Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Council Takes Bull by Horns in Quest for Bigger Events

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Council Takes Bull by Horns in Quest for Bigger Events

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Dominic Geiger

dominic.geiger@dailymercury.com.au

MACKAY Regional Council has taken the bull by the horns in its quest to attract bigger and better events to Virgin Australia Stadium.

This September more than 5000 red-blooded residents are expected to buy tickets to the very best in man versus beast entertainment when Professional Bull Riders adds Mackay to its circuit.

It will be the first time Mackay is included in the circuit, which also visits Brisbane, Townsville, Newcastle, Tamworth and Sydney.

The council's convention precinct and events manager Mark Fawcett said the city had a long history supporting similar events.

"Rodeos, camp drafts, and bull riding events have been popular in our region for years, and amateur events have been well supported and attended," he said.

"We anticipate Professional Bull Riding will be very well supported, not only by Mackay residents but also by residents in neighbouring areas such as Whitsunday, Isaac and Rockhampton. …

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