The Australian Diamonds international Test against the New Zealand Silver Ferns at AIS Arena in Canberra on Sunday October 13 has sold out after going on sale to the general public on Friday morning.
Canberra netball fans were quick to snap up the remaining tickets to the Constellation Cup match, ensuring that the first trans-Tasman international Test in the national capital will be played in front of a capacity 3606 crowd.
“We’re thrilled that the Canberra community has embraced the Australia Diamonds’ historic Test against the Silver Ferns as the centenary celebrations reach fever pitch in the national capital,” Australian Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander said.
“Australian netball has called Canberra home for over 30 years with the national team’s centre of excellence based at the Australian Institute of Sport after netball was included as one of the AIS’ eight foundation sports.”
After Tests in Invercargill (September 15), Auckland (September 19), Adelaide (October 4) and Melbourne (October 7), Canberra will host to the fifth and final Constellation Cup Test against the Silver Ferns – the last outing against the archrivals before next year’s Commonwealth Games.
Canberra’s AIS Arena has only hosted two previous international netball Tests, first against South Africa in 2001 and more recently England in 2011.
Fans who missed out on tickets to the match will still have the opportunity to get involved after the ACT Government today announced that a Diamonds Live Site will be established for the much anticipated fixture.
The live site, which will be next to the arena, will provide fans the chance to watch the game on a big screen, enjoy the pre-match activities outside the venue and have the opportunity to meet the Australian Diamonds after the match.
Tickets for the live site in Canberra and the remaining Test matches are available via Ticketek at www.ticketek.com.au, over the phone at 132 849 or at any Ticketek outlet.