GT vs MI Qualifier 2: The newly introduced Gujarat Titans franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is witnessing paramount support from spectators all across the country. The Western India-based franchise put up a phenomenal performance in their inaugural edition as they clinched the title and impressed everyone.
Notably, Gujarat Titans are having an exceptional stint in the ongoing edition of the IPL 2023. Hardik Pandya & co. has finished at the No. 1 spot after the conclusion of the group stage. Gujarat and Chennai played the Qualifier I where the Super Kings outplayed the hosts to storm in the finals.
Gujarat Titans have another opportunity to march into the finals where they take on Mumbai Indians in the Qualifier II. In a major breakthrough for Titans, the riveting contest will be conducted in front of their home crowd at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
If Gujarat wins against Mumbai, the Titans will play two successive and decisive encounters at the iconic venue in Ahmedabad. The Narendra Modi Stadium is the world’s largest cricket stadium with a capacity of 1,32,000 people.
Narendra Modi Stadium to witness GT vs MI Qualifier 2 Clash
The Narendra Modi Stadium marked its debut in IPL at the previous edition where the Playoffs were conducted. As Gujarat went into the finals, a massive crowd was witnessed at the venue where the host Titans stunned Rajasthan Royals to win the championship. Notably, a record 101,556 people attended the fixture which was also embarked as a Guinness World Record.
The marvelous enthusiasm by the Gujarat Titans fans continued to sustain in the 2023 edition as well where IPL for the first time was conducted in the home and away format since the outbreak of Covid-19. The tickets for the opening match between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings were sold out only four days after going live. 75,000 tickets were sold offline and 63,000 tickets were sold online.
Due to the numerous contributing factors, Gujarat Titans have witnessed a massive boost in their revenue through tickets. The franchise is owned by French Private Equity firm CVC Capital and the owners earn a tremendous amount of wealth through the tickets as well as merchandising, food, and beverages at the venue.
Addressing the media, Gujarat Titans franchise COO Arvinder Singh stated that the management has observed a 38% increase in revenue from the previous edition. Though ticket sales are a prominent part of the massive revenue generation, Singh also mentioned that the splendid viewership has also resulted in the boost. The inaugural IPL 2023 fixture between Gujarat and Chennai witnessed a record 2.4 crores viewership.
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