- Sydney Derby set to smash A-League attendance record at Stadium Australia Saturday 8 October.
- Over 60,000 fans are expected to pack the Stadium for the game with gates open at 6pm and kick-off at 7:50pm.
- Tickets to the game include return travel on all public transport including direct trains and Major Event Buses.
- Still great seats available in all categories via ticketet.com.au.
SYDNEY Derby XIII is on track to record the biggest crowd in A-League history this Saturday at Stadium Australia.
More than 60,000 fans are expected to pack the Stadium when the NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers host Sydney FC. Gates open at 6pm with kick-off at 7.50pm.
Great seats in all categories are available for the blockbuster via ticketek.com.au, and start from $29.
To ensure fans have easy access to and from the Stadium, all tickets, Club Memberships and Stadium Australia Memberships entitle fans to return travel on Sydney Trains and Major Event Buses.
Fans are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the additional and direct public transport services operating, arrive early and enjoy the pre-game activities, including team warm ups from 7pm.
Greg Sleigh, Stadium Australia’s General Manager of Event & Business Development said the match was being eagerly awaited.
“The historic first Sydney Derby at Stadium Australia has been five years in the making and will be one of the great Sydney sporting events of 2016”, said Sleigh.
“We share a vision with the Wanderers for the Sydney Derby to become one of the world’s great football derbies and it is only fitting that it is played in front of a massive crowd at Sydney’s Olympic stadium: the venue for so many of Australian football’s greatest moments.”
For fans coming from the West, Direct Trains will run from Blacktown to Olympic Park every 7-8 minutes from 5pm until 9:30pm, stopping at Seven Hills, Westmead, Parramatta, Granville and Lidcombe.
For fans coming from the East, Direct Train services from Central to Olympic Park will run every 10 minutes between 5pm and 9:30pm, stopping at Redfern and Strathfield.
Trains on the Blue Mountains Line will make an additional stop at Lidcombe between 5pm and 8pm.
Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses start running between 4:30pm and 5:15pm depending on the route and arrive at the precinct from 6pm to 7:40pm.
Fans are reminded to keep their match day tickets for the return journey as customers must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport.
Sydney Derby celebrations will begin in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct outside Stadium Australia from 5pm with NRMA & Hyundai fan zones, family-friendly activities, official merchandise and international-themed pop-up cafes and eateries.
With Melbourne Victory currently holding the all-time and regular season crowd records with 54,436 and 50,333 against Adelaide United and Sydney FC respectively, the opening round blockbuster has the potential to set two new attendance benchmarks
It will be the first time a Sydney Derby is played in Round 1, providing the perfect platform to kick-off Sydney Olympic Park’s tenure as home to the Western Sydney Wanderers.
The Wanderers will play five major games at Stadium Australia, eight matches at neighbouring boutique venue Spotless Stadium and one Community Round game at Campbelltown Stadium.
WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS V SYDNEY FC
- 6pm – Gates Open
- 7pm – Team warm ups
- 50pm – Hyundai A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC