The popularity of Indian Premier League has gone up few notches this year. While IPL season 2 in South Africa was witness to partially deserted stands, the scenario this year is quite different. The spectator stands in IPL season 3 are overflowing – Most of the matches have seen nearly 100% attendance even though the Ticket prices are sky-high (in the range upwards Rs.1000).
There is no doubt that IPL is here to stay and is going to get bigger and better over the years to come. I would not really be surprised if it surpasses the popularity of soccer leagues in Europe. Already, few of the IPL teams are valued much higher than English Premier League Teams.
Most Popular IPL Team Merchandize
According to release by Ebay, IPL Merchandize is most popular in Mumbai amongst all other cities that is bought on Ebay. Mumbai, the commercial & entertainment capital of the country is India’s biggest IPL city on eBay India with the most IPL merchandise being bought in Mumbai. Interestingly, the Southern Metros of Hyderabad, Bangalore & Chennai were in the second, third & fourth position with Delhi coming in only in fifth place.
When it comes to Team Popularity amongst the fans, Deccan Chargers – the Hyderabad Team – is most popular. This was again revealed by Ebay based on quantity of Merchandize sold for a particular IPL team.
Next year, another 2 teams Pune & Kochi are going to get added to existing 8 teams. From current 54 IPL games, the number is going to nearly double – You can only imagine what IPL will be then – More Teams, More Matches, More Money….Period !