IPL 2024 Ticket Guide: Prices, Schedules & Online Booking Explained

With IPL 2024 coming up in less than two months, find out how to get tickets for the matches and check the likely prices in this article.

IPL 2024 Ticket Guide: Prices, Schedules & Online Booking Explained
Umaima Saeed

Written by: Umaima Saeed

(Sports Writer)

Fact checked by: Dillip Mohanty

(Sports Editor)

Last updated: 2024-02-07

5 minutes read

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most popular cricket leagues in the world. Known for its thrilling matches and star-studded teams, the IPL offers a unique blend of entertainment and glamour, as some of the teams are owned by Bollywood actors. 
The demand for IPL tickets remains perennially high. Cricket enthusiasts eagerly vie for the limited seats, as attending a live IPL match is an immersive experience. The league's ability to attract international cricketing legends, coupled with the presence of celebrities from other fields at the stadiums, ensures a sustained frenzy for tickets. With a limited number of matches and a fervent fan base, securing tickets turns into a competitive race. Read on this article if you are wondering how to buy IPL tickets.

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How to buy IPL tickets offline

The 2024 IPL is set to take place between March and May. It's likely to begin around March 22, 2024. The cricket action will keep going until May 29th, 2024, giving fans two months of exciting matches. Over 70 matches will be played across various venues in India. Some of the prominent venues are Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Chepauk in Chennai and M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Given that IPL 2024 is the final IPL season for MS Dhoni, fans are specifically curious to know how to buy IPL tickets in Chennai.

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If you prefer the old-school way of buying IPL tickets offline, here's a guide to help you get your hands on those sought-after seats. Start by identifying authorized physical outlets in your city. These could include local ticket counters or sports shops. Mostly you can buy the tickets from the counters outside the stadium. Keep an eye out for announcements regarding ticket sales at these locations.

Visit the chosen outlet well in advance, especially for high-demand matches. Popular encounters like Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians attract large crowds, and tickets may sell out quickly. Planning ahead increases your chances of securing the seats you want. To plan ahead, it is important to follow the announcement of the season’s schedule. The schedule for IPL 2024 is yet to be announced. 

At the ticket counter, inquire about the available seating categories and choose the one that suits your preferences and budget. General seating is a budget-friendly option, while VIP and corporate seats offer a more premium experience. However, it is unlikely that you will be able to buy tickets for the corporate seats. The passes for such seats are mostly reserved for the families and friends of the players and other celebrities.

Once you have made your seat selection, proceed to make the payment in cash. Some outlets might accept card payments, but it's always good to be prepared with cash. After the successful purchase, you'll receive physical tickets on the spot. 

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How to buy IPL tickets online

The process of buying IPL tickets online is a simple process compared to buying tickets offline. Start by visiting the official IPL website or authorized platforms for ticket sales. Mostly each year, the authorized platform is bookmyshow.com. Explore the schedule on the website and choose the match you want to attend. As mentioned above, popular matches tend to sell out quickly, so it is better to plan ahead. The fastest fingers first are the process that works for the big games, especially playoffs and the final. Once you have chosen the match, browse through the available seating options like general, VIP, or corporate as per your budget. 

After making your seat selection, add the tickets to your cart and proceed to checkout. Some platforms may require you to create an account, providing details for future updates and booking management. Choose your preferred payment method, such as credit/debit cards or UPI, and complete the transaction carefully. Following a successful payment, you'll receive a confirmation email with your ticket details. It is important to note that e-tickets are not accepted as tickets at IPL venues. Make sure that you provide the correct delivery address at the time of booking tickets online so that you can receive the physical tickets. 

How much do IPL tickets cost

Ticket prices vary for each block at different IPL venues, with the cost generally depending on the quality of the view. Taking Eden Gardens as an example, it stands out as a more economical option compared to other venues. In this iconic stadium, most lower blocks are priced between Rs 1500 to Rs 3000, offering an affordable yet enjoyable view for spectators. On the other hand, the upper blocks are available at a slightly lower cost, ranging from Rs 400 to Rs 900. For those seeking a more luxurious experience, the VIP block in the clubhouse comes with a price tag of Rs 9000 for the lower block and Rs 3500 for the upper block. However, corporate blocks, the tickets of which can cost up to Rs 18000, remain exclusive and are not available for general public purchase.


If you want to watch a match at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai, expect to spend approximately Rs 1500 for the lower blocks. Interestingly, unlike the scenario at Eden Gardens, the upper blocks in Chepauk come with a higher price tag, hovering around Rs 3000. On the other hand, Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium leans towards the pricier side, with ticket prices starting at approximately Rs 2500.


How to buy IPL tickets in Hyderabad?

You can buy tickets for the IPL games at Hyderabad both online and offline. The process for both online and offline purchases has been explained above. 

How to buy IPL tickets in Bangalore?

To buy tickets for the home games of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, you can log on to the official IPL website or bookmyshow.com for home delivery. Alternatively, you can buy the tickets at the counter outside the Chinnaswamy Stadium. 

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Umaima Saeed

Umaima Saeed

Umaima Saeed is a professional sports writer whose articles have been featured in several leading websites. She writes long-form content on sports, particularly cricket. She has a penchant for telling human-interest stories. Umaima has contributed articles on cricket to more than a dozen publications, both in print and online.

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