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Suncorp Super Netball Round 13 game day information

SATURDAY SWIFTS SHOWDOWN!

Sunshine Coast hosts New South Wales tonight for the last home game of the regular season. The sides squared off in Round 8 at Sydney’s Olympic Park, and Lightning took the points with a five-goal win (55-50). The Coast Club is rolling along nicely and is the most accurate team in the league, equal with Vixens, with 689 goals from 776 attempts (89 per cent). Caitlin Bassett is the most accurate shooter in the competition, and has shot the second highest number of goals, with 501 from 533 (94 per cent). It is said that defence wins matches so Lightning fans will be pleased to know that Goal Keeper, Geva Mentor leads the league in deflections (77) and defensive rebounds (33). The side has the most intercepts of any club (98). It’s set to be a thrilling encounter at Sippy Downs so don’t miss a second of the action on and off the court!

ACTIVATION ZONE OPEN: 5:30pm

STADIUM OPEN: 6:10pm

MATCH STARTS: 7:10pm

PARKING: 12C is for disabled (first row), VIPs/Sponsors and Nissan drivers. The Chancellor College carpark is for general public parking and also includes a taxi drop off zone. Additional free parking is available in the Claymore Road carpark or throughout the rest of the University campus. Campus map here. Due to the University being in operational mode, if the free carpark is full, please proceed to other carparks within the University grounds. (Please note, parking charges may apply until 6:00pm in some areas).

TICKETING & ACCREDITATION: Ticketing will have a marquee external to the Activation Zone entry for any ticket collections. No tickets will be available for sale at the gate – the game is sold out!

ACTIVATION ZONE: Entry to the Stadium will be via the Activation Zone, which will open at 5.30pm. Security will undertake a bag check prior to being scanned into the Activation Zone – Members and fans can then enjoy the Zone’s activities (weather dependant)! Why not get your face painted, have something to eat and drink, share a dance and photo with Lucy Lightning! Activations include; Hot 91.1 • Sunshine Coast Council • USC • Telstra • Net Set Go and Springfree Trampoline. For your chance to win The World’s Safest Trampoline, speak to a Springfree Trampoline staff member! Please note, Sunshine Coast Daily will be handing out FREE Lightning team photos. The official Club photograph looks brilliant so make sure you get your hands on one!

FOOD & BEVERAGES: A variety of hot and cold food will be available for purchase at the venue, including Raw Energy (inside), One World Food Truck, Dios Mio Street Food, Van from Hoian, Calamari Canteen, Frozen Sunshine and Espresso Mobile. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (including bottled water) are also available for purchase from the public bar in the Activation Zone (18+ photo identification must be shown to purchase alcoholic beverages).

STADIUM: There are two entry points – the Northern Gate (closest to the pool end) and the Southern Gate. Your ticket will either say North or South. Each stand is then broken down into aisles which are marked.

MERCHANDISE: Fans who want to look the part are in luck! GAME Clothing, our official merchandise partner, will be on location with the latest GAME goodies so you can deck yourself out in some fantastic gear.

FAN ENGAGEMENT: Lightning athletes will be available to sign autographs shortly after the conclusion of the game. This will occur in the entrance foyer to the Stadium. Half the team will sign for 15 minutes, then they will swap with the other half of the team who will sign for another 15 minutes. Signings are limited to one item each and minimal photos. This is to ensure the players have their correct recovery time and fairness that everyone gets a chance to get a signature. We appreciate your assistance in ensuring we can get the balance right for everyone!

PLEASE NOTE: While the action on-court will be red-hot, the stadium itself can be quite cool. The air conditioning system works perfectly, so if you feel the cold, we suggest you bring something warm to wear. If you’re bringing a pram, please ensure to leave it in the front entry foyer on arrival – prams cannot be left in the aisle ways.

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