ANZ Premiership to allow fans back into netball games

Netball 16/06/2020

Netball New Zealand has confirmed the general public will be able to attend matches at the Auckland Netball Centre from Sunday.

The first two games this Friday and Saturday are reserved for the team’s wider families and sponsors, as a gesture of gratitude for their support.

"It's been an incredibly tough journey to get to this point and we want to acknowledge the effort and commitment it has taken to ensure the ANZ Premiership can resume," says Netball NZ head of events and international Kate Agnew.

The 10-week ANZ Premiership starts on Friday when the Waikato Magic go up against the Northern Mystics, with a grandstand built to cater a capacity crowd of 500.

The rest of the public will be able to purchase tickets from Wednesday for Sunday's and Monday's games, when the Stars take on the Pulse then back up the following day against the Tactix.

The remainder of the schedule will be announced on Wednesday.

Netball NZ is in discussions with teams and venues regarding a potential return to home courts later in the competition.

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