AFL purchase of Marvel Stadium

Melbourne Stadiums Limited (MSL) today announced that they have entered into an agreement with the Australian Football League (AFL) to transfer the management rights of Marvel Stadium.  The transaction will be accompanied simultaneously with the AFL exercising its option to acquire the freehold of the stadium.

More information:

Melbourne Stadiums Limited (MSL) Media Release 

AFL Media Release

Etihad Airways Statement

BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR ETIHAD AIRWAYS AND MELBOURNE’S Marvel Stadium

Etihad Airways today congratulated the AFL on its decision to acquire the management rights and freehold of Marvel Stadium from its current owner, Melbourne Stadiums Limited.

The airline is the naming rights sponsor of Melbourne’s premier, multi-purpose entertainment venue.

The sponsorship, which commenced in 2009 – the year in which Etihad Airways began flying to the Victorian capital – will continue under its current arrangement until 2019 with options to extend beyond that date.

Etihad Airways has a substantial portfolio of sponsorships in Melbourne which includes Melbourne City Football Club, Taste of Melbourne, Melbourne Recital Centre and Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
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