<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="IPL 2013: Kolkata Knight Riders excited to play at second home Ranchi" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130512000007.jpg" title="IPL 2013: Kolkata Knight Riders excited to play at second home Ranchi" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Kolkata Knight Riders host Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pune Warriors at Ranchi © IANS</p> </div> <strong>Ranchi: May 11, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Kolkata-Knight-Riders/post" target="_blank">Kolkata Knight Riders</a> were today accorded a warm welcome when they landed at their home away from home, the city of Ranchi, for their next two Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.<br /> <br /> The defending champions will host <a href="/tags/Royal-Challengers-Bangalore/post" target="_blank">Royal Challengers Bangalore</a> and <a href="/tags/Pune-Warriors-India/post" target="_blank">Pune Warriors</a> in the Jharkhand capital.<br /> <br /> "The stadium is spectacular, the JSCA office bearers have been most cooperative and the buzz in Ranchi is noticeable.<br /> <br /> Although nothing can beat the Eden experience, we are really excited to play in Ranchi. I hope we can give our supporters a reason to smile!" said Venky Mysore, KKR CEO.<br /> <br /> The first game will be played against RCB tomorrow at the <a href="/tags/JSCA-International-Stadium-Complex/post" target="_blank">JSCA International Stadium Complex</a>.<br /> <br /> Going by the rapid ticket sales, Knight Riders are expecting a sellout crowd for the weekend game. Out of the total 29,000 tickets up for sale, about 8,500 were sold through KKR's online ticketing partner, Ticketgenie.<br /> <br /> The fans, who ordered tickets online, had an easy access to their tickets through two dedicated windows at the venue itself.<br /> <br /> About 8,450 tickets have already been collected by the fans and the rest may do so tomorrow.<br /> <br /> For match days, the tickets will be available only at the venue. There will be three counters in all selling tickets over the shelf with one catering only to ladies.<br /> <br /> Tickets are also available at all major multiplexes in <a href="/tags/Ranchi/post" target="_blank">Ranchi</a> besides Reebok Stores, Caf Coffee Days, Mobile Stores etc.