudda Dushera Ground, 630 Part 6 Sector 5 Gurgoan-122006
Solapur - Indira Gandhi Stadium, NH13, Sidheshwar Temple Area, Solapur, Maharashtra 413001
Warangal - Islamia College Grounds, Auto Nagar, Kothawada, Warangal, Telangana 506007