The KFC Big Bash League today announced a new partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Movie World.
The announcement coincided with the release of tickets for BBL|05, expected to be the most heavily attended yet and covering the Christmas school holiday block from December 17 to January 24.
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"The KFC Big Bash League has become a major part of summer for fans of all ages across the past four seasons and BBL|05 is set to be the biggest season yet, not least of all because of our exciting partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Movie World, regarded as one of the biggest family entertainment brands in the world," said Cricket Australia General Manager, Operations, Mike McKenna.
"The BBL is an affordable and fun option for the family, with great atmosphere and plenty of entertainment on and off the field at every match, and we can't wait to see both old and new fans heading along to matches this season."
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Now one of the dominant features of the cricket summer's landscape, the Big Bash has firmly established itself as a staple form of entertainment among Australian families, and organisers have this year announced that fans have the chance to win a family trip to Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast by attending one of their BBL Club's nominated matches.
The more successful the home club is in the first innings, the greater chance fans have of winning; the more sixes they hit or wickets they take, the more families will win the prize.
At each nominated match the league will also be selecting one fan from the crowd to attend the BBL|05 final to represent their BBL club and compete in an on-field competition for the chance to win a family trip to Los Angeles to visit Warner Bros. Studios, the home of 2016 blockbuster movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
As part of the partnership, the January 2 match between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers at the WACA will see the clubs wearing limited edition Batman and Superman playing gear respectively.
Adult tickets to BBL|05 start from $20, kids tickets from $5, and family tickets from $42.50.
Warner Bros. competition matches
Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat at Blundstone Arena, Tues Dec 22
Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers at The WACA, Sat Jan 2
Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers at Adelaide Oval, Tues Jan 5
Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers at The Gabba, Fri Jan 8
Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades at Spotless Stadium, Mon Jan 11
Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat at MCG, Thurs Jan 14
Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder at SCG, Sat Jan 16
Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers at Etihad Stadium, Mon Jan 18
KFC Big Bash League Final, Sun Jan 24, venue TBC