You can expect to see a splash of Hollywood when the Brisbane Heat take to the field for the Big Bash League this Summer, with the cricket team joining forces with the Gold Coast’s Village Roadshow Theme Parks.
The exciting new partnership was announced by Brisbane Heat General Manager Andrew McShea and Village Roadshow Theme Parks Chief Operating Officer, Bikash Randhawa, at Warner Bros. Movie World today.
It comes just weeks after it was revealed the Brisbane Heat had established a three-year commitment to play BBL matches at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast – read more here.
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“Village Roadshow Theme Parks are leaders in world class family entertainment and as the Brisbane Heat, that is certainly something we strive to deliver each summer in the BBL,’’ Mr McShea said of the new partnership.
“We’re looking forward to working with the team at Village Roadshow on a range of joint promotions and offers for Heat fans as well as a few really exciting surprises at our home games at the Gabba and at Metricon Stadium during the summer holidays.”
The sponsorship with the Heat extends across all of Village Roadshow Theme Parks on the Gold Coast, featuring Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild, Paradise Country, Australian Outback Spectacular, Top Golf and Sea World Resort & Water Park.
The Heat’s own ‘batman’ Chris Lynn said he was already a fan of the partnership and eagerly anticipating the chance to play additional home games on the Gold Coast.
“I like my golf and Topgolf already puts a smile on my face when I drive one down the middle, but what also puts a smile on my face is walking out onto the Gabba to see my mates, the families, the kids and all who support the Heat and enjoy the BBL, so to have this partnership now is great,’’ he said.
“As much as I love playing at the Gabba, I’m really keen to test out the Gold Coast and see what it has to offer. We always have plenty of supporters come up from the Coast and so it will be exciting to play at Metricon Stadium and hopefully grab a few more home wins there to top it off.
“I’m pretty pumped to be in the same team as Batman actually. He was a hero of mine when I was a kid so it will be fun to hit a few around and maybe get him smiling too,’’ Lynn said.