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Dark night at Belconnen Basketball Stadium as home games called off

Lachlan Roberts 16 April 2018

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Canberra’s first home games of the SEABL season were left in the dark as a power failure at Belconnen Basketball Stadium forced the games to be called off.

A stadium electrical issue forced both SEABL matches to be cancelled as the Canberra Gunners and Canberra Capitals Academy were due to face their Ballarat opponents on Saturday night (14 April).

The power supply failure caused a row of stadium lights above the basket to blackout, forcing officials to cancel the men’s match against the Ballarat Miners which was due to start around 5:30 pm.

Officials aimed to resolve the problem before the Canberra Capitals Academy’s game against the Ballarat Rush but to no avail.

Basketball ACT is hoping to hear this week whether the South East Australian Basketball League will reschedule the abandoned games against the Ballarat sides.

Officials will hope to avoid another lighting issue when the Gunners and the Capitals Academy host the Geelong Supercats at Belconnen Basketball Stadium next Saturday (April 21).


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