New International Football Event To Bring Historic Derby To Sydney
Wednesday 2 March 2022 1:30pm
The NSW Government has secured an exciting new international football event, which will see some of the world’s best football clubs playing in Sydney in 2022 and 2025.
The Sydney Super Cup is a new four-team football mini-series featuring two high profile international teams against Sydney’s A-League clubs, Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers FC.
The inaugural event is set to make history with traditional Scottish rivals Celtic FC and Glasgow Rangers FC coming out to play their first ever derby outside of Scotland in the 134-year history of the world-famous rivalry.
Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said this was a great coup for Sydney.
“Sydney has kicked another goal as Australia’s home of football with the world’s best clubs coming out to play our hometown heroes in the Sydney Super Cup. What better way to start than with a historic rivalry like the Celtic vs Rangers derby,” Mr Ayres said.
“This will be the first time in history this iconic matchup has been played outside of Scotland, so this will be a huge attraction for football fans domestically and abroad.
"With three big matches played over five nights, visiting football fans will have an opportunity for an extended stay in the Harbour City, enjoying our vast cultural offerings and vibrant hospitality and nightlife in one of the world’s great sporting cities.
“The benefits for our city and state will be huge, as we look to bring visitors back to Sydney by creating a regular blockbuster bi-annual event that will showcase our city, our local teams and our world-class stadiums to the rest of world.
“The NSW Government is focused on delivering marquee events like the Sydney Super Cup that capture the world’s attention, drive the NSW visitor economy and build Sydney’s reputation as the major events capital of the Asia Pacific.”
The NSW Government has secured the Sydney Super Cup for 2022 and 2025 through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW in partnership with TEG Live.
The 2022 Sydney Super Cup kicks off on Wednesday 16 November. More information about this event and ticket sales will be released soon.