The Big Bash final is officially the hottest ticket in town, with a record-breaking crowd on the cards for Saturday’s decider at Optus Stadium.
More than 50,000 spectators are expected to pack the Burswood venue to watch the Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat playoff for the BBL12 title.
There has been huge demand for seats in the lead-up, fuelling hopes the Scorchers will crush their current crowd record at the venue of 52,960 fans – which came during a semi-final loss to Hobart in 2018.
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League officials will also be confident they can top the attendance record for a Big Bash decider, which was set in 2016 when 47,672 packed the MCG to watch the Sydney Thunder down the Melbourne Stars.
Corporate packages and allocated members passes are sold out, while a final public allocation of 2000 tickets that went on sale on Friday morning was quickly snapped up.
The crowd will have to contend with searing heat, however.
A top of 38C is forecast for the clash, with thousands of icy poles to be handed out at the gates and fans encouraged to be sun smart.
The Scorchers, the reigning champions and winners of four BBL titles, will battle a Heat side enjoying a remarkable run in the back half of the season.
The Heat have stormed into contention by winning seven of their last eight games and booked their spot in the decider by triumphing in three consecutive away finals.
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