$150m deal locks-in ICC for Melbourne

Real Madrid won the 2015 ICC in Melbourne.
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Victorian Sports Minister John Eren has hailed the 2015 International Champions Cup tournament and says the world's biggest football superstars will return with Victoria locking in the ICC till 2018.

A reported $150m has been paid to secure the rights to the Australian leg of the ICC for the next three years. 

“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. 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," added Eren. 

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