Parramatta SX gets the green light
Global Action Sports, the promoters of Super X, have confirmed today that the Super X event scheduled for Saturday 8 November at Parramatta Stadium will go ahead as planned, (thanks to a decision by the Minister for Planning, Kristina Keneally).
Mike Porra, CEO of Global Action Sports, said the positive news is a huge relief for the championship and all of the fans that have purchased their tickets and made plans for the Sydney round of Super X. There had been some uncertainty regarding the venue, after the former Parramatta Council had expressed its opposition to the event.
“We were absolutely inundated with amazing support from Parramatta, all over Sydney and even interstate when the former Council rejected Super X. I am so happy these fans will not be disappointed and will get to see the spectacular event we have planned.
“We are particularly grateful to the Minister for her sensible decision,” Porra said.
The event is expected to inject over one million dollars into the Parramatta area and highlight the stadium’s suitability to host world class events. With almost 10,000 tickets already sold promoters are expecting the event to sell out at 20,000 fans which will be the biggest crowd in Supercross history in Australia.
“With Super X we are revolutionising Supercross and our ticket sales to date are proof that we can take the sport into the mainstream. This is a great event and we are expecting a lot of families to enjoy the occasion. It would have been very disappointing if Sydney missed out on hosting one of the rounds in this national championship with TV coverage going worldwide,” Porra concluded.
The series – which kicks off in Perth on 4 October – has attracted international riders to come down under and compete including current Australian world Supercross champion, Chad Reed, who is a major shareholder in the series and is confirmed to compete in every round.
The greatest Supercross rider of all time, Jeremy McGrath from the US, is also confirmed to race in two rounds and a number of Australian riders who are now based and compete in the US will be returning home for the series.
US-style track designs, typically three to four times the size of previous local layouts, will feature at all seven rounds of the championship, forcing riders to increase their fitness and concentration levels as well as providing an amazing spectacle for fans.