'Blacktown Bubble' becomes A-League central for finals bound teams!
Published on 21 August 2020
Finals fever has hit Blacktown International Sportspark (BISP), as Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory put the finishing touches to their finals’ preparation.
The two interstate A-League teams are using the Sportspark as their ‘training hub’ with strict COVID-19 travel and isolation restrictions in place. The ‘Blacktown Bubble’ has kicked into full swing to accommodate the teams and keep them safe.
Top teams from a variety of sports have been using Blacktown International Sportspark as a COVID-safe, first-class training venue over the past couple of months.
Brisbane Roar makes a return visit to the Sportspark after qualifying for the finals while Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United have previously used the facilities as their Sydney training base.
AFL teams Melbourne Demons and Brisbane Lions joined cricket’s NSW Breakers and the NSW Blues in spending valuable training time at the Sportspark during July and August.
Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM said, “We would have loved to have seen our very own Western Sydney Wanderers in the finals but this year it wasn’t to be. Even so we are proud to welcome 3 time A League Champions Brisbane and 2018/2019 Premiers Perth to our wonderful City.
“We are proud to be able to offer the world-class Blacktown International Sportspark as a training facility for so many high-profile professional sports.
“On behalf of Blacktown City, I wish the Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory all the best in the finals. We have enjoyed being a part of their 2020 season.”
Perth Glory takes on Wellington Phoenix and Brisbane Roar face newcomers Western United in the A-League elimination finals this weekend.
Blacktown International Sportspark is a multi-sports venue located in Rooty Hill. For information on the Sportspark visit blacktownsportspark.com.au