A purple carpet for VIPs and a cricket match outside Sleep Train Arena. Sounds like a typical Sacramento Kings home opener.
The Kings announced today that VIPs will enter Wednesdays regular season opener against the Denver Nuggets along a purple carpet, complete with risers for television cameras and space for rope line interviews.
And at 4 p.m., the Kings will hold a FanFest in front of the arenas southeast and southwest entrances. The VIPs presumably including members of the Kings new ownership group will visit the fan event.
A cricket field will be set up near the southeast entrance. Details for what will take place on the field havent been revealed, but a press release from the Kings says to draw your own conclusions. It should be mentioned that cricket is the most popular sport of India, the birthplace of Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive.
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