Qudos Bank Arena new Super Cluster Scoreboard and the home of the Sydney Kings

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Qudos Bank Arena, Australia’s premier entertainment venue located in Sydney’s Olympic Park precinct, is now the official home of the National Basketball League’s Sydney Kings.

Saturday 8th of October will see tip-off at Qudos Bank Arena for the first home game of the Sydney Kings 16/17 campaign - and you’ve NEVER seen the Kings like this before!

In February 2016, AEG Ogden acquired ownership of the Sydney Kings. With AEG Ogden also managing Qudos Bank Arena, it was the logical choice that the Sydney Kings would become an anchor tenant of Qudos Bank Arena.

AEG Ogden Chairman, Mr Harvey Lister, said “Qudos Bank Arena is fully committed to the success of the Sydney Kings, and has invested in enhancements to its building that align with the Sydney Kings now calling the Arena home”.

Steve Hevern, General Manager of Qudos Bank Arena, said “The team here at Qudos Bank Arena are delighted to have the Sydney Kings return to Sydney Olympic Park once again and the prospect of being afforded an integral role in the revival of this iconic sporting franchise. The new scoreboard acquisition not only brings the Arena up to date with what our patrons expect in today’s competitive environment, but is also a testament to how different it will be to attend a Kings game this time around.  Containing 12 individual high definition screens with over 300 square meters of total screen surface, it will be a game changer for how sport and entertainment can be viewed in this country. We are genuinely excited about the array of opportunities it represents.”

Sydney Kings management has been working hard and with serious pace in the off season, led by its new Managing Director, Jeff Van Groningen.

“The Sydney Kings have a tremendous history, a legacy of great performances, Championships and eye-catching entertainment. Our new owner, AEG Ogden, and our dynamic management team are focussed on ushering in a new era at the Kings. We are building on the past, while creating an exciting future. It’s a tremendous opportunity to win over the sporting public of Sydney and earn their support. Our new Head Coach Andrew Gaze is an iconic figure in Australian sport and will guide a playing group that features three top-flight American imports, new captain Kevin Lisch, local star Jason Cadee and the return from Europe of Australian elite forward Brad Newley”

The Sydney Kings take on the Brisbane Bullets for their season opener at their new home Qudos Bank Arena, Saturday 8 October. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketek.com

ABOUT QUDOS BANK ARENA

Qudos Bank Arena, Australia’s largest indoor Arena and Sydney’s home of live entertainment. Originally built for the Sydney 2000 Olympics, it has now established itself as one of Australia’s major concert and sporting venues. This 21,000 seat indoor Arena has played host to a number of international superstars including Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, P!NK, Lady Gaga, Motley Crue and Kendrick Lamar. Other events include family shows such as Disney on Ice and indoor sport, such as Fast4 Tennis, International Netball and Motocross. The venue also includes 52 corporate suites which have established the benchmark for corporate entertaining at comparable venues in Australia.

Qudos Bank Arena is also one of the preferred locations for conferences, gala dinners and product launches in Sydney Olympic Park. The multiple venue spaces that include a glazed Grand Foyer, a spectacular Grand Ballroom and a wide variety of other spaces capable of numerous configurations from 20 to 20,000 patrons for all event requirements.

For further information about Qudos Bank Arena visit www.qudosbankarena.com.au

ABOUT SYDNEY KINGS

The Sydney Kings current roster includes reigning NBL MVP (and Rio Olympian) Kevin Lisch, former Boomers Brad Newley and Aleks Maric and exciting imports Greg Whittington and Michael Bryson. The roster includes four of the team’s top performers from 2015-16 in Tom Garlepp, Jason Cadee, Julian Khazzouh and Jeromie Hill as well as the first Chinese-born player in NBL history and former Fremantle Docker AFL player Craig Moller.”

 

The Sydney Kings compete in the National Basketball League (NBL), Australia’s elite basketball competition. The NBL, an eight team league, has media agreements in place with FoxSports (every game, all teams, live) and SBS (game of the week), while in a groundbreaking recent move secured all of its own digital rights and broadcasts its content across any digital device both in Australia and to territories overseas, via their website and app programs.  The Sydney Kings were formed via a merger between the West Sydney Westars and the Sydney Supersonics in 1988. They were the first team to win three consecutive championships in the NBL (2002/3, 2003/4, 2004/5). Previous stars have included Damian Keogh, Dwayne McClain, Shane Heal, Tim Morrissey, Bruce Bolden, Steve Carfino Dean Uthoff and Matt Nielsen. The late Mike Wrubleski is considered to be the most influential off-court figure in King’s history, having provided a strong vision for dynamic game-night entertainment and recruiting rosters full of exciting stars, both American and local.

ABOUT AEG OGDEN

AEG Ogden is a joint venture between Australia-based venue management interests and AEG Facilities of the United States.
AEG Ogden manages venues throughout the Asia Pacific region, including the Brisbane Entertainment Centre and adjacent Sports Centre, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena, the Newcastle Entertainment Centre, and Perth Arena; Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane; and convention centres in Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Kuala Lumpur, Oman, Hyderabad (currently in design), International Convention Centre Sydney (opening December 2016), and the Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island. AEG Ogden is also the owner of National Basketball League (NBL) team, the Sydney Kings. aegogden.com



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