Brisbane Roar to face current Premier League clubs in Queensland this July


Brisbane Roar Football Club will welcome current English Premier League clubs Crystal Palace F.C. and West Ham United F.C. to Queensland in July 2020.

The Roar will join two of England’s most historic clubs for the inaugural EVA Air Queensland Champions Cup, to be contested between July 11 – July 18, 2020. The EVA Air Queensland Champions Cup will see each club participate in two games, with the side amassing the most points to claim the inaugural title

Delivered to Queensland by the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland in conjunction with TEG Live and 2020 EVA Air Queensland Champions Cup partners, City of Townsville and City of Gold Coast, football fans from across Australia and abroad will be able to watch in person the only Premier League clubs currently confirmed to be coming to Australian shores this year.

Brisbane Roar will face Crystal Palace F.C. in its first ever fixture on Australian soil at the brand-new Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville on Saturday, 11 July before welcoming West Ham United F.C. to the Gold Coast’s Cbus Super Stadium on Wednesday, 15 July.

The two London clubs will then face off at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, 18 July.

Brisbane Roar CEO David Pourre says the EVA Air Queensland Champions Cup is a fantastic opportunity for both Brisbane Roar and the broader Queensland football community.

“Brisbane Roar prides itself on being a football club for all of Queensland and we are looking forward to playing two exciting fixtures in Townsville and on the Gold Coast in July,” Pourre said.

Queensland Champions Cup

“It is a unique opportunity for Brisbane to also be hosting a fixture featuring two of England’s most famous Clubs.

“We are hoping to see plenty of orange in the stands supporting Queensland’s Hyundai A-League Club against two of England’s finest Clubs.”

“Soccer has a rapidly-growing, global following. These games, featuring some of the world’s best players will be major drawcards for Queensland,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

“Queensland will be the only place to see English Premier League sides Crystal Palace F.C. and West Ham United F.C. on Australian soil in 2020.

“When it comes to major events, we’ve kicked plenty of goals over the last couple of years. Securing these two EPL sides exclusively for Queensland is a great win for the state’s tourism industry.”

Crystal Palace

*Ticket purchasers should note that the final coaching and playing talent selected for the 2020 Queensland Champions Cup may not be from the current squad and are subject to change for reasons including player availability and injury.

Pre-sale tickets will be available for 2019/20 Brisbane Roar Members from 10.00am (QLD time) on Friday, 6 March with Members to be emailed details.

Telstra Plus™ members will also have access to a pre-sale from 10.00am (QLD time) on Friday, 6 March.

Tickets will be on-sale to the general public at 12.00pm (QLD time) on Wednesday, 11 March through Ticketek.

Official corporate hospitality and VIP fan packages are now available through TEG Live Hospitality, VIP NOW, including suites, boxes and VIP functions head to www.vipnow.com.au.

EVA Air Queensland Champions Cup Schedule

Note: kick-off times are subject to change

Brisbane Roar FC v Crystal Palace FC
Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville
Saturday, 11 July (6:30pm AEST kick-off)

Brisbane Roar FC v West Ham United FC
CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast
Wednesday, 15 July (7:30pm AEST kick-off)

Crystal Palace FC v West Ham United FC
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, 18 July (7:30pm AEST kick-off)

Western Sydney Wanderers