Get the most out of a Summer of sport in Sydneyby Claire J. Content Manager
With the AFL and NRL having drawn to a close for another year, the days are getting longer and the nights are heating up. That can only mean one thing – a big summer of sport is on the way! From a packed schedule of test cricket to the passion and drama of the A-League, there’s no better time of year to get the mates together for an afternoon at the game.
Australians love making a day of the action, and that includes preparing pre-game – how you decide to travel to and from the venue can save you a ton of money. Consider parking nearby with the help of Parkhound, who can help you find a cheap and easy parking space to utilise, no matter where the game is!
Cricket – New Year’s Test and Big Bash League
A staple in the Sydney sporting schedule, the New Year’s Test at the SGC is one of the finest sporting spectacles the city has to offer. From the first ball to the last, there’s always a party atmosphere regardless of who the Aussies are playing.
With our Trans-Tasman brothers providing the opposition this year, there’s gonna be a bumper crowd on hand, especially on Day 3 with the stadium awash with pink for Jane McGrath Day. If you can’t wait that long, however, there’s plenty of high-octane Big Bash League action taking place all summer, with both the Sydney Sixers and Thunder gunning for the title.
A-League – Season 19/20 is underway!
Are you of the belief that Sydney is Sky Blue, or do you sing for the Wanderers? Whether you’re heading to leafy Leichhardt Oval to see reigning premiers Sydney FC, or traveling to the shiny new Bankwest Stadium to see the Western Sydney Wanderers, the football comes thick and fast over the Christmas period.
We recommend you plan ahead and get to the game well before kick-off to experience the sights and sounds of two huge clubs and their supporters showing their support – there's nothing like it in Australia!
Tennis – Experience the first ever ATP Cup
Why should Melbourne get all the fun with the Australian Open? Sydney, along with Brisbane and Perth, will play host to the first ever ATP Cup in January, with 24 countries competing across 10 days.
While local boys Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur will fly the flag for Australia, all eyes will be on Rafael Nadal (Spain), Novak Djokovic (Serbia) and Roger Federer (Switzerland) as they battle it out for international glory.
Basketball – Hoop it up with the Kings
With the profile of basketball at its highest ever, there’s no better time to take in some hoops action in Sydney. The Sydney Kings, led by former NBA star Andrew Bogut, play their games at the picturesque Qudos Bank Arena, with a couple of big names in town over the summer period.
With the addition of potential NBA draft picks LaMelo Ball and RJ Hampton, the arrivals of the Illawarra Hawks and New Zealand Breakers are not to be missed. Get in early to experience some of the best basketball in your own backyard.
Rugby – Join in Sydney’s biggest sporting party at the Rugby 7’s
Now at its new home of Bankwest Stadium, the HSBC Sydney 7’s return for another year of blisteringly fast rugby action. Witness some of the best rugby players on the planet strutting their stuff over two days of fun and excitement in early February.
With plenty of live music, costumes, dancing and other activities in the precinct, there’s no better way to make a weekend of your ultimate rugby experience!
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