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Premier League clubs confirm attendance at Premier League Live in Bengaluru

Premier League

Local fans will get the chance to get up close to Arsenal FC, Brighton & Hove Albion, Chelsea FC, Everton FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City and FC Watford at each club’s dedicated zone at Premier League Live in Bengaluru on Saturday/Sunday, October 14/15. The free to attend two-day event will give fans the chance to celebrate their passion for the game and enjoy a fun interactive Premier League experience.

Official club zones will feature activities such as walkthrough experiences, photo opportunities with mascots and former players, club memorabilia and the chance to remember some of the finest moments in each club’s history.

Former Premier League champion Alan Shearer will be joined by former Manchester City stars Paul Dickov and Shay Given who will meet with fans and help preview the weekend’s live match action. Former Liverpool FC and England legend John Barnes will join TV presenters Manish Bhasin and Seema Jaswal to present the weekend’s live action that will be broadcast on a giant screen. More player names and clubs will be announced ahead of next month’s event.

Other activities at Premier League Live will include:

• Live entertainment – Live screening of five Premier League matches and local music acts and DJs

• Premier League 360 – through Virtual Reality headsets fans can experience the excitement of a Premier League match day. From arriving at the stadium to the players stepping onto the pitch to the roar of the crowds

• The Kick Lab – fans can measure their kicking speed and accuracy and compare with Premier League players

• Striker Sprint – invites fans to sprint the length of a specially made track, avoiding obstacles to finish in the fastest time possible

• Premier League Trophy Tour – an immersive zone that gives fans an educational and entertaining Premier League experience and the opportunity for a photo with the Premier League Trophy

• My Premier League – Photo booths that will create your own personalised Topps playing card

• Shirt names and numbers – fans can bring their official club shirt to be printed with a Premier League player’s name – for free

Premier League Live will be supported by the official broadcaster Star Sports. Football fans can enjoy live matches on the Star Sports Select and Star Sports Select HD channel. Star Sports has been broadcasting the Premier League for over a decade and this year Premier League fans will witness first-of-its-kind innovation through the Star Sports Select add on service, offering a superior experience to all football fans.

Fans should pre-register for Premier League Live Bengaluru at www.premierleague.com/pl-live and admission on the day will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/premierleague/

Twitter: #PLBengaluru

About Premier League Live

Premier League Live: Bengaluru will take place at KTPO Whitefield on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October. Premier League Live opening hours:

Saturday, October 14: 14:00 – 00:00
Sunday, October 15: 14:00 – 22:30

Live match screenings programme:

Saturday, October 14:

17:00 – Liverpool FC v Manchester United
19:30 – Crystal Palace v Chelsea FC (plus ‘Goal Rush’ – all the goals from other Premier League matches)
22:00 – FC Watford v Arsenal FC

Sunday, October 15:

18:00 – Brighton & Hove Albion v Everton FC
20:30 – FC Southampton v Newcastle United