Cricket fans from across the Territory and Australia are expected to flock to Alice Springs’ TIO Traeger Park today for the Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Big Bash League (BBL) season opener at 1.15pm ACST.
Today’s blockbuster match is part of the Territory Labor Government’s deal with the Hobart Hurricanes and Cricket Australia to bring BBL to the Red Centre.
It is anticipated nearly 900,000 people will tune into the free-to-air broadcast to watch the Hurricanes make their season debut.
Local businesses and the Territory economy will also receive a welcome boost from the game, with cricket officials, teams and television broadcasters travelling to Central Australia for the much-anticipated match.
The Hobart Hurricanes have been active in the community with a number of fan engagement activities including an open training session and a visit to the Desert Hoops basketball project.
Gates open at 12pm, with the first ball set to be bowled at 1.15pm ACST.