IPL 2024
IPL Ticket Prices Soar: From Modest to Sky-High, RCB Fans Feel The Pinch
By CricShots - Apr 17, 2024 7:05 pm
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The ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season has witnessed a flurry of action, with records tumbling left, right, and center. Notably, the league has witnessed over 500 sixes being smashed, along with the top three highest team totals in IPL history. However, another aspect garnering attention is the pricing of IPL tickets for the 2024 season.

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RCB fans paying the highest ticket prices in IPL 2024

According to reports by the Indian Express, IPL ticket prices range from a modest INR 499 to a staggering INR 52,938, depending on various factors such as seat category, team, timing of purchase, and venue. The pricing strategy varies significantly across franchises, with early-bird tickets for teams like Lucknow Super Giants being the most economical, contrasting sharply with the premium prices for prime seats in Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s opening home game.

The decision regarding ticket pricing has been delegated to individual franchises by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), resulting in varied pricing structures driven by market demand and venue-specific factors.

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Franchises like Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB), known for their passionate fan base, witness a surge in demand for tickets, especially during home games, leading to increased rates closer to match day. For instance, the initial ticket prices for fan terrace seats and corporate stands during the opening match were subsequently adjusted upwards, reflecting the prevailing market dynamics.


Franchise executives justify these adjustments citing factors such as the prevalence of black market ticket sales, necessitating price hikes to align with market demand and offset operational costs. Kasi Viswanathan, CEO of Chennai Super Kings, emphasized the impact of hefty taxation, with a significant portion of ticket revenues being allocated towards taxes, thereby reducing returns for the franchises.

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In contrast, Chennai Super Kings offer relatively affordable ticket options, with prices ranging from INR 1,700 to INR 6,000, making them the most budget-friendly among all IPL teams.

As the IPL season progresses, ticket pricing remains a dynamic aspect, influenced by a multitude of factors, including demand dynamics, venue facilities, and taxation policies, ultimately shaping the spectator experience across different matches and venues.