Western United heads to Ballarat for the first time in the 2022/23 season, taking on Newcastle Jets on Sunday evening.
Fans in Ballarat can get out and support the team in the first of five matches that the Club will have in the area.
Isuzu UTE A-League Men Round 12
Western United vs Newcastle Jets
Sunday, 15 January
Gates open: 4:00pm
Mars Stadium, Ballarat
Broadcast: The match will be broadcast live on Paramount+
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Western United returns to Ballarat
Ballarat has been a significant supporter of Western United since day one and the Green and Black is delighted to return to Mars Stadium.
The loyal fans in the region have always shown up for the team and will give John Aloisi and the players a big lift on Sunday.
United had two exciting matches at Mars Stadium last season, including a win over the Jets in March, and will hope to provide similar entertainment to the Ballarat faithful this time around.
Western United team news
John Aloisi will be without left-back Ben Garuccio for this clash after the No.17 suffered a calf injury in last week’s defeat to Melbourne City.
The boss will look towards the likes of Josh Risdon, Jacob Tratt and Tomoki Imai to fill in at each full-back position, while Dylan Pierias, Nicolas Milanovic and Rhys Bozinovski could all be vying for starts.
Neil Kilkenny’s 150th Isuzu UTE A-League Men game
Neil Kilkenny is set to make his 150th appearance in the Isuzu UTE A-League Men if he features on Sunday.
United’s No.88 will move to 38 appearances in the Green and Black and add to a long list of milestones that he has achieved throughout his career.
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.
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 night 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 to the match on Sunday 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.
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.
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.
*Paramount+ subscription only available for Adult and Family seven-game memberships.
All the latest Western United gear will be available at the merchandise outlet located inside Gate 1.
The 2022/23 Kappa kits will be on sale, as well as stock off all of the WUFC lifestyle items and the brand-new player badges.
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.
There will be access to limited parking on-site at Mars Stadium in front of the North Ballarat Sports Club. Once spots there are exhausted there will be space at the nearby C.E Brown Reserve and in surrounding streets.
Mars Stadium is a six-minute drive from Ballarat Railway Station, so fans can arrive by train and book a short ride to the ground.
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.
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.