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ALM Match Day Guide: Western United vs Melbourne City

Alessandro Diamanti Western United fans

Western United fans will be able to watch the Green and Black at home in Melbourne for the final time in the Isuzu UTE A-League Men regular season on Saturday night.

United takes on Melbourne City at AAMI Park in a crucial clash with two games remaining in the season, and there is plenty for fans to enjoy.

Match Details

Isuzu UTE A-League Men Round 25

Western United vs Melbourne City

Saturday, 22 April

Kick-off: 7:45pm AEST

Gates open: 6:45pm AEST

AAMI Park, Melbourne

Broadcast: The match will be broadcast live on 10Bold and on Paramount+

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Social media: Follow Western United on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and join the conversation by using the hashtags #WUNvsMCY

Tickets

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Western United’s final home match of the season

Western United will play its final home match of the regular season, with a fitting opponent in Melbourne City who United defeat at AAMI Park almost a year ago to lift its first ever Championship.

United has enjoyed fantastic wins at AAMI Park against Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers and also won home matches at Mars Stadium in Ballarat and North Hobart Oval.

The Green and Black army has been behind United all season, leading the team to within reach of a return to the finals with two matches left to play.

Nikolai Topor-Stanley set for retirement

With this being the final home fixture, it will be the last chance for the Western United faithful to bid farewell to legendary defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

United’s No.44 announced during the week that he will retire at season’s end after an illustrious career in Australian football.

Topor-Stanley has made 379 appearances in the Isuzu UTE A-League, winning a Premiership and a Championship in his time while also becoming the first and only Australian captain to lift the AFC Asian Champions League as part of the Western Sydney Wanderers squad in 2013/14.

He played four times for the Socceroos and went to the 2008 Beijing Olympics with the Olyroos, making for a stellar career domestically and internationally.

United fans will have the chance to celebrate Topor-Stanley’s career and thank him for his contribution to the Club at AAMI Park.

Western United team news

John Aloisi will welcome two key midfielders back into contention with Neil Kilkenny and Alessandro Diamanti returning to the extended squad.

Kilkenny has been out for a month while Diamanti missed last week’s win over Adelaide United. That leaves Aloisi with nearly a full complement to choose from, creating a strong feeling of depth heading into the final two rounds.

Full Western United squad

Meet the players at the end of the game

The stars of Western United have treated the fans to signatures, selfies and meet and greets at home games this season, creating an exciting spectacle for the kids at the end of the match.

Get in position to grab a signed Western United ball from one of the players or get your own personal items autographed by your favourite Green and Black heroes.

The players are always up to meet and thank the fans for all of their support, so cheer on the boys so we can all hopefully celebrate a win together at the end.

$20 General Admission tickets behind the goal

Western United prides itself on providing the most affordable matchday experience in the A-Leagues and will give everyone an opportunity to come and watch the A-League Men Champions.

General Admission tickets are available behind the goal for just $20 for adults, bringing the entire Green and Black family together in the bays behind the goal.

United continues to foster an inclusive and passionate fan experience and encourages all fans to come together with the most affordable tickets behind the goals to bring the noise and spur on the players on the pitch.

Active Support

The Western Service Crew will be back in full voice to show their support for the team, taking up a spot back behind the goals at Mars Stadium.

Get yourself behind the goal, bring all your mates and sing your hearts out all afternoon to push the players on the pitch for the whole 90 minutes.

The Actives will have drums, flags and the megaphone in action from the stands. Join the Crew and let your voice be heard on match day.

Tickets

Tickets to the match on Friday can be pre-purchased here.

There will be ticket sales on matchday at the ticket office, but fans are encouraged to pre-book tickets in order to avoid queuing at the ground.

All ticketholders are encouraged to arrive at the match early for ease of admission through security checks. Patrons can only enter through the gate stated on their ticket.

Member redemption

All members are advised that membership cards do not give access to the venue. All members must redeem their tickets prior to the match in order to be admitted into the venue.

Memberships are the best way to support the Club and come together as a Western United family. Become a member and join the Champions today.

Members unsure how to redeem their tickets can watch the tutorial video here.

Paramount+

The match will be broadcast live and exclusive on Paramount+, the home of Australian football.

Members who renew or purchase into a full-season or seven-game* membership in the 2021/22 season will have a 12-month subscription to Paramount + included as a member benefit.

This represents an additional $89.99 in value provided at no extra cost.

Sign up here.

*Paramount+ subscription only available for Adult and Family seven-game memberships.

Merchandise

All the latest Western United gear will be available at the merchandise outlet located inside Gate 2. The Western United merchandise van will also be in attendance on the concourse.

To celebrate the final home match of the season, there will be a 15% discount storewide for fans and 20% off everything for members.

In addition to that, every fan in attendance will be able to collect a free flag from the Gate 2 merchandise outlet to add even more Green and Black to the crowd.

Members are encouraged to bring their merchandise vouchers and to stock up on Green and Black supporter wear to paint the stands in United colours to spur the team on.

Parking

There will be access to parking near AAMI Park and surrounding areas in Richmond and Southbank, but spots will be limited.

Fans can pre-book a spot in the Eastern Plaza (Entrance D) carpark across from AAMI Park at a discounted price.

Click here for more parking options near the venue.

Public Transport

AAMI Park is easily accessible by public transport with the neighbouring Richmond Station, and Flinders Street Station also just a short walk away.

Public transport services are available for fans travelling from both metro and regional Victoria.

Plan your journey from Metro Melbourne here.

If you’re coming from Regional Victoria, plan your journey here.

Bag Restrictions

Any item or bag that is too large to fit under a seat must not be brought into the stadium and a limit of one bag per person applies.

Pass-Outs

Pass-outs are not available at AAMI Park. Patrons will not be permitted re-entry to the venue if they leave before the end of the match.