On announcing the release of the Sports Stadium Issue on the 4th June 2019, Australia Post Philatelic Manager Michael Zsolt said it was an opportunity to recognise the importance of sport as a big part of Australian popular culture.
He noted that this was the first of two series of issues.
The Western Australian Newspaper skited that “the stamp portraying Optus Stadium had edged out high-profile sporting venues in Queensland and South Australia to be featured in a new set of four stamps from Australia Post.”
What Stadia are in line for the 2020 issues?
- Queensland – The Gabba and Lang Park
- NSW – the redeveloped Sydney Football Stadium or Stadium Australia
- Victoria – Marvel Stadium
- SA – Adelaide Oval
(My answer is in the Banner. The Gabba as it should have appeared in the 2019 issue or how it may appear in the 2020 issue with Australia Post’s price rise taken into account.)