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A-League owner restricts attendance at home match

A-League owner restricts attendance at home match

The billionaire owner of one of Australia's A-League football team is restricting attendance at his club's next home match to cut costs, a move that has run him afoul of league authorities.
Clive Palmer, a mining magnate who owns Gold Coast United, has capped the crowd at Saturday's match to 5,000 spectators by only opening one of four sides of the 27,400-seat Skilled Stadium on the Gold Coast.
By limiting the crowd to 5,000, the team is not required to pay a state government transport levy of $3 a ticket. It will also save money on stadium staff by opening fewer concession stands and not having to implement a traffic plan, reducing its costs by about $100,000.


Updated : 2021-04-15 12:13 GMT+08:00