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Sharks circling the Sunshine Coast

The Sharks are circling the Sunshine Coast, readying for a blockbuster NRL regional clash during the upcoming Easter weekend.

CEO Dino Mezzatesta, Club legend Paul Gallen and star five eighth Shaun Johnson took in the sights of the popular Queensland holiday destination on Tuesday, but it was business rather than pleasure for the trio as they helped launch the huge round four clash against the North Queensland Cowboys.

NRL returns to the Sunshine Coast in 2021 and for the first time in Club history, the Sharks will feature, playing for premiership points against the Cowboys at the Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday, April 3.

Tickets go on pre-sale to Sharks Members from midday tomorrow (Qld time - 1pm Sydney time), Wednesday, February 10, with sales to the general public available for purchase at 9am (10am Sydney time), next Monday, February 15.

After being forced to cancel the 2020 Sunshine Coast Stadium game, the region was happy to continue its partnership with the Sharks in 2021 and to re-launch what will be an exciting game of football.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the Easter long weekend match provides a great opportunity for footy fans to enjoy a fantastic event experience, at the best time of year on the Sunshine Coast.

“I invite you to get together with family and friends and enjoy an extra-long weekend in our region, enjoying the pristine beaches and lush hinterland on offer,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“Operating at a reduced capacity in line with Queensland Health approvals, we are expecting this match to sell out within days based on how quickly last year’s ticket sales went.”

Gallen was amongst the delegation from the Sharks to visit the Stadium today and launch the ticketing release, the former Cronulla and NSW Blues skipper urging Sharks fans to pack out their Sunshine Coast ‘home away from home’ on April 3.

“The Sharks are very excited to be playing this home game at Sunshine Coast Stadium in 2021 and we really want our Members and fans to get on board and make this venue look and feel just like a Sharks home game,” Gallen said.

“Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to play here during my career, however Sunshine Coast Stadium looks to be a terrific venue for an NRL game, and the Sunshine Coast is a beautiful place.

“I hope local and visiting Sharks Members and fans can be at the game, outnumber the Cowboys supporters and be ready to cheer the Sharks on to a win.”

Ticket prices range from $20 to $75, with family packages on offer.

With members gaining first access to ticketing and travel packages, membership packages in all categories are available, including the Country Interstate option for Queensland and regional Sharks fans. CLICK HERE for membership information and to sign up today!

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