Coming into last night’s game, the Heat had seen 995,224 fans come to home games at the Gabba and Metricon Stadium. Early in the night the club was able to present a range of milestone one millionth fan jerseys to a few passionate Heat supporters.
Last night’s game against the Hurricanes saw a healthy crowd of 29,749 crammed into the Gabba, continuing the great home support the Heat has received this season.
The club’s opening game crowd of 26,874 was one of the BBL’s biggest for a season opener, while January 1’s match on the Gold Coast that was attended by 20,135 fans – the biggest crowd Metricon Stadium has seen in its current form since 2014.
Brisbane Heat General Manager Andrew McShea praised the club’s fanbase for their continued support.
“Season after the season we are blow away by the level of passion our fans have for the Brisbane Heat and we can’t thank each and every one of them for their support.
“Tonight was another great example – we had a massive crowd in and the Gabba was jumping.
“Having our one millionth fan come in the gates is a massive milestone and we can’t wait to see the support continue throughout the remainder of the season,” McShea said.
Support for the Heat is set to be escalated next week when international phenom AB de Villers touches down in Brisbane. De Villiers will be available for three Heat home games starting next Tuesday January 14 against the Adelaide Strikers.