‘Melbourne wins’: Piggy’s big admission to Jimmy Bartel
When it comes to sporting events, Melbourne and Sydney have always shared an intense rivalry.
And a report in today’s Sydney Morning Herald reveals Sydney is ranked higher than Melbourne as a sporting city, based on a recently-conducted survey.
But on the Hour of Power, Mark Riddell admitted to Jimmy Bartel Melbourne was actually the superior sporting city.
“I’m Sydney through and through and even I would admit Melbourne is the sporting capital of Australia,” Riddell said.
“We’ve taken an Origin game (to the MCG) and it’s packed out – there’s always 90,000 there.”
Bartel didn’t hold back, making the case for why his hometown was a better sporting city.
“Melbourne had 780,000 people at the Australian Open,” he said.
“We’ve got a 100,000 seat stadium for cricket and football and the F1 is about to start too.
“Everything is right in the city for the big sporting events.”
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