FFA & Nab Announce Sydney Olympic Park Live Site
Already pegged as the sporting event of the year, the Powerade Series FIFA World Cup Qualifying clash against Uruguay on Wednesday 16 November is set to get even bigger. Football Federation Australia in partnership with their newest sponsor National Australia Bank and Sydney Olympic Park today announced plans to create a live site located in the pr
Already pegged as the sporting event of the year, the Powerade Series FIFA World Cup Qualifying clash against Uruguay on Wednesday 16 November is set to get even bigger. Football Federation Australia in partnership with their newest sponsor National Australia Bank and Sydney Olympic Park today announced plans to create a live site located in the precinct of Telstra Stadium.
Football fans who are not amongst the lucky 82,000 inside the stadium will now have the another opportunity to share in the experience. A 7m x 4m super screen will broadcast the Australia v Uruguay do-or-die World Cup Qualifier game live up to an additional 12,000 Qantas Socceroo fans at Telstra Stadium.
John O-Neill, Chief Executive Officer, Football Federation Australia commented, “The roar from the cumulative crowd gathered at Telstra Stadium will be deafening and an amazing morale booster for our team.
“We hope that football fans will agree that the live site is an excellent plan B for those unable to get a ticket to the game and that it will enhance the match experience and electrifying atmosphere for everyone on the night.”
As Qantas Socceroo fans wait for the kick off at 8pm they will be entertained by a live band, there will also be food stalls and two big bars to ensure everyone-s firing on all cylinders when it comes time to cheer on our national team.
Crowd reactions will be filmed and beamed live to the super screen via the National Australian Bank Fan-Cam, with fans being tested on their Socceroo and match-related knowledge to win prizes throughout the night. The best-dressed Socceroo supporters in gear such as wigs, jerseys, face paint and flags will also be sought out by the Fan-Cam and awarded prizes for their patriotic efforts.
Ahmed Fahour, Executive Director and CEO Australia, National Australia Bank said, “As the Socceroos newest sponsor, this live site at Telstra Stadium is a great opportunity for us to immediately give something unique and exclusive to Australian football fans.
“We hope the news of the live site is an immediate boost to fans who previously were disheartened by not being able to buy a ticket.”
The live site will open from 5pm and be located at the eastern end of The Overflow, Sydney Olympic Park.
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