The 30,000-seat Western Sydney Stadium is nearing completion, with fresh turf being laid last week. The new stadium has been renamed Bankwest Stadium in a seven-year naming rights deal understood to be worth as much as $17m.
The Newcastle Jets trace their history back to the year 2000, when Newcastle United FC was formed to represent the Hunter region of NSW in the National Soccer League (NSL) following the demise of the Newcastle Breakers. United played four seasons in the NSL until the competition was dissolved, with the A-League subsequently launched as its successor in 2005. Newcastle were one of three former NSL clubs issued a license to join the new league. The club rebadged itself as the Jets in reference to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base located at Williamtown just north of the city.
As Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) continues its renaissance, five teams have confirmed pre-season match ups in North America against the best the NBA can offer.
The Canberra Raiders (NRL) and ACT Brumbies (Super Rugby) could be the beneficiaries of a new National Sport Plan to be released by the Australian Government in coming weeks.
The pitch for the Boxing Day Test between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has officially been rated as “poor,” unprecedented for stadiums in Australia. The match referee submitted the rating to the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the match, which ended in a draw.
Here at the Australian base of Stadium Journey we’re excited to see the new website live, with content growing every day! We’re equally pleased to be returning with our regular roundup of stadium news, the Australian Turnstiles.