The Perth Scorchers have officially become the first Club in KFC Big Bash League history to sellout all home matches of a regular season.
All tickets for the 16 January match against the Melbourne Stars were sold by 9:30pm AWST last night.
The result means Perth has now sold out all four of its regular season matches at #TheFurnace, following the opening match against the Adelaide Strikers on 21 December, the Boxing Day clash with the Brisbane Heat and the rivalry duel against Sydney Sixers on 2 January having sold out.
It is the first time any Club has achieved such a feat in the BBL.
A total of 39,762 fans have attended the Scorchers’ two opening games of BBL|05, with the crowd of 20,553 at the first match against the Strikers on 21 December falling just shy of the Club’s home attendance record of 20,783 set in the BBL|03 Final against the Hobart Hurricanes.
The result of four sold out matches will have the Scorchers in line to trump their highest regular-season attendance total, which came in last season’s championship-winning BBL|04 and resulted in 75,327 people attending the four home matches at #TheFurnace.
Perth Scorchers CEO Christina Matthews said: "The result of our four home matches of BBL having sold out before the turn of the new year is obviously extremely pleasing.
“However, combined with the very promising viewing figures from our first ever WBBL broadcast game against the Sixers recently, which attracted an average national audience of 183,000, I hope this result is more than numbers and is also a reflection of the Scorchers’ ability and proactive desire to play an important role in the Western Australian community.
“We have already had more than 8000 boys and girls take part in our MILO T20Blast and In2CRICKET programs across the summer and it has been heartening to see many of those children attending BBL matches wearing their shirts from those initiatives.
“That is the power of the BBL to the next generation and the Scorchers are proud to be a part of that.”
The Scorchers have also this season achieved a Club record of more than 5,000 Members signed up for BBL|05.
Last season the Club hosted almost 95,000 fans across all five matches, including the semi-final win over the Melbourne Stars and three sell-out crowds.