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NSW Bids To Make Sydney The Permanent Home For A-League Grand Final

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 22 / 17

Sydney "could become the permanent home of the A-League grand final" as part of a NSW government plan to bid for the hosting rights for the competition's decider, "regardless of the teams competing," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Discussions have reportedly taken place wit...

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Wellington Downplays Reports

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Gold Coast Hurt By Salary Cap Constraints

Australian Football League side Gold Coast Suns' prospects of reaching its full potential in '16 "have been hamstrung by salary cap constraints," according to Caroline Wilson of THE AGE. The AFL "will not meet the struggling fledgling club's cash-flow shortfalls in order to allow the Suns to call on ...

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NBL Getting Greater Media Exposure

The resurgence in media attention following the NBL's broadcast deal with Fox Sports is "the result of a steady lift in the quality and quantity of basketball coverage across several platforms in recent years," according to Paul Suttor of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Websites and social media acc ...

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NRL CEO Dave Smith Steps Down

National Rugby League CEO Dave Smith has stepped down "after three polarising years at the head of the sport's richest competition," according to Ian Ransom of REUTERS. The NRL said that the Wales-born former banker "will finish his contract on Nov. 30" and Australian Rugby League Commission Chair J ...

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ARU 'Eager' For World Cup Return

The Australian Rugby Union is "fighting to avoid being blown into World Cup oblivion" as CEO Bill Pulver conceded that Australia "might not host rugby's showpiece event until 2031 unless they launch a late bid to win rights to the tournament before then," according to Chris Dutton of the SYDNEY MORN ...

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New Allianz Stadium Offers Two Modes

The proposed new arena to replace Allianz Stadium "will include giant LED light screens to create a more intimate atmosphere for club games that attract smaller than capacity crowds," according to the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. There has been concern the stadium that would hold at least 55,000 spectato ...

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AFL Reports Record Participation

The Australian Football League "is 'up for the battle' with soccer and views football as the 'sport of choice' for all Australians" after announcing record participation levels in '15, according to Ronny Lerner of THE AGE. With 1,247,575 people "participating either in AFL programs or football compe ...

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Three A-League Sides Hope To Stay At Home

A-League side Sydney FC, National Rugby League side Sydney Roosters and Super Rugby side New South Wales Waratahs will press for Allianz Stadium to be redeveloped in a way that “allows them to stay put during several years of renovations, rather than be forced to find alternative venues,&rdquo ...

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Aussie Cricketers Pledge $14M

In an unprecedented move, 100 of Australia’s elite cricketers "have joined together to pledge" A$20M ($14.5M) toward the growth of cricket in the country, according to Carly Adno of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The funds "are being allocated through the Australian Cricketers’ Association ...

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Penske Has Sights On V8 Supercars

Roger Penske "is doubling his interest in V8 Supercars" -- with a Bathurst 1000 win said to be "part of the allure," according to Nick Walshaw of the HERALD SUN. Penske announced that he "will be running  two cars next season -- one of which will be driven by new signing Fabian Coulthard." V8 S ...

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