It’s been a ripping 24 hours for Perth Scorchers fans – without their team even taking to the field.
Last night, the Big Bash League’s most successful franchise locked in a home semi-final, thanks to the Melbourne Renegades’ defeat at the hands of Adelaide.
And today, that semi-final was confirmed to take place in front of a bumper crowd at Optus Stadium after the proposed 40,000-seat cap was scrapped.
Perth’s semi-final clash against a to-be-determined opponent has been locked in for next Thursday, beginning at 4.40pm at the state’s new sporting cathedral.
There will be plenty of incentives for fans to get to the ground early and limit the amount of peak-hour congestion on the roads and public transport systems in the lead-up to the final.
A semi-final of the Women’s Big Bash League will begin at 12.10pm, while $10 food and drink vouchers are on offer for the first 15,000 supporters who turn up.
There will also be opportunities to take to the Optus Stadium turf and win prize packs with an early arrival.
Tickets for next Thursday’s action go on sale this Thursday, with Scorchers members given priority access from 10am.
General public tickets go on sale from 1pm Thursday through Ticketmaster.
The Scorchers clash is set to mark the second sold-out fixture at the new stadium in the space of several days, with Sunday’s One-Day International between Australia and England to be the first sporting event at the new venue.
Perth could also host the Big Bash final on Sunday, February 4 should they win the semi-final and finish higher than the other successful semi-finalist.