Estimated $1.7 million boost to local economy after Council welcomes Sydney FC to Jubilee Stadium

20/07/2018

The Georges River community is set to benefit from an injection of an estimated $1.7 million to the local economy following the announcement that Council has reached an agreement with Sydney FC to host seven home games at Kogarah’s Jubilee Stadium from November this year.

Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene said that the matches will not only result in an immediate economic boost at the events, but will also help support the local economy through increased spending at local businesses.

“After resuming management of Jubilee Stadium in 2017, Council adopted the position of sharing the facility with other sporting codes, culminating in this arrangement with Sydney FC.

“We’re thrilled to bring all the excitement of Sydney FC to the Georges River community, while the announcement is also fantastic news for the local economy.

“This boost reflects the estimated total visitor spend over the seven matches of $1 million, plus the estimated associated flow-on economic impact of an additional $700,000 to the local economy.

“It’s also projected that the increase in local spending will result in direct increase in local jobs,” he added.

Council will soon be publishing its first ever Economic Development Strategy which will outline focus areas for further opportunities for economic growth.

For more information, please visit call 9330 6400.

EVENT DETAILS

Round 5 - Sydney FC vs Melbourne Victory Sunday 25 November 2018, 5.00pm

Round 7 - Sydney FC vs Wellington Phoenix Saturday 8 December 2018, 5.35pm

Round 10 - Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar Saturday 29 December 2018, 7:50pm

Round 11 - Sydney FC Central vs Coast Mariners Friday 4 January 2019, 7:50pm

Round 13 - Sydney FC vs Adelaide United Sunday 13 January 2019, 6:00pm

Round 14 - Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets Saturday 19 January 2019, 5.35pm

Round 17 - Sydney FC vs Melbourne City FC Sunday, 3 February 2019, 5:00pm