Franchise Owners : BOP Group

Host Association : Karnataka Badminton Association

Host Stadium : Kanteerva Indoor Stadium

Launch their IBL Campaign : August 15 vs Mumbai Masters


What’s special about Bangalore? Lately the city has been famous for IT Parks which hosts the giants of the industry while in the past the Capital of Karanataka was considered to be one of the most beautiful cities of the world – the ‘Garden City of India’. A multicultural city, Bangalore has a strong sense of creating legacies and moving ahead with the times simultaneously. Pongal and pubs co-exist peacefully in this city of metal festivals, Carnatic music, fashion divas, statesmen and sports icons transcending demographic and religious lines. The name of a certain Prakash Padukone, one of the most famous son of the soil, can lit up millions of faces not just in this side of the world but almost everyone’s in badminton

circuit.“Banga Beats” is an ode to that spirit and soul of sports-loving people of one of the most ethnically-diverse cities in the world! In fact, the Banga Beats logo, truly captures the mind, soul and imagination of the people of Karnataka. Bangalore has produced a slew of badminton stars in addition to Padukone and a hub for nurturing talent at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy which is based at the Karnataka Badminton Association. Some of the finest Indian players have emerged from the PPBA, including former All-England champion P Gopichand, Aparna Popat and current players like Trupti Murgande, Ajay Jayaram.The entry of BOP’s Banga Beats, the franchise team for Bangalore in the Indian Badminton League, into the sport, has brought huge enthusiasm and expectation for the sport in the times to come. Led by chief coach and former India star, U Vimal Kumar Banga Beats will be aiming for a podium finish on August 31, 2013.

Bangalore will be hosting two high-powered ties between Awadhe Warriors and Mumbai Masters on August 24, followed by a high-voltage clash between Krrish Delhi Smashers and the hosts themselves on August 25. The city will also be the proud host of the second semifinals of the inaugural IBL, scheduled on August 29. Keep cheering and supporting the Banga Beats!

Banga Beats Smashers campaign schedule:

  • vs Mumbai Masters – August 15
  • vs Awadhe Warriors – August 18
  • vs Pune Pistons - August 23
  • vs Krrish Delhi Smashers – August 25
  • vs Hyderabad Hotshots – August 27

IBL Sidelights

  • What to see : Palaces, Parks, Museums, Art Galleries, the Vidhan Soudha
  • Where to shop : MG Road, Brigade Road, Commercial Street
  • What to eat : 30-course traditional meal in Maiyas, Continental, bakery stuff