THE Arsenal in Sydney blockbusters are on track to be 80,000-plus sellouts as fans continue to clamour for tickets to two of the most anticipated sporting events of the year.
Game-day timings have been confirmed, with gates opening at 6pm and kick-off at 8pm for both Arsenal v Sydney FC on Thursday 13 July and Arsenal v Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday 15 July.
All tickets and Stadium Australia Memberships include return transport to and from Sydney Olympic Park on Sydney Trains and Major Event Buses.
Arsenal – fresh from winning the FA Cup in May – will arrive in Sydney on the morning of Tuesday 11 July for the twin blockbusters and a week of fan engagement.
Legendary Manager Arsene Wenger and his players will bring the FA Cup to Sydney and will have it displayed at Stadium Australia on the night of the two matches.
Arsenal fans travelling from far and wide to take up residence in the northern stands of Stadium Australia which will be renamed the North Bank and replicate the match-day experience at the Gunners’ home base Emirates Stadium in London
A-League Champions Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers are confident they will do their fans proud, with large active fan areas all but sold out for both games in the southern stands of Stadium Australia which will be renamed the Clock End as it is at the Emirates.
Good seats are still available for both matches across most categories and starting from as low as $39. Family tickets (2 adults 2 children) are priced from $99.
Midfield ace Mesut Ozil has spoken of his excitement about travelling to Sydney. You can see the full interview at Arsenal.com here.
The World Cup winner has played around the world in the course of a stellar career, but has never been Down Under – and can’t wait to make the trip.
“I hear Sydney is a nice city with a lot of nice people living there,” he told Arsenal Player. “I don’t know a lot about Australia but this is a good opportunity to see the city, the people and I’m really happy to go there with Arsenal.
“It is really good to have pre-season with the team, in my career it has always been like that. If you play at a big tournament, especially with Germany, you really miss pre-season.
“Two years ago we went to Singapore and it was a nice experience to see the city and the fans, and to train how we do in Sydney. So I am excited to do the same in Australia. I can’t wait to go there.”
Top Tips for Arsenal in Sydney
- Gates open: 6pm
- Kick-off: 8pm
- Take advantage of return travel on Sydney Trains and Major Event Buses included in tickets to the game.
- Fans are strongly encouraged to leave the car at home, but if you must drive, pre-book your parking here.
- Arrive early to soak in the amazing party atmosphere in the precinct and leave plenty of time for the security screening process.