In a significant moment in Sydney’s sporting history, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) will bring netball to the heart of the city when it hosts two games of the Suncorp Super Netball premier league this season.
The matches are set to take place at the multipurpose, state-of-the-art ICC Sydney Theatre. Renowned for its design and flexibility, it will be the first ever time netball is played at the venue.
Victor Dominello MP
NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Victor Dominello MP said ICC Sydney will provide an extraordinary entertainment experience for visitors in a prime location.
“ICC Sydney is the centrepiece of the A$3.4 billion, 20-hectare transformation of Darling Harbour and it continues to draw people from around the city – and the world – through its doors, demonstrating its world class capabilities and endless versatility.”
“The venue also features a range of pre-and post-game entertainment options including onsite and precinct-wide dining and meeting options, so it is the ideal location for a much-loved event such as the Suncorp Super Netball,” Dominello said.
Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney
CEO of ICC Sydney, Geoff Donaghy said ICC Sydney is looking forward to impressing sports fans once again after attracting a sell-out crowd to the Fast4 Tennis Showdown last year when Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios took to the court.
“The range of events we deliver reflects the diverse capabilities of our integrated facilities and the ICC Sydney Theatre is the perfect size to accommodate Sydney’s netball audience. We are proud to be able to transform the 8,000 seat Theatre into a hub for netball fans and showcase its innovative, tiered and fan shaped layout, which will bring spectators closer to the action.”
“Our entire business is committed to acknowledging and celebrating the heritage and cultures of Sydney’s First Nations and we are honoured to support Netball NSW efforts to recognise the valued contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made, and continue to make, to the wider community.”
“ICC Sydney is Australia’s premier integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment venue and has welcomed just on two million visitors to a vibrant calendar of 1,100 events since opening in December 2016. We have worked hard to establish ICC Sydney’s reputation as one of the world’s leading venues. Whether it’s an indoor sporting event, a live music performance or a theatre production, we are focused on continuing to deliver unparalleled experiences for visitors,” Donaghy said.
Donaghy said ICC Sydney is also looking forward to providing Netball NSW with a platform to launch its league-wide Indigenous Round.
The court-side experience at both Suncorp Super Netball premier league games will be enhanced with high definition screens, large scale projection and the highest quality audio equipment throughout.