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Tickets for KFC BBL|12 Qualifier Final will go on sale a day ahead of schedule to help meet the high demand from fans in WA.
Tickets for the final between the Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Sixers at Optus Stadium will now go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday January 25 at 1pm AWST/4pm AEDT. Home club members will be given access to an exclusive pre-sale from 10am AWST/1pm AEDT.
The Qualifier Final will take place at this Saturday, January 28 at 4:15pm AWST/7:15pm AEDT.
The Scorchers earned the right to host the top two clash after finishing first on the KFC BBL|12 ladder. The winner of The Qualifier will earn hosting rights for the KFC BBL|12 Final on Saturday, February 4 while the loser will receive a second chance to progress to The Final via The Challenger on Thursday, February 2.
Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia’s General Manager Big Bash Leagues, said:
“We congratulate the Perth Scorchers on earning the right to host The Qualifier Final following a very strong season and look forward to watching another tough contest between them and the Sydney Sixers.
“We know how passionate Scorchers fans are, as evidenced by the 185, 431 fans that have attended BBL|12 games at Optus Stadium. We look forward to welcoming even more to their two home Finals over the coming fortnight.”
Perth Scorchers batter Stephen Eskinazi said:
“To be able to play in front of thousands of people at a packed Optus Stadium is going to be incredible, and something our playing group is really excited for and looking forward to.
“We love our fans, they are so passionate and give us so much energy, so to go out there on the weekend and play a final at Optus Stadium in front of them is going to be an amazing feeling.
“It is an intimidating place to come and play cricket, we know that our home fans give us a huge competitive advantage, so I encourage everyone to come to Optus Stadium on the weekend and support us on another big occasion.”
The full schedule for week one of the KFC BBL|12 Final series will be announced tomorrow, Wednesday January 25, following the conclusion of the last regular season game.
Tickets for The Eliminator Final on Friday January 27 and The Knockout Final on Sunday January 29 will go on sale on Thursday, January 26 from 1pm AWST/4pm AEDT. Home club members will be given access to an exclusive pre-sale from 10am AWST/1pm AEDT.
Tickets to The Qualifier can be purchased here
Every Finals match will be broadcast live on Seven, Foxtel, Kayo Sports and SEN.
The first three KFC BBL|12 Finals series matches are:
- Friday, January 27: ‘The Eliminator’, 4th v 5th, location TBC, 7:15pm AEDT
- Saturday, January 28: ‘The Qualifier’, Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers, Optus Stadium, 4:15pm AWST/7:15pm AEDT
- Sunday, January 29: ‘The Knockout’, 3rd v winner of The Eliminator, location TBC, 7:15pm AEDT