NSW is Australia’s undisputed home of major sporting events, with the State set to host more than double that of Victoria in 2016.
Figures released by Sportsyear Report 2016 shows NSW has secured 24 major sporting events including College Football, two State of Origin matches and the Bledisloe Cup in the upcoming year.
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government is unashamedly committed to bringing the world’s biggest and best sporting content to the State.
“Many of these events are staples of the NSW sporting calendar, and many we have worked extremely hard to secure through the tireless work of the State’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW,” Mr Ayres said.
“NSW continues to be Australia’s biggest draw card when it comes to attracting sports looking to showcase their product on a global stage. NSW is quite simply Australia’s home ground.”
Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said NSW is set to deliver yet another packed major events calendar in 2016.
“NSW is a sports lover’s paradise and in the coming year there is something for everyone. We have the Sydney Sevens rugby, FAST4 tennis, American College Football, WRC Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour, the State of Origin, Bledisloe Cup, Bathurst 1000, World Baseball Classic qualifier, Australian Open Golf and so much more,” Ms Chipchase said.
“These events attract thousands of visitors, providing a boost to local hotels, restaurants and businesses and growing the NSW visitor economy.”
The Indian Telegraph Sydney Australia