Sports Industry News – Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Attendance on February 4th (thanks to @au_sport)

  • 2nd Test: Australia d Sri Lanka (d4). Crowd: 2,004 @ Manuka Oval
  • NBL: Illawarra Hawks d Cairns Taipans. Crowd: 2,273 @ WIN Entertainment Centre




  • Fox Cricket audiences for the BBL averaging 195,000 per match this season.
  • With 1 match to go in Round 13 of the 2018-19 BBL season, attendances are down 16% on average to 21,153 compared to last year. Total crowds are up 67,973 – but with an additional 11 matches played.,




Infrastructure Notes

  • Spending on Melbourne Park (Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Arena, Margaret Court Arena and surrounds) will pass $1.13 billion this year since it opened in 1988. Over the same period upgrades to the MCG have cost the government about $120-150 million (out of $660m – the rest funded by MCC loans), Aami Park costing another $268 million, and upgrades to Docklands another $225 million.

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