The KFC Big Bash League has confirmed that both Perth Scorchers home matches scheduled for January 5 and 6 will be held at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast.
The matches, to be played against Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers respectively, will begin at their original start times of 9:15pm AEDT / 8:15pm AEST / 6:15pm AWST. Tickets are now on sale for both matches at cricket.com.au/big-bash.
The confirmation of a venue for both matches follows last week’s announcement that no further matches would be played in Perth during the KFC BBL|11 season. This decision was taken due to state border controls and how they apply to entry into Western Australia, which made playing the matches at Optus Stadium not possible.
Metricon Stadium has been chosen to host the matches on January 5 and 6 due to a variety of logistical and operational and fan-facing considerations that made it the preferred venue for both games.
The Perth Scorchers will also play ‘home’ matches at Marvel Stadium against the Melbourne Renegades on January 26 and Melbourne Stars on January 30.
The League and Clubs will continue to prioritise the health and safety of players, staff, match officials, fans and the wider community during the KFC BBL|11 season.
Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia’s General Manager of Big Bash Leagues, said:
“The ability of our Clubs, players, staff, broadcasters, partners and venues to remain agile and keep the KFC BBL|11 season moving forward is nothing short of remarkable.
“We know these two additional matches at Metricon Stadium, including a rematch of the KFC BBL|10 Final, will provide even more summer family entertainment options for our fans on the Gold Coast.
“Our thanks go to all involved in securing a new home for these matches and to everyone who has made KFC BBL|11 season a safe and successful one thus far.”
Remaining relocated Perth Scorchers home matches in KFC BBL|11:
- December 26: Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades, Marvel Stadium, 9:15pm AEDT
- December 30: Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars, Marvel Stadium, 7:15pm AEDT
- January 5: Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder, Metricon Stadium, 8:15pm AEST
- January 6: Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers, Metricon Stadium, 8:15pm AEST