Event Notes: Fans Allocated 30,000 Tickets For Australian Football League Grand Final
The Australian Football League has "divvied up seats for this year's Grand Final, with more than one in five tickets slated for corporate use." Competing clubs will "split 30,000 tickets," while the Melbourne Cricket Club accounts for 25,000 and the AFL Reserve, "including Medallion Club members, 21,000" (HERALD SUN, 7/16). ... Organizers of the 61st Macau Grand Prix "have made improvements to ensure this year's event is more 'people friendly.'" Macau Grand Prix Coordinator Joao Manuel Costa Antunes said that the event "would have less interference with local people's daily lives and it would try to minimise any disturbances" (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, 7/15). ... The Asian Games' South Korean organizing committee and Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding signed a contract to "sell the Asiad tickets and help promote the biggest sporting event in Asia" (YONHAP, 7/16). ... The next two editions of the Scottish Open will continue to showcase Scotland's links courses with the announcement that Gullane Golf Club and Castle Stuart Golf Links will host the championship in '15 and '16, respectively. In addition to the future venues announcement at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, it was also revealed that, beginning in '15, the Scottish Open will be preceded by a new, 54-hole qualifying tournament for Scottish golfers -- to take place the weekend preceding the Scottish Open -- which will offer six places in the Championship. Further details of the qualification tournament will be announced at a later date (European Tour). ... A senior member of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party said that the party "has compiled a set of proposals to boost the number of foreign tourists in Japan toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by utilizing information technology" (KYODO, 7/16).