The Pro Kabaddi League has announced that the final of the 2022 season will be hosted at the Dome, NSCI SVP Stadium in Mumbai. Before the grand finale, the first and second Eliminators has been scheduled for December 13, 2022. Whereas the semifinals will be played on December 15 2022, and then two days later, the final will be held on December 17, 2022.
The announcement regarding the knockout stage venues was made during the launch of the Hyderabad leg of the Pro Kabaddi League. The tournament kicked off in Bengaluru at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium. Then in October, the PKL moved to Pune’s Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi. Now after two entertaining legs, the Pro Kabaddi League travels down south to the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad until December 10.
Speaking about the venue announcement of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 knockout stage, Head Sports Leagues, Mashal Sports and League Commissioner, Anupam Goswami talked about the sporting culture in Mumbai and hence PKL is excited to host the finals here. "Mumbai has always been a sport-loving city and especially a kabaddi-loving city. And therefore, we are very excited to organize the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 Playoffs and Final in the City of Dreams”, he said.
Ahead of the Hyderabad leg, Anupam Goswami addressed the fans from the City of Pearls and stated that before the playoffs, the league will hope to entertain them. He said, “Of course, before the Playoffs and the Final, our prime focus will be to entertain the fans in Hyderabad. I look forward to kabaddi lovers in Hyderabad to make the most of watching their favourite stars in the stadium after a gap of three years."
The Telugu Titans Head Coach Venkatesh Goud also talked to the local fans and expressed that the team is eager to play on home turf after a three-year gap. "We are very excited to play in front of our home fans in Hyderabad. The fans will certainly spur us on to put up great performances and we can't wait to entertain them in the stadium. Hopefully, we'll strike form in our home city", Goud said.