Awesome month of great entertainment and near heart attacks!
From congratulating AB de Villiers on his recent marriage, the glittering Pepsi IPL opening ceremony in Kolkata, another green award (IAA Silver Award) for RCB to new external partners, last ball encounters, super overs and world records. What more can you ask for from your favourite franchise and cricket team in the world? RCB rocks!
Congratulations to Virat Kohli and our squad for providing superb performances and great memories on the field for us to enjoy thus far. Don’t forget the support staff too who work extremely hard in the background.
Chris Gayle has been special and an absolute legend. Only one man (in my opinion) can beat his world record of 175* off 66 balls and that is Chris Gayle himself. I’ve no doubt though that AB and Virat have what it takes to do the same.
We welcomed KL Rahul to our squad for 2013 as a late replacement for S. Aravind (injured). We also extend a warm welcome to 7Up, Axe, Flying Machine as new key partners that has exposure on our player jersey among many other benefits and entitlements. Washington Apples, TK Sports, Figureactive are new licensing partners of RCB this year too. These wonderful brands will add even more game for life to our internal partners like Kingfisher, White Mischief, Royal Challenge, McDowell’s No1 and Mallya Hospital.
In order to maintain our level of quality and expertise we also draw upon the services from event management specialists DNA Networks (That’s Entertainment), Manipal Hospital as our stadium medical associate and Ticketgenie our ticketing partner. Our digitization of the stadium is a first of its kind and has made a dynamic impact on all that have had the opportunity to witness a home match. The LED boards, banners, flags, cheerleaders etc add to the electric atmosphere and experience of great match entertainment. Throw in your shouts, screams, cheers and applause and you have an explosive 3 hours of awesome T20 lifestyle at its best.
Our affordable tickets available online at www.royalchallengers.com and/or www.liveinstyle.com were well received. The stadiums were packed even though D Corporate (for Corporate Clients) and N Stand (The RCB Fan stand) could do better. So to help you…we are offering a 30% discount on these stands for the 4pm match on 14 May 2013 against KXIP. This is also going to be our green game. Our final group home match is on 18 May is against CSK and because of our new Print On Demand ticketing system, these tickets are already almost sold out. Please secure your match tickets at the earliest to avoid disappointment.
Our new all year round lifestyle fan merchandise range for 2013 is available in all stands at the stadium but also at our very own special UB City kiosk on level 2. It will soon be available online and is extremely affordable. Reebok (our apparel partner) stores across the country have our authentic replica jersey in stock and ready for you in all sizes (including little kids).
I’ve no doubt you have been watching our website and the press on a daily basis. You will have seen great interest in our bloggers reporting, the RCB Diva’s content, Sketchstar Mahesh at his best covering the impact player match by match and of course the video blogging of our behind the scenes footage like players in the dressing room, at the airport, in the team bus and the hotel celebrations etc. Our official photographer Jim Rydell and videographer Kalveer never seem to sleep.We admire their professionalism and I’m sure you’ll agree and join me in saying thanks to these two gentlemen for the awesome job they doing by providing us all with quality footage to enjoy and help us get even closer to our team. Don’t be shy to tell us what you’d like to see or hear about.
Lights, Camera…ACTION! Make sure you don’t miss out on the RCB Pulse during the month of May. So much more excitement in the offering, so keep supporting RCB and be proud. We look forward to interacting and engaging with you.
VP-Commercial, Operations & Cricket Academy
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The World's First Carbon Neutral Cricket/Sports Team & Franchise
Russell Adams, VP-Commercial Operations and Cricket Academy at Royal Challengers Bangalore. Former KKR Venue Manager (Eden Gardens) and consultant of their CSR/Cricket Academy. A South African born in Cape Town and former Cricket Manager of the Western Province Cricket Association. He was the Team and Operations Manager of the Nashua Cape Cobras cricket franchise and was appointed the Project Manager at Newlands Cricket Ground for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 South Africa 2007 tournament.