Boomers Set New Crowd Records During 18/19 Season

January 23, 2019 | Melbourne Boomers news

For at least a fifth straight season, the Deakin Melbourne Boomers have set new records for crowd numbers at games.

And, after exceeding crowd records again this season, the Boomers are expecting another bumper home crowd when they open their WNBL Finals campaign against the Adelaide Lightning this Sunday.

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In the last two seasons, the Boomers have produced a stellar 35 per cent rise in home attendances. Melbourne’s WNBL team also leads the league for the highest average home crowd this season (2,132).

“The atmosphere we have created at the State Basketball Centre on game-day is second to none in the WNBL,” said Coach Guy Molloy as his team prepares for Sunday’s highly anticipated contest.

“We’re excited to bring that same sell-out atmosphere to our home Semi-final this Sunday.”

Just some years ago the Boomers struggled to attract any more than a few hundred people to a game. These days it’s a different story – the club has created a solid home court environment which is unlikely to have any less than a couple of thousand Boomers faithful at any game.

This year the Boomers also saw total club memberships pass the 3,000 mark for the first time, suggesting the club is entering an exciting era.

“With record home crowds and over three-thousand members the Boomers have become one of the biggest female sporting clubs in Australia,” said Molloy.

General Manager Justin Nelson said the Boomers home games always include plenty of entertainment and action, which he believes are key factors behind the rise in crowds.

“When you come along to support Melbourne’s WNBL team not only do you get to watch elite basketball action, but you also get to join in on our fun and inclusive themes,” said Nelson.

“We strive to give our fans a complete hoops experience, from our activations to our non-stop crowd interactions – it’s all just one part of coming along to a Boomers game.”

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