New netball centre scores free travel for fans
The Palaszczuk Government will offer free public transport for fans who pre-purchase tickets to netball events at the Queensland State Netball Centre ahead of the first-ever #Teamgirls Cup this weekend (March 8 to 10).
Member for Toohey Peter Russo said that the free travel period will span from four hours before to four hours after each event and cover all Brisbane City Council buses and Queensland Rail trains (excluding Airtrain).
"We're excited to offer free public transport to customers so they won't miss a minute of the action. Customers simply need to show their pre-purchased event ticket when boarding their service,” Mr Russo said.
"Most ticketed events at this venue are covered by the agreement including all Queensland Firebirds matches. We encourage customers to visit translink.com.au to check the ticketing conditions of their event."
Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said special shuttle buses will also be in operation between the netball centre and Banoon Rail Station, and Eight Mile Plains and Garden City Busway stations for select events.
This is in addition to the many bus routes that service the Mains Road park 'n' ride bus stop, including routes 130 (Drewvale to City), 131 (Parkinson to City), 139 (Sunnybank Hills to University of Queensland), 140 (Browns Plains to City), P137 (Sunnybank Hills to City), and P151 (Calamvale to City).
"Between free buses, trains, and the new multi-storey Mains Road park 'n' ride, netball fans will be spoiled for transport options," Mr Bailey said.
Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said the free travel agreement highlights how easy it will be to experience all the excitement at Queensland’s new, state-of-the-art home of netball.
“There is nothing better than the thrill of being at live sport, that’s why we built the new facility. I can all but guarantee if you show up this weekend you’ll be more likely to take up playing yourself!" Mr de Brenni said.
“Netball is often said to be at the frontier of next level fan engagement and the new #TeamGirls Cup initiative matched with free travel options proves it.”
Netball Queensland CEO Catherine Clark said she is delighted with the new TransLink agreement.
“The announcement is a huge off-court win for fans and spectators. The Queensland State Netball Centre is a truly world class arena and we want as many people as possible to experience all that it has to offer,” Ms Clark said.
“We are thrilled that spectators can now travel to the game for free. It is yet another example of how our new home will benefit our loyal netball and Firebirds family.”
For more information on public transport, visit the TransLink website translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30, anytime.