Two matches on the opening weekend of Australia's new domestic soccer league set ground attendance records as more than 70,000 spectators overall had their first look at the A-League.
In Brisbane on Sunday, 20,725 people at Suncorp Stadium set a crowd record at a domestic soccer game when the Queensland Roar beat the New Zealand Knights 2-0. Two hours later, that mark was broken when 25,208 fans watched Sydney FC and Melbourne draw 1-1.
In other weekend matches, the Central Coast Mariners beat Perth 1-0 and Adelaide United defeated Newcastle 1-0, both away wins. Adelaide beat the Newcastle Jets in front of a crowd of 13,160 while 11,113 watched the Mariners down the Glory at Perth, AP reports.
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