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23 Sep 2015

Loughborough Lightning tickets go on sale

With just over three months to go until the Vitality Netball Superleague gets underway, Loughborough Lightning are pleased to announce that tickets for all 2016 fixtures are now on sale.

Getting their campaign underway on ‘Super Saturday’ at the Genting Arena Birmingham (formerly known at the NEC), Loughborough Lightning, like all of the other Superleague teams, will play their first game on Saturday 30th January.

Following this festival of netball in Birmingham, Lightning will travel to Hertfordshire Mavericks before three back-to-back home games against Celtic Dragons, Manchester Thunder and Surrey Storm.

After multiple sell-outs during the 2015 season, crowd capacity has been increased for 2016, with six out of seven home games taking place in the Sir David Wallace Arena.  Allocated seating will be available at all home games in 2016, as well as the introduction of premium seating, with a free upgrade available to all season ticket holders.

With ticket prices remaining the same as in 2015 and early-bird season tickets also available, now is the perfect time to ensure you’ll be getting behind Loughborough during the season ahead. Game tickets start from just £8 for a full paying adult, with season tickets just £35 until the 30th November.

So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets today by clicking here.


Yorkshire Jets                     v         Lightning                      Saturday 30th January 16:00

Hertfordshire Mavericks      v         Lightning                      Saturday 6th February 18:30

Lightning                           v         Celtic Dragons               Saturday 13th February 18:00

Lightning                           v         Manchester Thunder      Monday 15th February 19:45

Lightning                           v         Surrey Storm                 Saturday 27th February 18:00

Team Northumbria             v         Lightning                       Monday 29th February 19:45

Team Bath                         v         Lightning                       Friday 4th March 19:45

Lightning                           v         Yorkshire Jets                 Saturday 12th March 18:00

Lightning                           v         Herts Mavericks              Monday 28th March 16:00

Celtic Dragons                    v         Lightning                       Monday 21st March 19:45

Surrey Storm                     v         Lightning                       Saturday 2nd April 19:00

Manchester Thunder          v         Lightning                        Saturday 9th April 17:00

Lightning                           v        Team Northumbria          Monday 11th April 19:45

Lightning                           v        Team Bath                      Saturday 23rd April 18:00


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Notes for editors

Article reference number: PR 15/180

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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Loughborough University
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