Beckham factor will see Queenslands Suncorp Stadium full to capacityOctober 16th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney , Oct 16 (ANI): England soccer star, who now plays for LA Galaxy, is expected to fill the Brisbane ‘’s Suncorp Stadium to its capacity, when he plays in an exhibition match on December 11 for the Queensland Roar club.
Besides, tickets rates have been reduced to 17.50 dollars for children and 35 dollars for adults to help fill the stadium.
Beckhams presence had drawn a crowd of 80,000 to Sydney s ANZ Stadium late last year when the Galaxy went down 5-3 to Sydney FC despite a signature goal from the former England captain.
Roar officials and Queensland Sports Minister Judy Spence said that despite the international World Cup qualifier attracting a less than expected crowd of 34,000 last night, she was confident the Beckham factor would fill up the stands.
There will be a lot of people who have never been to a soccer match who are going to come and watch David Beckham play its amazing to have someone like him in our backyard, the Daily Telegraph quoted her as saying.
Suncorp Stadium general manager Paul Sergeant said LA Galaxy management were impressed with what Brisbane had to offer. Suncorp Stadium is arguably the finest rectangle stadium in this part of the world, if not the world. There’’s some fantastic (training) facilities down at Ballymore and the QRU have been very very supportive and very very accommodating in making them welcome, and likewise with the hotels around town, he said.
Sergeant defended Beckham’’s playing record with his new team against suggestions the England star may pull out of the Brisbane game. If you look at his playing history, the Galaxy has had 28 games and hes played 24 of them. The only four he has missed is because of international duties. I think it’’s a little bit of a hypothetical question at the moment. He’’s in good health, he’’s in good condition and he’’s playing very, very well, he said. (ANI)
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