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Sydney Derby XX to Light Up ANZ Stadium in The Countdown to Christmas

  • The 20th Sydney Derby of all time on Saturday 15 December will be one of nine Western Sydney Wanderers home games at Stadium Australia in season 2018/19;
  • The Wanderers will host two of the three Sydney Derby games at Stadium Australia this season;
  • The Red & Black will play 13 home games at Sydney Olympic Park while their new home base, Western Sydney Stadium, is completed;
  • Hyundai A-League season kicks off on Friday 19 October, with the Wanderers’ first game against Perth Glory in Perth on Sunday 21 October.


See the full 2018/19 Hyundai A-League draw here

See the Western Sydney Wanderers Media Release here

Julian Keith

A SPECTACULAR Sydney Derby 10 days before Christmas and three school holiday blockbusters in the first week of January will be among nine Western Sydney Wanderers home games at Stadium Australia in the 2018/19 Hyundai A-League season.

The draw was officially released today, with the season kicking off on Friday 19 October as Adelaide United host Sydney FC in the opening match at Coopers Stadium, with the Wanderers playing against Perth Glory at nib Stadium on Sunday 21 October.

This opening game will pit former Wanderers favourite son Brendon Santalab against his old club.

The Wanderers play their first four matches away from Sydney including the club’s Community Round fixture in Round 4 against Brisbane Roar at Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium in Mudgee on Saturday 10 November.

The Red & Black will play 13 home games in Sydney Olympic Park this season while their new home base of Western Sydney Stadium is built in Parramatta, with the first of them being against Newcastle Jets in Round 5 at Spotless Stadium.

The first Sydney Derby will be played at the SCG in Round 2 on Saturday 27 October before the Wanderers host the second and third derbies of the season at Stadium Australia.

All eyes will be on Stadium Australia on Saturday 15 December when the Round 8 Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC Derby is staged in the countdown to Christmas.

This will be the 20th Sydney Derby in history, to be known as Sydney Derby XX.

The Wanderers will host a third Sydney Derby at Stadium Australia in Round 25 on Saturday 13 April – setting the scene for what is sure to be an exciting run to the A-league Finals.

The first week of January will be a busy period for Wanderers players and spectators alike, with three major games back to back in the school holidays marking the start of the A-League’s Summer of Football period.

The traditional New Year’s Day match (Tuesday 1 January) between Wanderers and Melbourne City will be followed in quick succession by Wanderers v Melbourne Victory (Saturday 5 January) and Wanderers v Wellington Phoenix (Tuesday 8 January).

Sydney FC will play seven home games at boutique UOW Jubilee Stadium as the Club splits its home games between Kogarah and the SCG while the SFS is rebuilt.

The Hyundai A-League 2019 Finals Series will begin on the weekend of 3-5 May with the Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final scheduled for the weekend of 18-19 May.

Stadium Australia Members will be able to access all nine of the Wanderers fixtures at Stadium Australia, including both Sydney Derbies, as part of their Membership. Learn more about Stadium Australia Membership here.

Or why not lock in a special experience to see the Wanderers take the field this season with Stadium Australia’s Official Hospitality packages. Choose between a Private Suite, Zone Box or Centreline Seats to entertain your clients and guests. Enquiries here


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