Kochi: As the inaugural ceremony of the ISL fourth season is underway at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Kaloor here, the fans donning Kerala Blasters jerseys have painted the stadium yellow.

A special makeshift stage has been set up at the centre of the pitch for Bollywood actors, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif to perform special numbers.

In the meanwhile, the fans staged a protest over non-availability of tickets. Even though the police intervened to pacify them, the fans, who were waiting for tickets for the opening match between Blasters and ATK, went out their ire by smashing the ticket counter at the stadium.

Even though the organisers declared in advance that tickets would not be available at stadium counters, many of them had gathered near the counters unware of the announcement.