Passionate football fans all over Australia will have the first opportunity to power the game today with tickets on sale for the Hyundai A-League 2013/14 season – just 21 days away from the opening game on 11 October.
The 2013/14 season gets off to a cracking start in round one with the Central Coast Mariners and Western Sydney Wanderers staging a Grand Final replay, the first Melbourne Derby of the campaign and Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets clash to open the season.
The rejuvenated Adelaide United face Perth Glory in Adelaide while Wellington starts its campaign against Brisbane Roar as an army of football fans around Australia prepare to mobilise and unite behind their heroes to generate the unique atmosphere that powers the Hyundai A-League.
The 2013/14 season follows the breakthrough success of last year, which saw domestic football charge into the Australian mainstream on the back of record crowds, TV ratings and Memberships.
“The 2012/13 Hyundai A-League was a resounding success on every level with record crowds, TV ratings and Membership numbers all generated by the passion of the very people who drive that success – the fans,” said FFA CEO David Gallop.
“After months of anticipation, the Members, fans, players and coaches are ready to explode into action and with some exciting fixtures in the first round we’re confident of continuing the upward trend of last season.
“The 2013/14 season is just 21 days away and I encourage all fans to join those who have already become Members of their Hyundai A-League club to grab their friends and purchase tickets for the opening round.”
Hyundai A-League Round One fixtures (kick offs are local times):
Fri 11 Oct Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets Allianz Stadium 7.30pm
Sat 12 Oct Central Coast v Western Sydney Bluetongue Stadium 5.30pm
Sat 12 Oct Melbourne Victory v Melbourne Heart Etihad Stadium 7.30pm
Sun 13 Oct Wellington Phoenix v Brisbane Roar Westpac Stadium 5.00pm
Sun 13 Oct Adelaide United v Perth Glory Coopers Stadium 4.30pm