Sydney has kicked another goal as Australia’s home of football with the new Sydney Football Stadium, Accor Stadium and CommBank Stadium set to host the historic first installment of the Sydney Super Cup later this year, from 16 – 20 November.
The new four-team mini-series will bring the world’s best football clubs to Sydney in 2022 and 2025 to play A-League clubs Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers, with the inaugural event set to make history as iconic Scottish rivals Celtic FC and Rangers FC play each other outside Scotland for the first time in their 134-year rivalry.
Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said this was a great coup for Sydney.
“Sydney will be showcased to the globe with the world’s best clubs coming out to play our hometown heroes in the Sydney Super Cup. And what better way to start than with a historic rivalry like Rangers and Celtic,” Mr Ayres said.
“This will be the first time in history this iconic matchup has been played outside of Scotland, so this will be a huge attraction for football fans domestically and abroad.
“With three big matches played over five nights, visiting football fans will have an opportunity for an extended stay in the Harbour City, enjoying our vast cultural offerings, and vibrant hospitality and nightlife in one of the world’s great sporting cities.
“The benefits for our city and state will be huge, as we look to bring visitors back to Sydney by creating a regular blockbuster bi-annual event that will showcase our city, our local teams and our world-class stadiums to a global audience.
“The NSW Government is focused on delivering marquee events like the Sydney Super Cup that capture the world’s attention, drive the NSW visitor economy and build Sydney’s reputation as the major events capital of the Asia Pacific.”
The NSW Government has secured the Sydney Super Cup for 2022 and 2025 through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW in partnership with TEG Live.
The 2022 Sydney Super Cup kicks off on Wednesday 16 November, with tickets going on sale to the general public on Friday 18 March at www.sydneysupercup.com.au.