Super Netball Grand Final Set For Brisbane
uper Netball has confirmed the entire 2020 Suncorp Super Netball Finals Series will be played within south-east Queensland over three weeks, with the Grand Final set for Nissan Arena in Brisbane.
The league confirmed all matches will be played between USC Stadium on the Sunshine Coast, and Nissan Arena in Brisbane, with the teams that finish the home and away season in the top two ladder positions given the option to nominate their preferred preliminary final venue.
Suncorp Super Netball CEO, Chris Symington, said he is pleased to have confirmed the finals schedule, with the series set to begin Saturday, 3 October.
“It’s exciting to confirm that Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast will play host to the 2020 Suncorp Super Netball Finals Series, all teams have played matches at both Nissan Arena and USC Stadium throughout the season so there will be a level of familiarity there,” Symington said.
“We have taken guidance from our clubs in spacing the finals matches over three weeks after the condensed home and away season to ensure all teams involved in finals have adequate time to recover and prepare.
“We would like to again thank the Queensland Government for its immense support of this season, and also the Brisbane City Council for supporting the 2020 Grand Final,” he said.
Suncorp CEO Insurance Product and Portfolio, Lisa Harrison, said: “While it has been an unpredictable season, it has been great to see Queensland sport fans witness some incredible games each week and show their support for all the teams, especially those from other states.
“This local support will make for a fantastic finals series,” she said.
As part of the decision to hold the Grand Final in Brisbane, Netball Queensland announced a new partnership with the Brisbane City Council, helping extend the volume of elite sporting competitions taking place in Brisbane.
Brisbane Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner, said Brisbane has been cemented as the nation’s sporting capital.
“In what has been a historic year, our city has secured the AFL Grand Final and now we’ve been treated to more than 30 Super Netball games, which is great for the local economy and for fans who have missed watching live sport during the coronavirus lockdown,” Schrinner said.
“These events are an opportunity to support our economic recovery but also boost community spirits and promotes women’s sport,” he said.