Event Notes: Clipsal 500 Will Be First Of Five V8 Supercars Twilight Events
Adelaide's Clipsal 500 "will be the first of five V8 Supercars events that will shift to a twilight format in 2014." The move "comes as part of a push by the category to get its races in front of a prime-time television audience" (AAP, 11/13). ... Switzerland "will once again host a professional women's golf tournament" in '14. Two years "after the country hosted its women's event, a new second tier Ladies European Tour Access Series tournament will be played in Gams-Werdenberg" from May 2-4. The event will have a prize purse of €30,000 ($40,200) (NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG, 11/13). ... Organizers of the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand announced ticket prices, saying that "they expect more than a million people to attend the tournament's 49 matches." Children's tickets "will be available to all matches including the final," and would start at A$5 ($4.70), while adult tickets begin at A$20 for pool games. Int'l Cricket Council Cricket World Cup 2015 CEO John Harnden said, "We've made sure the event is affordable with more than two third of all tickets A$50 ($47) or under" (AP, 11/13).