Fans lucky enough to have tickets to the sold out Twenty20 double header at Eden Park on Friday, 8 February will be treated to a range of activations as they head into the stadium.
At 3pm, New Zealand’s Women’s side, the WHITE FERNS, will face India’s Women’s team.
At 7pm, New Zealand’s Men’s side, the BLACKCAPS, will challenge India’s Men’s team.
Tickets allow cricket fans to attend both matches.
From 2pm – 7.30pm, Auckland Tourism, Event and Economic Development (ATEED) will host fan activations at the top of swamp walk off Sandringham Road and outside of gates A, D and H at Eden Park.
The activations will include Indian musical and dance performance groups, DJ sets, social media roaming photographers, roaming performers, Beige Brigade entertainers, face painting and photo-boards.
Stuart Turner, Head of Major Events at ATEED, says the activations at Eden Park are a fantastic way to welcome fans of the Indian and New Zealand teams to Auckland.
“It’s no secret that the biggest fans of cricket hail from India, so it felt like a great opportunity for us to amplify the buzz surrounding this tour, especially with so many people of Indian heritage living here in Auckland. We have taken advantage of our connections from Diwali festival – and inspiration from classic Kiwi cricketing culture - to create a pre-game mini-festival to enhance the Auckland experience for visiting fans and locals.
“It is also a great opportunity to showcase Auckland to millions of people around the world.”