The Sydney Swans will return to Coffs Harbour next year to play Collingwood as part of the 2021 AFL Community Series.
The match is scheduled for Wednesday, 3 March 2021, at C.ex Coffs International Stadium and will also be broadcast live on Fox Sports.
It’s a welcome return to the Stadium for top-level AFL.
“Every visiting team and local club – and their supporters – have been blown away by the upgraded Stadium, so I can’t wait to show it off to the Sydney Swans, Collingwood and all AFL fans who will no doubt flock to Coffs for this fixture,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight.
“As always, hosting a game like this is going to be fantastic for the city and local businesses and further cements our place as the regional sporting capital of NSW.”
Daniel Heather, Council’s Section Leader Stadium and Major Events, said AFL is a valued stakeholder of the at C.ex Coffs International Stadium. “Their involvement and contribution to the development of the recent upgrades was invaluable, so being able to host this fixture in the venue is great for the Stadium and great for AFL.
“And, of course, we are ecstatic at being able to continue our partnership with the Sydney Swans. I am sure Coffs Harbour will bring out the red and white, and get behind the Swans in March!”
Sydney Swans Executive GM – Football Charlie Gardiner said the team is looking forward to returning to the Coffs Harbour community.
“We’ve been travelling to Coffs Harbour for a number of years now and it’s a genuine highlight of our pre-season. The community is always extremely welcoming,” he said.
“Our team has been fortunate to play pre-season games in Coffs Harbour and we have enjoyed terrific local support. We’ve trained at the upgraded stadium and now we’re really excited to be playing on it, so we look forward to taking on the Magpies in front of a sea of red and white in March.”
Further details and tickets will go on sale in early 2021.