TEG Live has announced the EVA Air Queensland Champions Cup scheduled for this July has been postponed. Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic both in Australia and England, including the protective measures implemented in respect of mass gatherings and the ongoing disruption of the English Premier League fixture, it is not possible to proceed with the event as scheduled in 2020.
The inaugural event was set to feature current EPL Football Clubs, Crystal Palace F.C. and West Ham United F.C. alongside A-League outfit, Brisbane Roar F.C.. The tournament was to kick-off at Townsville’s new Queensland Country Bank Stadium on Saturday 11 July when Brisbane Roar F.C. were to meet Crystal Palace F.C.. On Wednesday 15 July, the Roar would travel to Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast to tackle West Ham United F.C., before the two London clubs faced off at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday 18 July.
Upon confirming the postponement, TEG Live Managing Director Tim McGregor said that there is strong intent from all parties to try to find a date to reschedule the EVA Air Queensland Champions Cup. “Following the strong response from the Australian public to these games, naturally all parties involved are disappointed this event is unable to proceed as planned this year.
“However, it’s the right and only decision to make during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with the safety and wellbeing of all concerned the priority,” Mr McGregor said. “TEG Live would like to extend our gratitude to the Tourism and Events Queensland, EVA Air, Suncorp Stadium managed by ASM Global, Stadiums Queensland, City of Townsville and City of Gold Coast for their ongoing support of the Queensland Champions Cup concept and we hope to be able to deliver the event together in 2021.”
With the 2019/20 English Premier League season presently suspended due to COVID-19 measures, along with the A-League here in Australia, the availability of the teams to participate in these preseason fixtures during July could also no longer be confirmed. Existing ticket buyers are encouraged to retain their ticket as they will be valid for the rescheduled
dates. If supporters find they are unable to attend the new dates when they are announced, refunds will be available via the point of purchase.
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