Saturday News Headlines – March 11th, 2017
- JLT Series: GWS Giants d North Melbourne: Crowd: 3,997 @ Manuka Oval
- JLT Series: Fremantle d Carlton: Crowd: 6,639 @ Domain Stadium
- AFLW: Fremantle v Carlton – 6,639 (double header)
- A three-year, naming-rights deal worth more than $1 million struck by St Kilda will see Moorabbin renamed RSEA Park as the Saints put the finishing touches to fund their $30 million move back to the future.
- ST KILDA coach Alan Richardson says players and coaches will contribute to the club’s new world-class facilities at Moorabbin. ST KILDA coach Alan Richardson says players and coaches will contribute to the club’s new world-class facilities at Moorabbin. A further $2.4 million is required for the renamed RSEA Park.
- Manuka Oval has a new name,
AFL Victoria welcomes Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ announcement of a $12 million investment for a range of projects and programs in the Latrobe Valley. The landmark announcement will see the Victorian Government commit to a $3 million redevelopment at Moe’s Ted Summerton Reserve and $4 million upgrade at Morwell Recreation ReserveThe Suns believe they are being short-changed to the tune of up to $1 million each year because of a poor stadium deal. To turn a dollar at Metricon, Gold Coast needs attendances over 13,000, the break-even point. The Suns pay more for police to work the ground than the policing cost at the Gabba.
- A-League: Sydney d Central Coast: Crowd: 11,148 @ Allianz Stadium
- NRL: Cowboys d Broncos: Crowd: 47,703 @ Suncorp Stadium
- NRL: Storm d Warriors: Crowd: 9,811 @ Mt Smart Stadium
- New Zealand pay-television broadcaster Sky Sport has taken the rights to comprehensively cover the 2017 Rugby League World Cup which is co-hosted by Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea from October 27 to December 2.
- Super Rugby: Brumbies v Force: Crowd: 8,647 @ GIO Stadium
- Super Rugby: Chiefs v Hurricanes Crowd: 15,521 at FMG Waikito
- Australian Super Rugby side ACT Brumbies have announced a new partnership with the University of Canberra for the first time in three years. The new one-year deal will see the university’s branding move to the back of the Brumbies’ matchday jerseys for the 2017 Super Rugby season.
- Facebook strikes soccer streaming deal with MLS & Univision, in a blueprint it could use to get at other big rights
- The WNBL’s three-match grand final series between the Sydney University Flames and Dandenong Rangers will be streamed live on Facebook as part of a partnership with Sportscast Australia. The matches take place on March 17-19.