A larger audience capacity of 75 percent has been confirmed for the BBL final on Saturday at the SCG.© Sydney Sixers / Twitter
The organizers of the Big Bash League (BBL) announced on Tuesday that an increased 75 percent audience capacity has been confirmed for the BBL final to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on February 6. The increased capacity means that up to 28,500 fans and SCG members can now attend this season’s title clash. The Sydney Sixers will host either the Perth Scorchers or Brisbane Heat, who will face each other in Thursday’s ‘Challenger’. The shift to 75 percent capacity comes after the initial allocation of publicly available tickets sold out within an hour of the sale on Monday.
The increased capacity has been approved by New South Wales (NSW) Health as part of the SCG’s updated COVID-19 safety plan.
Alistair Dobson, Head of Big Bash Leagues at Cricket Australia, said: “The announcement of increased capacity for the BBL Final means that more than 28,000 fans and SCG members can participate in what is sure to be an exciting season finale on Saturday.”
“We are incredibly grateful to the NSW Government, NSW Health, Venues NSW and Cricket NSW for making this possible and ensuring that the season ends on a high level. We can’t wait to bring our Sydney fans this first. BBL season. The BBL finals series were captivating, with nearly three million fans tuning in for the first three games and we look forward to two more great games on Thursday and Saturday nights, “he added.
Stuart Ayres, NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, said: “This is a great result for the people of NSW who have been waiting for Big Bash cricket to return to the state. We have worked closely with NSW Health. and Cricket Australia to bring this big event to the SCG and can’t wait to see the Sydney Sixers and their fans in their home ground on Saturday.
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