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Big Bash League 2015: Record-breaking Perth Scorchers sell out all home games

Scorchers fans show their support during the Big Bash League match between Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers at WACA on December 21, 2015. Photo: Paul KaneRecord stand from Klinger and Marsh as Scorchers beat RenegadesPerth Scorchers crush Brisbane Heat at the WACAAdelaide Strikers cruise to win over Perth Scorchers

There’s bad news for fans hoping to watch the reigning Big Bash premiers in action this summer, if they haven’t already got tickets, with the Perth Scorchers officially selling out their remaining two home games.

The Scorchers are the first club in Big Bash League history to sell out all home matches in the regular season with all tickets for Perth’s January 16 clash against the Melbourne Stars sold by 9:30pm on Wednesday night.

The Scorchers sold out the first two matches of the season, against the Adelaide Strikers on 21 December and the Brisbane Heat on Boxing Day, and Saturday’s match against the Sydney Sixers will also be a full house.

Perth Scorchers CEO Christina Matthews said it was “extremely pleasing” news for the club to sell all the tickets before the turn of the New Year.

“Combined with the very promising viewing figures from our first ever Women’s Big Bash League broadcast game against the Sixers, which attracted an average national audience of 183,000, I hope this result is more than numbers and is also a reflection of the Scorchers’ ability and proactive desire to play an important role in the Western Australian community,” she told the Scorchers website.

“We have already had more than 8000 boys and girls take part in our junior programs across the summer and it has been heartening to see many of those children attending matches wearing their shirts from those initiatives.

“That is the power of the Big Bash League to the next generation and the Scorchers are proud to be a part of that.”

So far this season close to 40,000 fans have attended the Scorchers’ two Big Bash League games, with an attendance of 20,553 at the club’s season opener falling just shy of the Perth’s home attendance record of 20,783 set in the Big Bash | 03 final against the Hobart Hurricanes.

The Scorchers’ regular season attendance record of 75,327, set in the club’s championship winning season last year, looks likely to be trumped this year thanks to the sell-outs.

Ms Matthews said Perth has also achieved a club membership record this season with more than 5,000 members signed up.

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