Spotless Stadium will once again host the opening game of the KFC Big Bash League when Sydney Thunder take on the Sydney Sixers on 19 December.
Following on from the resounding success of the second season of the WBBL, the Rebel WBBL|03 will open with a carnival-style weekend across Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December will feature four matches in Sydney, broadcast live on Network Ten’s main channel, as well as two matches in Adelaide that will be livestreamed.
The Thunder Nation will also get the chance to experience two thrilling Rebel Women’s Big Bash League at North Sydney Oval when Thunder open their campaign against the Melbourne Renegades on 9 December before facing cross town rivals the Sydney Sixers at the same venue the following day.
The BBL regular season has increased to 40 matches, up from 32 matches in BBL|06, in addition to the existing two Semi Finals and the Final. The expansion means that more than 100 BBL and WBBL matches will be played this season. Every match of BBL|07 will be broadcast live on Network Ten and across the Macquarie Radio Network.
The expanded competition will see each BBL Club allocated an additional home match per season (moving from four to five) and increase each Club’s regular season fixtures from eight to ten. Thunder will play their additional home fixture on Wednesday 24 January against the Melbourne Renegades in a BBL/WBBL double-header with the club set to announce the venue for these fixtures in the coming weeks.
Sydney Thunder are looking to confirm WBBL venues for home fixtures on 12, 16, 22 and 23 December and 24 January in the coming weeks and months.
“We’re once again excited to be hosting the opening of the BBL at Spotless Stadium against the Sixers in what is sure to be a great night of family entertainment,” said Sydney Thunder General Manager Lee Germon.
“I’ve been working closely with Mike Hussey and Jo Broadbent as we plan for the season ahead in both BBL and WBBL.
“We’re in the final stages of confirming our additional home BBL fixture, which is set to take place on 24 January against the Melbourne Renegades, while there a number of venues for WBBL games we are also looking to confirm in the coming weeks and months."
Entry level ticket prices remain unchanged and family-friendly for the seventh straight season, from $20 for adults, $5 for kids, and $42.50 for families*, with the same general admission pricing for double-header matches.
Tickets On Sale
General public tickets for all BBL|07 home-and-away matches will go on sale to the public on Monday 16 October.
Fans can take advantage of the exceptional value on offer with BBL entry level ticket prices remaining unchanged and family-friendly for the seventh straight season, including the same general admission pricing to matches that are double-headers with the WBBL.
* At the gate. Tickets purchased online attract a per transaction agency fee from $3.50