West Coast Fever to call Perth Arena home for four National Netball League fixtures

Perth Arena hosted the international Test Match between Australia and New Zealand last year. It will be home to four West Coast Fever games in 2017. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Perth Arena hosted the international Test Match between Australia and New Zealand last year. It will be home to four West Coast Fever games in 2017. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

WEST Coast Fever will call Perth Arena home for the inaugural National Netball League 2017 season.

The club will play an unprecedented four home games at the venue as part of a partnership between the club and the City of Perth.

Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said the City was proud to lend its support to the most popular professional women’s sport in Australia.

“We expect these games to attract an additional 36,000 people into the City of Perth and not only will it add vibrancy to the precinct, it will deliver significant financial return for our local economy,” she said.

“Since the Perth Wildcats called this venue home, I’ve enjoyed seeing the ‘Red Army’ flood City streets on game days and I look forward to a sea of green as the West Coast Fever fans descend on Perth Arena.”

Netball WA chief executive Simon Taylor said the partnership marked a step forward for the club.

“To become Perth Arena’s third sporting anchor alongside the Hopman Cup and the Wildcats is a clear indication of both how far our game has come in recent years, and the significant growth that lies ahead of us,” he said.

“It is the best netball venue in our competition and I look forward to seeing our members and fans turn up in numbers to transform Perth Arena into a fortress for our Club.”

In addition to the four home games, Fever will launch its season with a public event in the city, host a corporate function and conduct a series of free community netball clinics at City of Perth venues as part of the partnership.

The full fixture draw for the 2017 National Netball League season will be unveiled on Monday, November 7.