Sixers announce records ahead of Qualifier

Sydney Sixers fans have helped the club to a host of records ahead of tonight’s KFC BBL|13 Qualifier final against Brisbane Heat at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast.

The Sixers currently have 9,800 members, smashing the club’s previous record of 3,450.

In a trend seen throughout the nation as the BBL continues to thrive, crowds flocked to the SCG with average BBL tickets sold to the iconic venue up 18% year-on-year (YoY). This year’s average SCG BBL crowd was 22,188.

The Sixers also hosted two sell-outs, including the highest ever Big Bash crowd at the SCG of 41,027 for the Sydney Smash, and a record BBL attendance at the club’s regional match at C.eX International Stadium in Coffs Harbour.

Merchandise sales at the venues also increased by over 44% YOY.

Away from the stadiums, fans tuned in on television and streaming services on Channel 7, Foxtel and Kayo in huge numbers. Nationally, over 800,000 fans attended the regular season, while the strong viewership saw the BBL continue to be the most-watched league in the country on a per-match basis.

Head of Sydney Sixers Rachael Haynes said the club’s fans had voted with their feet.

“We’d like to give a massive shout out of thanks to our fans who have attended our matches this year in droves, with our average crowds up almost 20%, capped off by the record Sydney BBL attendance of well over 40,000 at the Sydney Smash last week,” Haynes said.

“With the team qualifying in second place after the regular season we have earnt a home final at the SCG in either Monday’s Challenger or Wednesday's Final and we are looking forward to welcoming our fans back one last time this summer.

“Tickets are sure to sell fast and will go on sale after tonight’s Qualifier.”

KFC BBL|13 Finals fixture

  • Friday, January 19, 6:40pm local: ‘The Qualifier' – Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers, Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast
  • Saturday, January 20, 4:40pm local: ‘The Knockout’ – Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers, Optus Stadium
  • Monday, January 22: ‘The Challenger’ – Loser of The Qualifier v winner of The Knockout
  • Wednesday, January 24: 'The Final' – winner of The Qualifier v winner of The Challenger

Further schedule and ticket information for the KFC BBL|13 Final series will be confirmed following tonight's match.

All KFC BBL|13 Finals matches will be broadcast live on Seven, Foxtel, Kayo and SEN. 
Tickets to the KFC BBL|13 Finals matches are available at

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