Event Notes: Celtic Park To Host Next Month's Scottish League Cup Final
Celtic Park "will host next month's Scottish League Cup final." Aberdeen is due to face Inverness as the first major piece of silverware of the season is contested. Celtic Park "has beaten off competition from Rangers' Ibrox Stadium" (Scotland DAILY RECORD, 2/5). ... Rally Australia "will again have its headquarters at Opal Cove Resort" when the World Rally Championship returns to the New South Wales Coffs Coast in September. The ocean-front resort, seven kilometers north of the Coffs Harbour city center, was also home to the event in '11 and '13 (CRASH, 2/5). ... Ultimate Fighting Championship "will make its return to Abu Dhabi in April, four years after first staging UFC 112 here." The event, UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Nogueira, "will take place April 11 on Yas Island." The headline bout will see American Roy Nelson, UFC’s No. 10 heavyweight, fight Brazilian Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, the No. 13 heavyweight (THE NATIONAL, 2/5). ... With soaring temperatures predicted for Melbourne on Saturday, Racing Victoria officials "have rescheduled the strong Caulfield meeting by starting the opening race at 11am." The possibility of temperatures exceeding 40 degrees (104F) and the prediction of a hot northerly wind "was compelling evidence enough" for RV to compress the meeting by starting at 11am and finishing at 3:20pm (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 2/5).