Australian Open extends deal with official payment partner

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The Australian Open and Mastercard have agreed to extend their global partnership. A new multi-year deal was jointly announced today (Thursday).

“There is an incredible synergy between the Australian Open and Mastercard,” Tennis Australia Chief Revenue and Experiential Officer Richard Heaselgrave said while announcing an extension deal with Mastercard.

“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.

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“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.”

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.

“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.

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“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.

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