Galaxy of stars to shine in Newcastle

The Newcastle Jets will play host to the LA Galaxy, featuring superstars David Beckham and Landon Donovan, for an exhibition game on Saturday 27th November at EnergyAustralia Stadium.

The Newcastle Jets will play host to the LA Galaxy, featuring superstars David Beckham and Landon Donovan, for an exhibition game on Saturday 27th November at EnergyAustralia Stadium, having agreed to terms for the challenge match late last night.

In an amazing coup for the Hunter Region, the Jets together with the State Government of NSW, in particular Minister for the Hunter, Jodi McKay, the Galaxy will spend four days in the region.

“Jodi, together with the Jets, have worked very hard over the past 72 hours to ensure this exhibition match happens for the people of the Hunter. On behalf of the Jets I thank the NSW Government sincerely for their financial support and the great personal support provided by Jodi to get this deal over the line,” said Ken Edwards, Executive Chairman of the Newcastle Jets.

Minister for the Hunter Jodi McKay is excited not only about the tourism opportunities this presents but also the economic and general exposure benefits to the Hunter.

"This is fantastic news for football fans and for tourism in the Hunter. The phenomenal global interest in David Beckham, World Cup hero Landon Donovan and the LA Galaxy team means Newcastle and the Jets will be in the spotlight for sports enthusiasts from around the world,” said Minister McKay.

"There's sure to be a great deal of global media interest in David, Landon and the LA Galaxy visit to Newcastle and in the game itself. It-s sure to generate interest in Australia and around the world for the Hunter as a great place to spend time.”

The Jets will be formalising ticketing deals and other exciting opportunities for fans over the coming days.

“We will be making sure families and young footballers have the opportunity to be exposed to this once in a lifetime chance to see one of the world-s premier footballers in action,” said Executive Chairman Ken Edwards at the announcement.

“Tickets will go on sale in a staged manner, with our original and very loyal Season ticket holders and Members the first to be able to secure their seats. This will be followed by new family season ticket holders who have joined following our great ticketing offers and then the general public. We encourage people interested in tickets or corporate hospitality to register their interest via the Jets website,- said Ken.

“This is such an exciting time for the Jets and the football family, we can-t wait to roll out our next stage,” he said.

The LA Galaxy are presented by Herbalife, a global network marketing company that sells weight-management, nutrition, and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife will also be an official sponsor of the match between the Galaxy and Newcastle.

For corporate hospitality, please contact Steve Watson via email at steve@newcastlejets.com.au