The Stars are anticipating a bumper crowd at Pulman Arena for their ANZ Premiership season opener following the success of their innovative “Pay What You Can” round.

In a bid to give back to the community, tickets for the April 14th game against the Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse have been on sale with prices ranging from $2 to $100.

Stars General Manager Jane Bennett says the initiative has been implemented to try and attract new fans and also give everyone in the community a chance to enjoy the thrill of a live netball game.

“We looked at our team values and the importance of our community and wanted to make our games more accessible and have more people experience them.  It is also an opportunity to gain momentum early on in the season and have fans enjoy our games and want to come back”

The response from fans has been fantastic, with the game close to a sell out.

Bennett says fans have really bought into the ethos of the initiative.

“Times are tough financially and people have to choose how they spend their money and things like this often can’t be a priority which we get.” Bennett explained.

“There are a lot of people who have chosen to purchase the more expensive tickets and it looks like people are leaving the cheaper tickets for those who can only afford that amount, so it’s really cool to see the community living by the values and intent of what the game is about.”

The Stars are grateful for the support from Bruce Pulman Park, who have played a big part in making this initiative to happen.

"It's our pleasure to partner with the Stars to provide the complimentary use of the courts to reduce the expenses for this game, ensuring everyone can join in the excitement. We’re making this season unforgettable together!” Bruce Pulman Park CEO Mohamed Mansour said.

Tickets can be purchased here

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