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Match Day Guide: Western United vs Melbourne City

Alessandro Diamanti Western United

Western United returns to AAMI Park for its first home match in 43 days with a big clash against Melbourne rivals Melbourne City on Saturday.

United is looking to bounce back from defeat against Wellington Phoenix last time out and carries a good recent record against City, against who United has been victorious in the last two meetings.

Match Details

Western United vs Melbourne City

Saturday, 29 January

Kick-off: 7:45pm

Gates open: 6:45pm

AAMI Park, Melbourne.

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

Click here to sign up for Paramount+

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

Western United back at home!

The Green and Back family is ready to return to the arena and support Western United after over a month apart.

After four matches were postponed throughout January, John Aloisi and his players are returning to the field and are delighted to get back in front of the loyal Western United army.

Members and fans should deck themselves out in Green and Black and be there to support the players as they aim to get back to winning ways.

Kids Go Free!

Western United is excited to welcome kids to every single home game for free this season. Young people have been challenged by the pandemic, particularly in football, and the Club is proud to encourage the future fans of the Green and Black to bring their families to the stadium.

Kids under 12 will go free, while family tickets are available for only the price of two adult tickets throughout the campaign.

Nikolai Topor-Stanley’s 350th game

The night will be extra special as Western United celebrates Nikolai Topor-Stanley’s 350th match in the A-League Men.

The defender will become just the second player to ever reach the milestone and is edging closer to the all-time games record holder Andrew Durante.

Western United fans are encouraged to get to the ground early to join the celebration and show their support to Topor-Stanley throughout the night.

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.

After a long wait, active support is back and fans will be able to stand, chant, wave flags and bang the drum. However, the Club kindly asks that fans remain in front of their own allocated seat at all times when viewing the match.

Tickets

All tickets to the match on Friday must be pre-purchased here.

There will be no ticket sales on matchday in order to avoid queuing at the ground, so all supporters must ensure their ticket has been purchased in advance of the match.

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 guarantee a seat as a matter of priority in the face of stadium restrictions. Become a member and join the journey 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 new 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.

Merchandise

Get the latest Western United gear at the merchandise outlet located inside Gate 2.

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

Kick to Win

One lucky member will have the chance to win $1,061 at half-time in partnership with 61 Design.

Parking

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

There is still a great deal available to fans for free parking around Federation Square in conjunction with a meal in the area, which will run until the end of March.

Click here for further details on the deal.

With the Australian Open coming to a close and the Women’s Final scheduled for Saturday night, Yarra Park at the MCG will also be open for up to an hour after the last tennis match has finished.

For more information on entrances and openings at Yarra Park, click here.

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.

COVID-safe Information

Patrons under the age of 18 will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination to enter the arena. However, anyone over 18 wishing to attend the match will need to present their COVID vaccination certificate at the gate to be granted entry.

Masks are now mandatory at AAMI Park when walking along the concourse, using indoor facilities and in any other place where social distancing is not possible.

AAMI Park is now a fully cashless venue. All tickets are required to be downloaded onto a phone and ready for scanning ahead of entry into the ground.

Social distancing is required wherever possible, and there are only three reasons to leave your designated seat – to collect food and beverages, going to the toilet or seeking assistance, and to exit the stadium.

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.