Posted November 18, 2019 08:59:50As the season draws to a close and the season starts in earnest for the Hyundai A of Football in 2019, we can expect to see some exciting announcements regarding the 2019 Hyundai A League season as the season rolls around.
First up is the 2019/20 Hyundai A season, which is now officially underway.
The 2018/19 season will kick off on Saturday the 22nd of November with a fixture between Sydney FC and the Melbourne Victory at ANZ Stadium.
While the match is currently scheduled to kick off at 4:00pm AEDT on Saturday, it is likely that the game will be moved to the evening hours, as a result of the match being played at the ANZ.
The match will also see Sydney FC host the Brisbane Roar, while Melbourne Victory will be playing the Central Coast Mariners.
While both sides are known to be a fixture in the HyundaiA, the game between the two clubs could see the rivalry between the A-league and A-leagues rivals begin to develop further.
With the current season coming to an end, it should be no surprise that the two A-Leagues have begun their discussions with regards to the 2019 season.
With this season already underway, the A League’s Chief Executive Officer, Darren Burgess, has spoken about the league’s ambitions for the coming season.
“The A-LEAGUE is keen to continue its exciting growth, and our intention is to achieve our target of making A-L teams the biggest in the world, and to do so in a fair and transparent way,” Burgess said in a statement.
“This is not just a footballing objective, but also an economic objective, and we are committed to making the ABL one of the most competitive leagues in the game.”
With our new broadcast deal and our expanded broadcast revenue from the 2018/2019 season, we have increased our A-Team income by approximately $100 million in the A year that began in March 2018.
“Burgess went on to add that the new broadcast deals and the expanded revenue for the AFL’s top two clubs, the Roar and Victory, were also key factors in helping the A league achieve its goals.”AFL CEO Darren Burgess is excited about the new A-team broadcast deal, the improved broadcast revenue and the continued growth of the APL clubs in the coming seasons,” he said.”
Our broadcast deals for the Roars and Victory are set to see a further $200 million increase in the 2019 A- League season.
The new AFL broadcast deal for 2019 has also increased the A team income to $500 million, which will make the AAGL the biggest league in the AFL for the next five seasons.
“This season marks the 10th consecutive season where the ALEAGUY has featured the top two A teams, with Brisbane and Melbourne in the top four of the league standings.
It is a record for the league, which has been running since 2003.
Last year’s A-Loewe Cup was the first time in its history that the top five teams in the league were separated by less than a goal in the final.
This season is expected to be another close season for the competition with the clubs finishing in the finals for the first three seasons.
However, the two top clubs in each of the two leagues will be able to reach a mutual agreement for a third successive season.
This will mark the second time in the past two seasons that the teams have both qualified for the finals.
Last season’s final saw Brisbane and Victory clash in the semi-finals and the top-placed A-AFL side finished second in the standings.