CommBank Stadium confirmed to host Rangers v Wanderers blockbuster in Sydney Super Cup

  • CommBank Stadium will host the opening match of the Sydney Super Cup event when home club Western Sydney Wanderers take on famous Scottish club Rangers FC on Wednesday 16 November;
  • The match will be part of a massive three-match series that will also feature a historic match-up between Scottish teams Rangers and Celtic – one of world football’s greatest rivalries – at Accor Stadium on Sunday 20 November;
  • It will be the first time Rangers v Celtic has been played outside of Scotland;
  • Celtic will also play Sydney FC at the new Sydney Football Stadium on Thursday 17 November;
  • The Sydney Super Cup will be a bi-annual football event held in Sydney which will bring some of the world’s biggest clubs to NSW every two years.

Information & tickets at www.sydneysupercup.com.au

Sydney’s stadia infrastructure will be showcased to the world this year with CommBank Stadium, the new Sydney Football Stadium and major events venue Accor Stadium hosting the first instalment of the Sydney Super Cup from 16 – 20 November.

The new four-team mini-series will bring the world’s best football clubs to Sydney in 2022 and 2025 to play A-League clubs Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers, with the inaugural event set to make history as iconic Scottish rivals Celtic FC and Rangers FC play each other outside Scotland for the first time in their 134-year rivalry.

The Western Sydney Wanderers’ first ever football game at CommBank Stadium was against a touring international club in July 2019, when 24,419 fans turned out to witness the clash with Leeds United.

The Wanderers expect to top that attendance record against Scottish giants Rangers.

Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the football event  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 . . . and what better way to start than with a historic rivalry like Rangers and Celtic,” Mr Ayres said.

“This will be the first time in history this iconic match-up 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 a global audience.

“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.

General public tickets for the 2022 Sydney Super Cup games go on sale from 2pm Friday at www.sydneysupercup.com.au.