Years ago

"Sea of colour for opening nights"

Reading Boti's recent article, he says:

THE opening nights for NBL games this week will include a sea of home colour with the league joining forces with its clubs to produce local #Hardball T-shirts.

In Adelaide at Titanium Security Arena on Wednesday for example, 5,000 blue 36ers T-shirts with the league's #Hardball hashtag will be waiting for fans, draped across the venue's seating.

To me, this is a super move which shows the NBL - finally - has management that is knowing what it is doing. We see Perth already do this, and apparently Cairns as well, and it looks great on TV. These are the kind of ways you can add to an occasion, and make the NBL look like a better TV production. We often see this kind of stuff in College basketball, and it makes it look way more atmospheric.

Keep an eye out for it, it's little things like this which make the difference between a pumping NBL and a shoddy looking NBL.

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Years ago

I hearing 5000 shirts made and looking at around 3500 expected at the game??

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Years ago

The league can do all they want, but if the sixers dont pull their head out of their ass and actually promote the season no one will know when the games are on. I find out more from mitch creek on twitter then the actual team page...

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Years ago

If they have left over t-shirts, they can use them for giveaways at future games.

But yes, the marketing of the team is still very weak compared to other clubs in the league.

I am interested in the NBL this year and think they've rebounded very well from the start of the off-season, but I'd struggle to care less about the 36ers as a club. (I will be following the players' progress though, just feel zero connection with the club itself.)

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Years ago

Also start time is another 30mins earlier than usual for a weekday game if I remember. Makes it harder to make it.

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Years ago

So from reading all this it appears its full thrusters on for Adelaide 36ers fans this year!!

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Years ago

The club is just sitting back and relying on others to do all the work for them. Larry can only do so much. Still got to help yourself.

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Years ago

Got my shirt tonight - very nice. However, for Saturday's "Sea of Colour", do we wear 36ers blue or tonight's black (or very dark blue) shirts?

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Years ago

How hard is it to get the t shirts to be the same as the 36ers uniforms? thought it would have been the first thing they did...
also I got 3 t shirts (2 for members who couldn't go & 2 are dark blue & 1 is black... weirf

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