ALM Match Day Guide: Western United vs Sydney FC

Leo Lacroix Western United

It’s Western United’s first home match of the new season as the Green and Black plays host to Sydney FC at AAMI Park on Sunday.

John Aloisi’s men will be out to secure a first win of the 2022/23 Isuzu UTE A-League Men season on an evening where the Club will celebrate last year’s Championship win.

Match Details

Western United vs Melbourne City

Sunday, 16 October

Kick-off: 5:00pm

Gates open: 4:00pm

AAMI Park, Melbourne.

Broadcast: The match will be broadcast live on Paramount+

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Western United’s huge home opener

The Green and Black army will cheer on the players in a home match for the first time this season, and for the first time as A-League Men Champions.

United’s fans produced an outstanding atmosphere in the away end at the first-round match against Melbourne City, continuing to build a strong voice behind the goal.

That carried on from a spectacular Finals Series last season, and the supporters will be ready to fill the bay behind the goal and bring the noise again this week.

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Championship Trophy march

Being the first home match of the season, United will take the opportunity to reflect on last season’s Championship success and officially unveil the trophy in front of its home crowd.

Led by the Western Service Crew, the Green and Black fans will march the trophy down Swan Street in Richmond from 3:45pm before bringing it into the stadium and handing it over to club legend Andrew Durante.

The trophy will be on display while the players warm up, providing extra pre-match motivation as the side looks for its first win of the season.

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Gosch’s Paddock Fan Village

Western United fans can enjoy some family-friendly fun before the match with a range of activities taking place at Gosch’s Paddock.

From 3:30pm, fans can get competitive with the WUFC football inflatables, get ready for the match with membership, merchandise and face painting, or meet some of the stars of both the Club’s Isuzu UTE A-League Men and Liberty A-League Women teams.

As the Championship Trophy march moves past Gosch’s Paddock, fans can also join the group and help carry the silverware into the arena.

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$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.

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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 AAMI Park.

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.

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.


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.


The Western United merchandise tent will be set up at the Gosch’s Paddock Fan Village from 3:30pm.

After that, all the latest Western United gear will be available at the merchandise outlet located inside Gate 2.

The brand-new 2022/23 Kappa home and alternate kits will be on sale, while all Champions merchandise is 25% off.

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 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

Public transport is available to take patrons to AAMI Park for the game.

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 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.