COLLEGE FOOTBALL COMES TO SYDNEY
Sydney to host opening match of 2016 NCAA College Football Championships
TEG and TLA Worldwide, alongside the NSW Government, have today announced that Sydney will host the first competition match of the 2016 College Football season. The Australian first will see the University of California, Berkeley (Cal Bears) play the University of Hawaii (Rainbow Warriors), at ANZ Stadium on Saturday, August 27.
The announcement of the game is a fantastic result for Australian sports fans and the city of Sydney, with this being the first time college football has been played in Australia for a regular season match in 30 years. With over 103 million College Football fans in the USA, and more regular viewers than the NRL and AFL Grand Finals, all eyes will be on Sydney as the two teams play in a match that will be known as the Sydney College Football Cup.
College football is a great live spectacle. This competition match will seek to showcase the match day passion and entertainment seen every weekend in the US. Fans will be given the chance to witness one of the world’s greatest sporting experiences – complete with mascots, cheerleaders and marching bands.
Confirmation of the exciting fixture comes at a time when interest in American football in Australia is at an all-time high, particularly with a number of Australian athletes plying their trade in the college football system, including University of Hawaii alumni Scott Harding.
“American football is an amazing game, and I’m so excited that Australians are going to get the chance to see it first hand in beautiful Sydney,” Harding, a former Brisbane Lions and Port Adelaide Australian Rules Footballer, said.