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PORT ADELAIDE'S historic first game for premiership points in Shanghai has sold out.

Final tickets went on sale on Thursday afternoon, and were sold within the first hour.

With 24 days to go before the first bounce on Sunday 14 May in Shanghai’s Jiangwan Stadium, the successful sale of all tickets gives Port Adelaide’s off-field team plenty of momentum heading into the ground-breaking game.

So says Port chief executive Keith Thomas, whose focus now turns towards ensuring the logistics of moving the Power to China for the game are executed.

“This is a significant milestone," Mr Thomas told

“Our membership team has worked hard to ensure those who pre-registered were able to purchase tickets and have been successful in doing so.

“While our football operations focus on the week-to-week of the AFL fixture, our job administratively is to ensure everything is in place for a smooth logistical exercise when we fly over."

Over 5,000 Port Adelaide supporters are expected to make the journey to Shanghai, which Mr Thomas says is a significant endorsement from the club's fan base.

“To have over 5,000 of our passionate fans make the journey over – many with our new international airline partner Cathay Pacific – is a massive stamp of approval from our supporter base," he said.

“It’s starting to get exciting now with under 24 days until we play, and we’ll have several positive announcements in the coming weeks about the game.”

The final grandstands for the Jiangwan Stadium game commenced construction on Tuesday and will be complete in the week leading up to the game.

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