Fight fans from around Australia and the world can secure their spot at UFC 293 in Sydney when tickets go on sale on Friday.
Minister for Sport Steve Kamper yesterday joined UFC Executive Vice President David Shaw at Qudos Bank Arena to announce on-sale dates for tickets to the highly anticipated event on September 10 at which the UFC Middleweight crown will go on the line.
UFC 293 is expected to be a sell-out event, providing a boost to the NSW visitor economy and delivering Sydney valuable global exposure as a tourist and major events destination through UFC’s huge global audience.
UFC 293 will be the first of three Pay Per View events to be held in Sydney over the next four years, as part of a first-time agreement between UFC and the NSW Government.
The three UFC Pay Per View events are anticipated to inject more than $30 million into the state’s visitor economy over the four-year period.
Hosting the UFC in Sydney gives NSW exposure to 900 million households watching around the world, all potential future visitors to the state.
UFC 293 will mark the return of the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation to Sydney for the first time since 2017 and is the first mega Pay Per View event to be held here since 2011.
Tickets will be available for purchase for the public from 12pm Friday, 28 July via Ticketek. Fight Club members will be able to buy tickets from 12pm today.
“Sydney is gearing up to welcome thousands of passionate UFC fans in September for what is one of the most-watched sporting events of the year,” said NSW Minister for Jobs and Tourism John Graham.
“Following a record-breaking Vivid Sydney and the FIFA Women’s World Cup, UFC 293 will be another shot in the arm for Sydney’s visitor and night-time economies.
“Australian and international visitors arriving for this Sydney showdown can visit Sydney’s many attractions and eat and drink in our world-class restaurants supporting jobs in the visitor economy.
NSW Minister for Sport Stephen Kamper said Sydney is “undoubtedly Australia’s premier host city for world-class sporting events and UFC 293 adds another remarkable chapter to that reputation”.
“Labor made a promise to bring three UFC Pay Per View events to Sydney because we know the value major global sporting shows like this bring to the state’s economy,” he said.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be offering thousands of UFC fans the chance to attend one of our biggest sporting spectacles and I encourage them to get in quickly so they don’t miss out on this event on home soil.”