The NSW Government has secured an exciting four-team football mini-series to be played at Sydney’s Accor Stadium in 2022 and 2025.
Named the Sydney Super Cup, the tournament will feature Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic and fellow Scottish giants Rangers taking on A-League Men sides Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers FC.
In addition, the tournament will host the first-ever Old Firm derby to be played outside of Scotland, with the friendly series set to be played in late November when the Scottish Premiership and the A-League Men seasons are set to break for the World Cup in Qatar, and will be played again in 2025.
Stuart Ayres – Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport and Minister for Western Sydney – hailed the 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,” 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, November 16.