ANZ STADIUM TO HOST FESTIVAL OF FOOTBALL IN DECEMBER WITH A-LEAGUE WEEKEND DOUBLE-HEADER
11 Aug 2016
- ANZ Stadium to host Family Festival of Football with an A-League weekend double-header in early December.
- Sydney FC v Melbourne City Friday 9 December then Western Sydney Wanderers v Melbourne Victory Saturday 10 December.
- The major football action begins in Sydney Olympic Park with the highly anticipated first Sydney Derby at ANZ Stadium on Saturday 8 October.
IT’S a Festival of Football at Sydney Olympic Park this December with back-to-back A-League blockbusters now confirmed for ANZ Stadium.
The Western Sydney Wanderers will face rivals Melbourne Victory on Saturday 10 December – the second of their five scheduled games at Sydney’s Olympic stadium for the 2016/17 A-League season.
The FFA has further advised that Sydney FC’s monster clash against Melbourne City has been locked in at ANZ Stadium for Friday 9 December with FC’s regular home ground, Allianz Stadium, unavailable that weekend.
The fixture update creates a tantalising Sydney v Melbourne weekend double-header, which will be supported by football community and family activities in Sydney Olympic Park across the weekend.
The Sydney FC match will also see the return of Tim Cahill to ANZ Stadium with the Socceroos now confirmed as a Melbourne City player.
Stay tuned for ticket details for the two matches in coming weeks.
The 2016/17 Hyundai A-League action kicks off at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday 8 October with the much anticipated Sydney Derby in Round 1.
The blockbuster fixture will be the first ever Sydney Derby held at ANZ Stadium and is being hotly tipped to smash the existing A-League all-time attendance record of 54,436.
Given Melbourne Victory currently hold the all-time (Grand Final) and regular-season crowd records with 54,436 and 50,333 against Adelaide United and Sydney FC respectively, the Western Sydney Wanderers now have the opportunity to set two new attendance benchmarks with the ANZ Stadium game on 8 October.
Of course Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers will also feature in two of the biggest sporting events of 2017 when they line up against English Premier League giants Arsenal on Thursday 13 July and Saturday 15 July respectively. Both blockbusters will be played at ANZ Stadium.
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