Australian Open Extends Landmark Partnership with Mastercard

November 25, 2019 | Sydney, Australia | By Barkha Patel

The Australian Open and Mastercard will extend their global partnership in a new multi-year deal announced today.

As the Official Payment Partner, Mastercard is set to deliver a range of unforgettable experiences throughout the tournament to fans onsite and around the world.

“There is an incredible synergy between the Australian Open and Mastercard,” Tennis Australia Chief Revenue Officer Richard Heaselgrave said.

“I’m delighted we have the opportunity to work together to continue to enhance the fan experience, both here at Melbourne Park, and globally via our online platforms.

“As the Australian Open evolves, we look to collaborate with world-class brands that share our vision for celebrating elite sport, innovation and one-of-a-kind experiences.

“The level of choice this January is unprecedented, and we have worked incredibly hard to expand our food, entertainment and family friendly offerings, with Mastercard aligning perfectly in helping us create lifetime memories for millions of fans.”

“Mastercard is thrilled to once again be partnering with Tennis Australia to put on another magical Australian Open in 2020,” said Rustom Dastoor, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Asia Pacific, Mastercard.

“This world-class tournament offers Mastercard infinite possibilities to create priceless experiences for cardholders and consumers around the world that will bring the tournament to life in meaningful ways that are sure to leave a lasting impression – whether they’re watching a match from the stands, or following along online from the comfort of home.”

As Official Payment Partner, Mastercard will be featured in signage on court and around the precinct, including at point of sale in retail outlets. Additional opportunities include creating bespoke experiences for fans, an onsite consumer activation and the production of digital content for social platforms.

Barkha Patel, Vice President, Communications, International Markets (IMK), Mastercard

Media Contacts

Prue Ryan, Tennis Australia
+61 419  308 369 | pryan@tennis.com.au
Olwyn Flanagan, , Agency (Eleven PR)
+61 432 836 067 | Olwyn.flanagan@elevenpr.com.au

About Australia Open 2020

Australian Open 2020, presented by Kia Motors in association with Luzhou Laojiao and Rolex, will take place at Melbourne Park from 20 January to 2 February. Australian Open tickets including ground passes, which allow access to Melbourne Arena, are now on-sale via ticketmaster.com.au.

Visit ausopen.com for more information.

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