The South Sydney Rabbitohs will be the only NRL Club to be involved in three double headers scheduled to kick off Season 2018, with the NRL announcing an ANZ Stadium blockbuster double header for round three next year against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.
The Rabbitohs are set to take on the Sea Eagles in a home game alongside an Eels vs Sharks clash, the first NRL premiership double header at ANZ Stadium since 2008.
The round three double header fixture at ANZ Stadium is in addition to the Wigan Warriors hosting the Rabbitohs in a pre-season double header at the same venue alongside the Dragons and Hull FC, as well as the round one double header at the new Perth Stadium which will see the Rabbitohs take on the Warriors and the Bulldogs doing battle with the Storm.
Rabbitohs CEO Blake Solly says these new initiatives are very exciting for the Club and its Members.
“One of the key messages we get from our Members is that they want better value from their Memberships and initiatives such as playing in double headers and giving our Members more access to more games is one step in trying to achieve that for them,” Mr Solly said.
“Pending the outcome of the NRL draw which will be released in the coming weeks, our Ticketed Members could have access to as many as 15 or 16 NRL games with their Membership, plus discounted tickets to other away games throughout the season including the international double header against Wigan.
“From past experience, the atmosphere at double headers is electric and it proves to be a great event for all of the family.
“We’ve been working hard with ANZ Stadium and the other tenant clubs on more initiatives to address many of our Members’ concerns such as transport, food and beverage prices, scheduling of games, so we’re confident that our Members will see better value in their Memberships than ever before.
“We’re all looking forward to being part of these double header game days and we’re also looking forward to seeing the red and green army out in force. We’ve already signed up over 15,000 Members for next season as we head towards out target of 30,000 and these double header game days give our Members a great opportunity to show they are the most passionate in the game.”