Our 2018 Suncorp Super Netball fixture was released yesterday, with Members and fans once again the big winners for what’s shaping to be an exciting season.
Here at westcoastfever.com.au, we have put the schedule under the microscope to bring you the highlights and key points.
Fever by venue
Five games at Perth Arena
Two games at HBF Stadium
One game at Priceline Stadium
One game at University of the Sunshine Coast
One game at Brisbane Exhibition Centre
One game at Hisense Arena*
One game at Margaret Court Arena*
One game at Sydney Olympic Park
One game at International Convention Centre
* The venue for our Round 9 match against the Magpies will either be Hisense Arena or Margaret Court Arena. If it is Hisense Arena, we will play there twice.
- In Round 14, we will play at the International Convention Centre for the first time.
- Round 3 will see us travel to Sippy Downs to face the reigning premiers, where we will be looking to crash their first home game of the year.
- We travel 52,000km in 2018. That’s enough to circumnavigate the globe one and a bit times!
2 – For the second consecutive season we begin the year with a road trip to Adelaide to face the Thunderbirds. 2017’s opener didn’t go according to plan as we couldn’t hold onto a solid three quarter time lead, and we will be looking to amend that in 2018.
4 – The number of Saturday night games we will play at Perth Arena in 2018! We kick things off with a blockbuster against the Magpies in Round 2.
5 – In 2018, we will play FIVE games at Perth Arena, more than ever before. Courtesy of a partnership with the City of Perth, we’re proud to call Perth’s premier indoor venue our home for the second season of Suncorp Super Netball.
11 – We will play 11 Saturday games in 2018. While our Round 13 fixture may move to a Sunday afternoon, we’re most certainly playing the majority of our games on Saturdays.
10,000 – We will once again host a match aligned to the Smarter than Smoking Association Championships. In 2015, we played the Swifts in a game that saw more than 9,700 people fill Perth Arena, and in Round 6, 2018, we face the Giants as we look to crack the 10,000 barrier.
52,000 – That’s the amount of kilometres we will travel in 2018! With two trips to Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, as well as a trip to South Australia, we will cross time zones a whopping 26 times.