Victoria locks in ICC for next three years

Victoria will host the world’s superstars in the International Champions Cup tournament for the next three years.

A reported $150m has been paid to secure the rights to the Australian leg of the ICC until 2018.

Victorian Sports Minister John Eren announced the State had locked in the blockbuster event, hailing this year’s tournament a huge success.

“Victorians love big sporting events at the MCG — the crowds prove it,” Eren said.

On Friday night, Real Madrid took out the 2015 trophy with a thumping 4-1 win over Manchester City in front of a crowd of 99,832 at the MCG.

AS Roma were also part of the inaugural ICC Australia which attracted over 220,000 fans at the MCG for the three games between Real Madrid and Roma, City and Roma and Real v City.

“We’re strengthening our major events calendar to keep our state strong,” Eren said.

“The cup will be great for fans and great for businesses. Securing it will help grow tourism, jobs and showcase our state to the world.”

The games were shown on free-to-air TV on Channel 9 and Gem.