Arena look­ing like home

Wanneroo Times - - Sport -

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.

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