MBA action returns to Mildura Sporting Precinct

Mildura Basketball Association (MBA) games will return to the Mildura Sporting Precinct this Monday as the Association launches into its 2022 winter competition.

Councillor for Recreation and Events Mark Eckel said the addition of yet another major regular sporting competition at the precinct followed the introduction of additional seating.

“Our staff have been working closely with the Mildura Basketball Association to ensure everything is in readiness for the start of their winter competition, including purchasing additional bench seats, bringing the total indoor seating to more than 800,” Cr Eckel said.

“Stage 2 is looking to increase this number further through a flexible seating system that can be used in Court Hall 1,” Cr Eckel said.

“The Mildura Basketball Association have been great to work with as we strive to ensure the move to their home at our region’s newest and best sporting venue meets their needs.

“It’s been fantastic to see the level of activity at the precinct from a whole range of sporting groups since it opened, not least of which was last weekend’s SFNL debut, and MBA competition will only add to that.”

MBA President Leigh Anderson said teams were looking forward to returning to the precinct next week.

“It’s great to see the improvements that have been put in place, which have made a big difference, and our players are keen to get back on court and make the most of their new home for the winter competition,” Mr Anderson said.

Cr Eckel said with the recent announcement that local business King Construction Group will build Stage 2 of the precinct, there were a host of additional features planned.

“Aside from accommodating new sports including squash and beach volleyball, and the addition of outdoor netball courts, Stage 2 will include even more indoor seating,” he said.

“More broadly, our key focus is to ensure the precinct caters for the community and we’ll continue working with the MBA around their corporate seating options

“As has been the case in the past, new facilities exponentially drive up memberships as can be seen by current numbers.”