Ending months of speculation within the AIHL community, the Sydney Bears have announced that they are relocating to Penrith Ice Palace in 2015.
The Sydney Bears have announced that they are relocating to Penrith Ice Palace for the 2015 season, ending months of speculation about where the Bears will call home. As AIHL fans would already know, the 2014 home of the Bears, Sydney Ice Arena, has been the result of much discussion as the venue is sitting on land that has been earmarked for redevelopment as a part of the Norwest development near Baulkham Hills. At the time of the announcement of the move by the Bears, the future of Sydney Ice Arena is still unknown with ongoing meetings being held between the developers and the local council.
The move to Penrith for 2015 is not the first time that the Bears have played at the venue. The Bears were the Goodall Cup champions in 2007 after defeating the Newcastle North Stars in overtime 4-3. With the venue now confirmed for 2015, the Bears finally do not have to worry about being a team without a home. Season Memberships & Sponsor Packages will be announced shortly.
All Sydney Bears home games will commence at 5pm. Game Day ticket prices are:
- Adults: $20
- Children/Concessions: $10
- Family: (2 Adults/2 Children): $50
Penrith Ice Palace is located in the suburb of Jamisontown and is a short drive from the Mulgoa Road exit of the M4 Motorway which provides access to/from the Sydney CBD, Sydney Airport & the Blue Mountains. There is also a local bus service to/from Penrith railway station for fans using public transport. For visiting teams and their fans, there is a motel within walking distance of the arena and ample entertainment venues located nearby after games.