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Hotels set to surge as football legends descend on Sydney

Liverpool Socceroos ANZ stadium

Football fans are being urged to book tickets and accommodation fast for the star-studded football friendly between Liverpool Legends and Socceroos Legends at ANZ Stadium on 7 January, the latest event to be added to Sydney’s Summer of blockbuster events.

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres says the event, which will be held exclusively in Sydney, will attract football fans from all over the country.

“For Liverpool FC fans, football is more than just a game and this match is a unique opportunity to see Jamie Carragher, Ian Rush and Luis Garcia take to the field in a team led by Steven Gerrard, widely considered to be the greatest captain to wear the ‘Reds’ jersey. The ‘Australian Legends’ team will feature Mark Bosnich, Brett Emerton and Tony Popovic,” he said.

“I encourage everyone to book their tickets as soon as possible as this event is set to be one of the year’s greatest football occasions and Sydney hotels will fill fast during this peak travel period,” Ayres said.

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer, Sandra Chipchase said the game is a great reason to book a trip to Sydney at one of the best times of year to visit the city.

“January is a spectacular time in Sydney, with the city’s famous harbour at its shimmering best. Holiday-makers can enjoy refreshing ocean dips, long lunches in the sun and world-class Summer events,” Chipchase said.

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