Heat wave forces relocation of Townsville Fire home game

March 10, 2022 | Townsville Fire news

Townsville’s battle with Southside in round 14 of the WNBL has been re-scheduled. The Fire will now host the reigning champions this Sunday at Townsville Stadium instead of Saturday night at the Fire Pit. Record breaking temperatures have resulted in TECC’s air-conditioner producing excess levels of condensation causing moisture on the court and making it unsafe to be played on. in the facility, caused by Townsville’s searing heat.

The Fire appreciates Townsville City Council providing a new playing venue at such short notice while the club would also like to thank the Flyers for altering their travel arrangements, so the contest can go ahead. The visitors perhaps won’t mind a switch of venue, given they’ll be returning to where they hoisted the trophy, at the culmination of last year’s hub season, at the expense of the Fire.

Fans who have already purchased tickets will have them reallocated, through Ticketek. Tickets for Sunday’s clash can be bought online or at Townsville Stadium on game day. It’s the second time this season the Fire has had a home game changed, after covid caused several fixtures across the league, to be rescheduled, at the beginning of the year. Fire General Manger Sam Pascoe has been overwhelmed by the support the club has received during what’s been a tough start to 2022 and she believes the Orange Army will once again be the side’s sixth player on Sunday.

“I can’t thank the fans, our members and our sponsors enough for their patience and understanding, and their unwavering support. We’ve had tremendous crowds at the Fire Pit. Our Adelaide clash was postponed and later rescheduled, and fans filled the stadium despite the fixture change. I won’t be surprised by another strong turnout against the Flyers albeit at our old home.”

The Fire will celebrate its Army connection against Southside. The players have certainly shown similar traits to that of military men and women, throughout what has been a chaotic campaign. They’ve displayed resilience, determination, and comradery despite suffering setbacks along the way, highlighted by an unrelenting injury toll. Pascoe’s proud the team will get to don a camouflage kit.

“The Australian Defence Force is one of our biggest partners and long term partners and where the only team that gets to wear the crest on our jersey and to me that is really special.”

The Army Vs Emergency Services will face off in a curtain raiser to the main game at 11am. Townsville’s tussle with Southside, tips off at midday.

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You will receive your new tickets for Townsville Stadium via email from Ticket Tek, Tickettek will have tickets emailed to you, tomorrow after 2pm.