The green of the Sydney Thunder will be seen at the Sydney Showground Stadium next season with the stadium to host two home matches during BBL|04.
Due to the Asian Cup football tournament being played during that period, the Thunder has had to seek an alternative venue to host two of their home matches and has come to an agreement with the Sydney Showground Stadium which is within the Olympic Park precinct and is currently home to the GWS Giants of the AFL.
The Showground will host two Thunder matches in January, while ANZ Stadium will host the other two Thunder home matches in December.
Details of both matches will be announced next Tuesday (July 1), when the full BBL|04 draw is released.
Sydney Thunder General Manager Nick Cummins praised the Sydney Showground Stadium as an ideal venue for the BBL: “With ANZ Stadium unavailable during January because of the Asian Cup, we wanted to find an alternative venue that would be popular with our supporter base, both in terms of location and facilities. We listened to our members who told us that the Sydney Showground ticked those boxes, and we believe the stadium will offer great atmosphere and comfort for those fans attending our games.”
Peter Thorpe, General Manager, Sydney Showground said ‘Sydney Showground Stadium is delighted to welcome Sydney Thunder. Our boutique Stadium gives fans the opportunity to be close to all the action. The extremely positive feedback we receive from GWS Giants fans and the many thousands that visit the Stadium during the Sydney Royal Easter Show suggests the Sydney Thunder fans are going to love coming here. We are really excited to host Sydney Thunder, their members and supporters in January 2015.’