Members of the Heat’s Women’s Big Bash League team will participate in a game of beach cricket with Gold Coast junior cricketers to help launch the club's season, which will include two BBL games at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast, five games at the Gabba, two BBL / WBBL double-headers and WBBL matches in Mackay and Cairns.
With 76 days until the Heat open the BBL|08 season against the Adelaide Strikers at the Gabba and 79 until Metricon Stadium hosts the Heat and Hobart Hurricanes, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate and BBL all-rounder Ben Cutting were on hand to unveil the club’s countdown clock at Surfers Paradise beach.
Cutting will this week depart for the United Arab Emirates to compete in the Afghanistan Premier League, where he will be joined by Brisbane Heat teammate Brendon McCullum.
With anticipation for the summer of cricket building on the Gold Coast, Mayor Tom Tate believes the Big Bash League will create a long-lasting legacy for cricket in the region.
“The Brisbane Heat are the Gold Coast’s adopted team and we expect both games at Metricon Stadium to be sellouts. The Big Bash League is a fantastic family product and we know we are going to have great weather here, so we would encourage fans to get in early to witness what is going to be a terrific occasion for our city.
“Having the best cricketers in the world on our door step will no doubt inspire the next generation of fans to take up the game,” Mayor Tate said.
The BBL remains a favourite with families across South East Queensland, with the Brisbane Heat’s entry level ticket prices remaining unchanged for an eighth straight season at $8 for kids, $22 for adults and $48 for families.
Club memberships have once again proven popular, with 74% of allocated member seats sold out, while sales for Premium Tickets and Match Day VIP facilities have started strongly.
With the Heat having sold out nine of their past 11 Gabba games, General Manager Andrew McShea has encouraged fans to secure their tickets for this summer’s action through Ticketek to avoid disappointment.
“The Big Bash League has become the highlight of the sporting summer in Queensland, and we are expecting to once again be hosting sold out venues with the best seats selling out quickly, so we encourage fans to pre-purchase their tickets online from today.
“We believe our match-day experience is amongst the best in Australian sport, and we are working hard to once again deliver a family-friendly product for our many passionate fans,” McShea said.
Tickets for the 2018-19 KFC Big Bash League can be purchased via the Ticketek website from 11am today.
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