Arena looking like home
WEST Coast Fever has taken another step toward securing RAC Arena as its permanent home venue after a renewed commitment from the City of Perth.
Fever first played at the arena in 2013, with the club’s most recent game there the 2018 Super Netball grand final, setting a National League attendance record of 13,722. The club averaged more than 8000 people at its arena games this year, far ahead of any other Super Netball club.
The City of Perth officially joined Fever as a major partner for the inaugural Super Netball season in 2017 and estimated that the 2018 decider injected more than $1 million into the Perth economy.
Perth chair commissioner Eric Lumsden said the City’s partnership would help the long-term growth of the Fever.
“It was fantastic to see the City become a sea of green for the West Coast Fever in 2018 and we’re pleased to be supporting the team for the next three years,” he said.
West Coast Fever managing director Simon Taylor said fans would be the biggest beneficiaries.
“We have the goal of taking all West Coast Fever home games to RAC Arena, so to be able to move closer to that off the back of our most successful season is something we’re incredibly excited about,” Mr Taylor said.
More than 2500 people have registered interest in becoming Fever members next season. The 2019 fixtures will be released on December 5.
West Coast Fever managing director Simon Taylor, midcourter Shannon Eagland, defender Olivia Lewis and City of Perth acting CEO Erica Barrenger.