By SAT Sports Desk
Melbourne, 26 April: A new streamlined ticketing program after last year’s ticket review by the Cricket Australia entry level tickets for all international cricket matches is no more than $30 for adults, $10 for children and $65 for families. More than three-quarters of all seats are to be sold at lower prices than last year and more than 50 percent of all tickets will be available for $50 or less, says a Cricket Australia media release.
As part of a continuing commitment to put fans first Cricket Australia is making Test and one-day matches more affordable next season. Ticket prices for venues throughout Australia can be accessed at www.cricket.com.au/pricing.
Sydney fans will experience a significant $20 saving on adult general reserve tickets for Test and one-day matches while Perth fans will have the same benefit for one-day games.
Fans in Melbourne and Brisbane will save $10 on general admission tickets for Tests, and $5 for one-day matches while the saving in Adelaide is $5 for Tests and one-day matches, with a $5 savings for Tests in Perth.
Fans in Hobart are able to continue to enjoy same-level prices from last season when Cricket Australia reduced pricing in the state.
There are also reductions across Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum tickets at most venues, with more than three quarters of all seats to be sold at lower prices than last season. Children can continue to attend Twenty20 internationals free of charge.
Cricket Australia CEO, James Sutherland said that Cricket Australia had listened to the fans.
“It was clear from an extensive review that more fans wanted the opportunity to see our biggest stars in action,” Mr. Sutherland said.
“Record numbers of fans have been attending elite cricket matches in Australia during recent seasons and we want to make Test and one-day cricket even more accessible.
“This gives the opportunity for more fans to experience firsthand the skills and talent of Australia’s best cricketers across all six states and the ACT.
“At Cricket Australia our aim is to put fans first and we are living by that mantra.
“Fans around the country will benefit during another summer of high-quality international cricket.”
“Tickets to the 2016-17 international summer of cricket will go on sale from the 31 May 2016. Fans are encouraged to sign up to the Australian Cricket Family at www.cricket.com.au/acf before Sunday 22 May 2016. Membership is free,” says the media release.
- SAT News Service.