World’s fastest man to play A-League game in Campbelltown
Football fans will watch the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, in action on the field when he heads to Campbelltown Sports Stadium to play in an A-League pre-season match on Friday 12 October.
Bolt and the Central Coast Mariners will play a South West National Premier League Invitational team at 7.30pm, with gates open from 6.30pm.
The game is a coup for Campbelltown Sports Stadium showcasing one of the few opportunities for the public to see Bolt’s skills in a bid to win an A-League contract, in a full trial match capacity.
Campbelltown Sports Stadium has recently showcased a number of A-League and Asian Champions League matches, where it could also become the home ground of a future Macarthur South West Sydney A-League team from 2019.
The Football Federation Australia board is expected to decide by October 31 which two bids will be chosen to join the expanded A-League from the 2019-20 season.
Campbelltown Mayor, Cr George Brticevic, said watching Bolt, an eight-time Olympic gold medallist, play his final A-League pre-season game in Campbelltown before the start of the regular season would be a great opportunity for football fans and the entire community.
“This game is a chance to showcase that our community supports an A-League team playing at Campbelltown Sports Stadium and highlights the merits of our combined Macarthur South West Sydney A-League bid for an A-League licence,’’ he said.
“It will also showcase that our stadium is an ideal home for an A-League side and it is already a proven venue to host these fixtures.
“If our bid for a Macarthur South West Sydney A-League team is successful, our community can expect to watch over 14 A-League games played at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.’’
Cr Brticevic said watching Bolt play at Campbelltown Sports Stadium would also inspire local football players, fans and children as well as his legion of fans around the world.
In 2017, Campbelltown Sports Stadium hosted Western Sydney Wanderers Asian Champions League group stage matches and has regularly hosted A-League, W-League and FFA Cup matches since 2012.
Tickets are priced from $10. Purchase tickets from Ticketek at ticketek.com.au.