Stadium upgrade to bolster fan base

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With Sunshine Coast Lightning’s home stadium set to expand by approximately 1,000 seats, the back-to-back premiership-winning Club has its sights set on welcoming more Members than ever before in 2019.

Lightning CEO Danielle Smith said the Club was appreciative of the 2,000-plus loyal Members who cheered the team on this year and she was thrilled to be able to accommodate more fans in the redeveloped stadium.

“Since our inception in 2016, we’ve sold out every Lightning home game and have consistently experienced strong demand for tickets,” Ms Smith said.

“Our seating capacity is set to grow by 50 per cent, so now we’re able to accommodate more fans, we’re keen to bolster our supporter base and provide as many netball enthusiasts as possible with the opportunity to experience a live game here on the Sunshine Coast.

“We’re hopeful of reaching 3,000 Members in 2019. It’s an ambitious target but we also know the Sunshine Coast is home to so many passionate Lightning fans, which we’re truly grateful for.

“If there’s anything our back-to-back wins have proved, it’s that nothing is impossible!”

Sunshine Coast Lightning foundation member Jill Foreman – who has just renewed her Platinum Membership following an action-packed 2018 season – said her 2018 membership had come with an unexpected bonus.

“I actually first met my friend Rebecca at a Sunshine Coast Lightning game earlier this year. We both attended the round three match against West Coast Fever, started chatting in the stands and have since struck up a great friendship.

“We go to games together regularly and enjoy the event atmosphere. The emcees really make an effort to get the crowd involved, so we always have a lot of fun.”

Ms Foreman said she particularly liked Lightning’s exclusive Gold and Platinum Member events.

“The meet-and-greet sessions allow you to spend time talking to the players and learning about their lives off the court, which is really interesting.

“Shez (Laura Scherian) and Maddy (McAuliffe) are some of my favourite players. They’re so fun, friendly and chilled out.
 
“Kelsey Browne has also been brilliant to watch. I've loved seeing her evolve over the past two years at Lightning. She’s a pocket rocket that can link and feed the shooters with accuracy.

“Having played netball as a child and coached for a number of years, I think it’s great we have some of Australia’s best netballers in our backyard and have the opportunity to interact with them.”

More than 1,500 fans have already signed up as season three Members, including 100-plus Platinum Members, who receive their own dedicated seat at Lightning home games as well as a signed ball, Lightning polo and entry to exclusive events.

Sunshine Coast Lightning has a range of membership levels, offering discounted match tickets, merchandise, priority access to finals tickets and access to events.

To find out more, visit www.sunshinecoastlightning.com.au/memberships.

 
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