Canberra turns blue in support of the UC Caps
Canberra is showing their support for the UC Capitals ahead of game three of the semi-final series, lighting up the city’s most notable monuments in blue.
ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr, yesterday committed to turn the town blue and announced today that the lights would be switched on starting tonight.
It’s finals time in @theWNBL and Canberra, it’s time to get behind our fantastic @uccapitals.
They play Melbourne Boomers tomorrow night at AIS Arena.
So we’re turning Canberra’s landmarks blue tonight and tomorrow in support of our team.#GoBIG #WNBL20 pic.twitter.com/OWoCPqF5OD
— Andrew Barr MLA (@ABarrMLA) February 25, 2020
The Caps face a do or die situation whereby they must defeat the Melbourne Boomers tomorrow night to proceed to the grand final or there season will too soon be over.
However, the support of Canberra will be their greatest weapon going into the decider as the Capitals have only lost one game at home this season.
UC Capitals’ guard, Maddy Rocci, recalls the important role the crowd played in their game one win last week.
“Its special – they’re always up and about. That fourth quarter when we went on that run, they were behind us, they were they were so its good to have their support.
“It gives us more rhythm and momentum to know that they’re there and they’re going to push us to the final buzzer,” said Rocci.
Monuments that will be lit up in blue include the Kings Ave Bridge overpass, Bowan Place, tram stops and the Canberra Times Fountain.
The UC Capitals will look to an electric crowd tomorrow night to carry them to win that will take them into the grand final.
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