Watching the AFL is a favourite pastime for many Australians and there is no shortage of places to satisfy your sporting fever. Whether you prefer the intimacy of a local bar, the vibrant buzz of the grandstand, or lazing on the couch of your accommodation – Sydney will leave you spoilt for choice.
If you’re heading into Sydney and don’t want to fall behind this AFL season, follow this handy guide and never miss an exciting moment.
Local Sports Bars
There are plenty of bars in Sydney sure. But only a select few offer the immersive experience you need to enjoy a live sporting broadcast.
From the Light Brigade Hotel, to the famous Star 24/7 Sports Bar and the Magic Millions Bar, Sydney is jam-packed with traditional and modern sports bars. Each venue has their own distinct charm and offer all the modern conveniences such as VIP seating, numerous big screen TVs, onsite betting facilities and of course – plenty of cold tap beer.
With so many venues to choose from, you’re bound to find one that isn’t too far from your accommodation in Sydney either.
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Sydney Cricket Ground
Each year the SCG hosts nearly 100 sport and concert events and attracts more than 1.5 million visitors.
No wonder the iconic grounds is the self-proclaimed ‘home of sport.’
This year the SCG is hosting over ten AFL matches with more to be announced. Nestled at the front of the Sydney harbour and the CBD, the SCG is just a 15-minute walk from Central Station and many bus routes travel straight to the Moore Park area.
Perched high on the grandstands, you’ll enjoy spectacular views and be swept up in the moment with thousands of footy fans to heighten the live experience.
Night In With the Television
Can’t resist the beckoning of a comfy couch? No dramas. Just call up a few mates, order some takeout, and you’re night-in is covered.
It’s easy to watch the AFL from the comfort of your accommodation in Sydney. Under the current AFL broadcast deal, coverage is evenly split between pay-tv and free-to-air. Each week Channel 7 will show up to five matches (including the Grand Final) and Foxtel will broadcast each game either on Fox Sports or Fox Footy.
If you don’t have pay-tv you can relax knowing you won’t miss a crucial game. But if you’re lucky enough to have Foxtel – Sydney East Luxury Apartment does – you enjoy the benefits of an ad-free viewing experience.
Sydney East Luxury Apartment is conveniently located near the SCG and sports bars and offers unlimited Foxtel for all guests. Book a room today to experience the finest accommodation Sydney has to offer.