Spark Arena to hold ANZ Premiership grand final

The Northern Mystics have all-but confirmed a place in the grand final. ANDREW CORNAGA/PHOTOSPORT

Netball New Zealand have confirmed the ANZ Premiership grand final will be played at Spark Arena in Auckland on Sunday August 8.

The season decider is part of the competition’s finals series which sees the second and third placed teams face off in the elimination final, with the winner meeting the minor premiers in the grand final.

The announcement is good news for the Auckland-based Northern Mystics, who are five points clear at the top of the table with just three rounds to go before the finals.

There’s also a possibility the grand final could be an all-Auckland affair with the Stars currently second in the standings, one point ahead of the Southern Steel.

The elimination final will be held on Sunday August 1 and will be hosted by the team which finishes the season second in the standings.

“We are extremely excited about bringing the Grand Final to Spark Arena which will allow for a fantastic celebration of the season decider,” ANZ Premiership Commissioner Kate Agnew said.

“With this season so closely contested we look forward to watching as teams make a run towards the Finals Series and earn the right to lift the ANZ Premiership trophy.”

Tickets for the grand final will go on public sale next week, while the elimination final fixture will be confirmed at the conclusion of the regular season.

AT A GLANCE

2021 ANZ Premiership Finals Series

Elimination Final (2nd v 3rd)

Sunday August 1 at 4.20pm

Hosted by second placed team at the end of regular season

Grand Final

Sunday August 8 at 3.30pm

Spark Arena, Auckland

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