Tickets for the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), the Australian women’s domestic Twenty20 cricket competition, have gone on sale today (Friday).
The 2020 WBBL will take place entirely within Sydney, with a WBBL Village concept created to help stage the month-long Twenty20 tournament which starts later this month.
The WBBL, regarded as the world’s most prominent women’s club cricket competition, will play out a full 59-game schedule for its sixth season. The campaign will begin on October 25, with all eight teams in action and both a Sydney and Melbourne derby to be played.
Tickets will be available for all weekend matches at the 16,000-capacity North Sydney Oval via Ticketek and the 24,000-capacity Sydney Showground Stadium and Wednesday matches at 10,000-seat Blacktown International Sportspark via Ticketmaster. All other matches will be closed to the general public, but will be available to watch via live stream
The bio-secure hub will implement a number of additional health and safety measures at matches to keep fans safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets must be purchased online in advance and will be limited to eight per customer, with no box office sales on match day.
Tickets, which will be issued as mobile tickets only, will cost A$10, while under-15’s will be admitted for free, but must purchase a ticket online.
The season will conclude on the weekend of November 28-29. Locations and timings of the three-match finals series matches are still to be confirmed, but North Sydney Oval, Hurstville Oval, Sydney Showground Stadium, Blacktown International Sportspark and Drummoyne Oval will be utilised for the early stages.
Cricket Australia has announced several guidelines for ticket holders, such as keeping two cricket bat lengths distance (1.5m) from others, remaining in their seats or place as much as possible and maintaining good hand hygiene.
The WBBL Village will see parts of Sydney Olympic Park transformed into an athletes’ precinct to accommodate all eight teams and staff. The Village, created with the support of tournament title sponsor rebel, the Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Accor Hotels and Cricket NSW will see the League given exclusive use of multiple hotels, high performance facilities and dining venues.