British Premier League soccer star illuminating Perth

The four English Premier League clubs will create a football fever in Western Australia (WA) when they play in Perth in July this year as part of their pre-season tour.

Leeds United will face Crystal Palace on July 22nd and Manchester United will face Aston Villa on Saturday, July 23rd. Both take place at the iconic Optus Stadium.

According to the Government of Western Australia release On Thursday, all four clubs will convene top teams and tour other states as part of their pre-season warm-up.

Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parrish Said The Perth fixture promises to be a great climax for landmark tours, including Melbourne.

“We are already very excited to visit Melbourne and are equally pleased with the opportunity to play in front of supporters in the wonderful city of Perth at the impressive Optus Stadium,” he said. ..

“The connection with Australia is highly regarded and we have been joining the Socceroos fans for many years to support shared stars such as Mile Jedinak and Tony Popovic.

“This tour gives us the rare opportunity to take the palace to a place we’ve never played in 160 years of history in an area with a great passion for the Premier League,” he said. Told.

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Crystal Palace President Steve Parish is watching ahead of the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace on April 7, 2018 at Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England. (Photo courtesy of Alex Morton / Getty Images)

The match is expected to attract thousands of visitors from both the interstate highway and abroad, support local jobs and businesses, and inject millions of dollars into Western Australia’s economy.

In addition, extensive global media coverage will promote the state and introduce Perth to millions of sports fans around the world.

WA Premier Mark Magawan Said Perth is a vibrant city with world-class sports infrastructure and is ideal for hosting such large-scale events.

“Our city has a history of hosting iconic sporting events. The state government is pleased to bring these superstars to the English Premier League club in Perth and continue this tradition.” He said.

“This is another major boost to our tourism and hospitality sector, taking advantage of Perth and Western Australia’s reputation as a safe and attractive destination for visitors looking for a unique experience. Will be. “

This is the first tour of Perth in Crystal Palace and Aston Villa, but the match celebrates the return of Manchester United and Leeds United, who successfully completed their pre-season tour in 2019. ($ 11.7 million) visitor spending.

Former Crystal Palace defender Jeff Hopkins, who is currently coaching Melbourne Victory Women, said the Premier League is huge in Australia.

“You will be amazed at the welcome, interest and excitement that the game creates in Perth. I am confident that Optus Stadium is truly special and will be a great experience for players,” he said. Said..

On other tours around Australia, Manchester United will take part in the Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace on July 15th and 19th at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, while Leeds United and Aston Villa will take part in the Queensland Champions Cup to play against each other. to hold. , And against Brisbane Roar.

The Champions Cup will be held from July 14th to 20th and will be played in three locations: Gold Coast, Brisbane and Townsville.

Steve Milne


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