US evangelists want to redeem Aussie footy followers

A team of US evangelists has entered discussions with Australian football and soccer teams about organising a series of attendance boosting American style rallies and "faith nights" to be held at game venues.

The Age reports that the AFL is talking with Third Coast Sports, a Nashville-based organisation that has been a revelation in the American sporting landscape in the past three years.

The group runs "faith nights" - large Christian rallies held before and after sporting events that can bring as many as 10,000 extra fans through the turnstile. It prefers to work through clubs rather than league officials, and company prsident Brett High said it was impressed by the calibre of Australian stadiums and the large crowds at games.

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23 Aug 2007