Lightning at home for the first time in 2018
  • Thursday 10 May 2018
Geva Mentor

The Sunshine Coast Lightning's first home game of the 2018 season is finally here and there will be a capacity crowd at USC Stadium to watch the Suncorp Super Netball action.

After suffering tight losses against the Giants and the Firebirds, the Lightning will be doing their best to get the job done against West Coast Fever who have notched up two dominant wins to open their campaign.

ACTIVATION ZONE OPEN: 3.30pm

STADIUM OPEN: 4pm

BROADCAST LIVE: 5pm

CENTRE PASS: 5:18pm

PARKING: Parking has changed for 2018 to allow for a larger and safer Activation Zone space. 12C is for disabled (first row) and VIPs/Sponsors. The Chancellor College carpark is for Nissan car parking only and also includes a taxi drop off zone. Free public parking is available in the Claymore Road carpark or throughout the rest of the University campus. Campus map here. If the Claymore Roadcarpark is full, please proceed to other carparks within the University grounds.

TICKETING & ACCREDITATION: Ticketing will have a marquee external to the Activation Zone entry for any ticket collections. No tickets will be available for sale at the gate – the game is sold out!

ACTIVATION ZONE: Entry to the Stadium will be via the Activation Zone, which will open at 3.30pm. Security will undertake a bag check prior to being scanned into the Activation Zone – Members and fans can then enjoy the Zone’s activities (weather dependant)! Why not get your face painted, have something to eat and drink, share a dance and photo with Lucy Lightning! Activations include; Hot 91.1 • Sunshine Coast Council • Sunshine Coast Daily • Photobooth and Springfree Trampoline. Please note, the Lightning crew  will be handing out free Lightning team posters thanks to Suncorp. These posters look brilliant so make sure you get your hands on one!

FOOD & BEVERAGES: A variety of hot and cold food will be available for purchase at the venue, including Raw Energy (inside), Good Food Fellas, Potato Slinky, Calamari Canteen, Donut Kitchen, Mexican Tucka and Espresso XO: coffee & drinks. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (including bottled water) are also available for purchase from the public bar in the Activation Zone (18+ photo identification must be shown to purchase alcoholic beverages).

STADIUM: There are two entry points – the Northern Gate (closest to the pool end) and the Southern Gate. Your ticket will either say North or South. Each stand is then broken down into aisles which are marked.

MERCHANDISE: Fans who want to look the part are in luck! GAME Clothing, our official merchandise partner, will be on location with the latest GAME goodies so you can deck yourself out in some fantastic gear.

FAN ENGAGEMENT: Lightning athletes will be available to sign autographs shortly after the conclusion of the game. This will occur in the Hall of Fame breezeway near the athletics track end 15 minutes only. Signings are limited to one item each and minimal photos. This is to ensure the players have their correct recovery time and fairness that everyone gets a chance to get a signature. We appreciate your assistance in ensuring we can get the balance right for everyone!

BROADCAST: Our round three match will be broadcast live on Channel 9 and Telstra TV. All SSN matches will also be available live via subscription to the Netball Live app. This app will also offer behind-the-scenes content and match highlights.

LIGHTNING SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow Lightning and stay up-to-date pre, during and post game!

Instagram @sunshinecoastlightning

Facebook www.facebook.com/SunshineCoastLightning

Twitter @sc_lightning

PLEASE NOTE: While the action on-court will be red-hot, the stadium itself can be quite cool. The air conditioning system works perfectly, so if you feel the cold, we suggest you bring something warm to wear. If you’re bringing a pram, please ensure to leave it in the front entry foyer on arrival – prams cannot be left in the aisle ways.

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