Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Coffs Kicks Goals on Sports Tourism Field

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Coffs Kicks Goals on Sports Tourism Field

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COFFS Harbour proved to be a sports fans' paradise on Friday as almost 8,000 keen spectators flocked to the international stadium to catch the first top tier football double header.

This proved the perfect set up for the pre-season bout between Australian Football League giants Sydney Swans and North Melbourne to be held later this month.

The Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City clash drew in 7,891 spectators, with hundreds travelling hours up from their home team bases.

This was the fourth highest attendance rate of last week's A-League fixtures.

Coffs Harbour's debut A-League match trumped the figures of the Central Coast Mariners v Perth Glory game at Central Coast Stadium on Saturday which drew in just 7,205 spectators.

The big draw card of the week was the top of the ladder clash between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory on Thursday. The top class game drew in 30,262 people who filled Etihad Stadium with a good ambience. …

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