Sydney will host the A-League grand final for the next three years in what has been described as a “unique opportunity to build a tradition for football fans”.
However, fans, players and pundits have all rebelled against the controversial move.
The Australian Professional Leagues, which runs the competition, has struck a deal with the NSW Government that will result in the A-League decider being played reportedly at either Accor Stadium, Allianz Stadium or CommBank Stadium in 2023, 2024 and 2025.
Prevously, A-League grand final hosting rights were awarded to the side that earnt them as the highest-placed team.
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Even in 2020 when the entire finals series was played in Sydney due to the ramifications of Covid-19, Sydney FC – who beat Melbourne City 1-0 in the decider at CommBank Stadium – was the rightful ‘host’ after finishing the season on…