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IPL releases only 30,000 tickets for IPL 8 opening ceremony at Kolkata; Buy online or at Stadium

Around 30,000 tickets have been released in the nearly one lakh capacity Salt Lake stadium for the Indian Premier League opening ceremony April 7, which will see performance by top Bollywood actors — Hrithik Roshan, Anushka Sharma, Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar.

The figure of 30,000 tickets include those for the hospitality box and complimentary tickets given to VIPs by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said IPL governing council member and Cricket Association of Bengal joint secretary Subir Ganguly.

Cricket fans can buy tickets online at the Bookmyshow website HERE

He said gallieries in a large part of the stadium have to be closed to the people because of the performances on stage.

Bollywood stars Farhan Akhtar, Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Pritam and Hrithik Roshan are all set to light up the ceremony, which is taking place in Kolkata after a gap of two years.

All 8 team captains will be present to take the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Spirit of Cricket pledge. Gautam Gambhir, captain of defending champions KKR, will put the trophy back in play, signaling the start of the 2015 season.(IANS)

The event will be held at the Salt Lake City Stadium and tickets at the stadium will also be available at counters outside the gates. Here are the prices of tickets starting from rs.200 to Rs.1500.

For the past seven years, Pepsi IPL has seen mega opening and grand closing ceremonies with exceptional performances by various stars including Shahrukh Khan from Bollywood.  The Pepsi IPL 2015 Opening Nite is expected to raise the bar with some of the top cricketers of the world likely to shake a leg with the who’s who of the entertainment world, said organisers.


  • Tue 07 Apr, 07:00 PM

    Premium Block ARs. 1500
    Premium Block BRs. 1500
    General Lower TierRs. 300
    Middle Tier Block FRs. 500
    Middle Tier Block HRs. 500
    Upper Tier Block KRs. 400
    Upper Tier Block MRs. 400
    Upper Tier Premium JRs. 600
    Lower Tier Block BRs. 200
    Lower Tier Block DRs. 200

Box Office Address
Gate No. 1 and Gate No. 4
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata

Operational Date
April 5 till April 7, 2015
Timing: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

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