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ACT Government Considering Multi-Sport 'Canberra Sporting Pass' To Improve Crowds

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 28 / 15

The ACT government will investigate introducing a multi-sport ticket in a bid to "help bring back the Canberra crowds," according to David Polkinghorne of THE AGE. ACT Sports Minister Andrew Barr said that "no one owns" Anzac Day and he wants all football codes to "work together with scheduling to e...

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