Bangalore: The JSW Group announced the launch of its football team, Bengaluru FC with an electric show at the Bangalore Football Stadium, in the city on Saturday.
Along with the name, the club unveiled the squad, the crest and the team colours at the event.
The new home of Bengaluru FC resounded with a battle of drums that saw local drummers come up against percussion styles from across the globe.
This was followed by Bangalore-based folk-rock act Swarathma, in their signature colourful style.
A spectacular display of fireworks was used to unveil the name of the club followed by a dazzling laser show that revealed the club's crest.
The evening ended with the unveiling and introduction of the squad.
Bengaluru FC will be making their I-League debut this season and will be playing all their home matches out of the Bangalore Football Stadium.
The club has roped in former Manchester United player Ashley Westwood as head coach and aims at promoting youth development.
"It is going to be the endeavour of this club to have the best talent in the country on board and our team, which we have unveiled today, is proof of that. The club is going to give the city many reasons to cheer and we can't wait for the season to begin." Parth Jindal, CEO of Bengaluru FC, said.
Story first published on: Sunday, 21 July 2013 00:46 IST