Local footy fans rejoice – three NRL games will be played at Sunshine Coast Stadium.
The matches are Melbourne Storm allocated home games after they relocated to the Sunshine Coast from their Victorian base.
A COVID Safe plan approved by the Queensland government includes authority for a seating capacity of 6000 at the stadium.
The local NRL bonanza kicks off on Friday 17 July at 6pm when the Storm face the Gold Coast Titans.
Melbourne Storm and Sunshine Coast Lightning members can purchase their tickets at midday Thursday, 9 July. Public tickets go on sale from 1pm.
Tickets are limited so fans are encouraged to book their tickets quickly to avoid disappointment.
Melbourne Storm also has home games at Sunshine Coast Stadium against Newcastle Knights on Sunday 2 August at 4.05pm and against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on Saturday 8 August at 3pm.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson says the Storm’s decision to pursue the approvals to host these games at Sunshine Coast Stadium was a win-win for the NRL and the region.
“We have a track record of selling out the stadium for top-level rugby league and have no doubt this will be repeated for these Melbourne Storm ‘home’ games, even though it will be a reduced number due to COVID-19 guidelines,” he said.
“Our stadium surface is in pristine condition and is NRL-ready.”
Melbourne Storm CEO Dave Donaghy says the club is delighted to have Sunshine Coast Stadium as its temporary home ground as the unpredictable season 2020 continues.
“The squad has transitioned extremely well to the Coast and they’re very much looking forward to making Sunshine Coast Stadium home for our next three allocated home matches,” Donaghy said.
“While we have played trial games here in the past, these will be our first official NRL games at Sunshine Coast Stadium.”
Ticket prices for all games:
Premium General Admission
Try Zone: $60
Booking fees apply. Tickets are available via Ticketek HERE
For further information and corporate packages visit www.sunshinecoaststadium.com.au