The Storm are aiming to make their adopted home of Sunshine Coast Stadium a fortress in the coming weeks.
Based in Queensland due to Victoria's strict COVID-19 restrictions, Melbourne have confirmed their next three home fixtures at the venue with matches against the Titans (round 10), Knights (round 12) and Bulldogs (round 13).
Tickets are on sale now.
As per current Queensland Government restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a capacity crowd of 6000 has been set for the initial match.
Fans can become a Storm Queensland member to ensure access to Sunshine Coast fixtures.
Sunshine Coast Stadium boasts a 1050-seat grandstand and 12,000 total capacity as well as international broadcast lighting, an additional 10 fields, a high performance training facility and Lake Kawana.
The third-placed Storm have been based at the Novotel Sunshine Coast at Twin Waters since late June. Many of the players' partners and families are with them.
"The squad has transitioned extremely well to the Coast and they’re very much looking forward to making Sunshine Coast Stadium home for our next three allocated home matches," Storm CEO Dave Donaghy said.
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Key information for Friday's Storm vs Titans match
- Car park opens: 3:30pm
- Gates open: 4.30pm
- Kick-off: 6pm
- Event is cashless (EFTPOS only)
- Prohibited items and conditions of entry
- Patrons can bring a picnic blanket or cushion to sit on
- Parking is available on site for $10 a car, EFTPOS only, access via Nicklin Way.
- Patrons seats are located in a specific zone, they cannot cross zones. Food, beverage and toilet facilities are available for each zone.
- Patrons must social distance at all times, maintain hand hygiene and stay home if they are feeling unwell
- Merchandise is available for purchase at the game
- There are no cloakroom facilities
- Please arrive early to the game. Due to COVID restrictions and social distancing, queues may be longer than usual.
Storm v Titans - Round 10
Sunshine Coast Stadium Fun Facts
- In 2011 the Stadium grandstand was built and community sport had a real home. Fast forward four years and the mounds surrounding the field were constructed, allowing the Sunshine Coast into the national and international arena by attracting NRL Telstra Premiership games, concerts like the Sir Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, national training camps and boutique events like Nitro Circus.
- The Stadium is the only regional venue to host multiple NRL Telstra Premiership matches and continues to support and grow community ties.
- Sunshine Coast Stadium at Bokarina is ready for an even brighter future with construction of the $2.7 million broadcast lighting upgrade completed in May this year.
- Being able to deliver international broadcast lighting standards will attract more international and national sports events to the region.
- When it comes to turning up the lights for events to be broadcast, more than 100 louvres and the latest LED technology have been installed to minimise glare and to meet required standards for broadcast.
- In December 2019, Sunshine Coast Council approved a concept design for an initial $68 million expansion to the Sunshine Coast Stadium, which would increase fixed seating capacity from 1,046 to 11,618 seats.
- Council also agreed to commit $17 million towards the project, subject to matching funding being secured from each of the State and Federal governments and other sources.