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Match Day Guide: Western United vs Melbourne City

Western United

It’s the big one this weekend – we take on Melbourne City in a thrilling top of the table clash in the Isuzu UTE A-League Men.

The sides are currently level on points but we have two games in hand on our crosstown rivals, with a win potentially going a long way to both sides’ hopes of securing silverware at the end of the season.

Match Details

Western United vs Melbourne City

Saturday, 12 March

Kick-off: 5:05pm

Gates open: 4:00pm

AAMI Park, Melbourne.

Broadcast: The match will be broadcast live 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

Top of the table clash

As the season approaches its final 10 games, the third meeting of the campaign between Western United and Melbourne City will be the biggest yet with both sides competing at the top.

United has already beaten City twice this season and will be out to make it a clean sweep against the reigning champions to cement its place at the top of the league.

Western United is on a four-match winning streak and an eight-game unbeaten run, both of which are Club record totals. John Aloisi’s men will be hoping to add to the good run of form with another big win at AAMI Park.

Show your colours to win big for the West!

Four lucky fans will have the chance to win either a $2,500 cash prize or a special Western United training experience for their junior football club or school.

Students aged 18 and younger will be eligible for the competition and must attend the game in their club kit or school sport/PE uniform for the chance to win.

The cash prizes will go towards funding new equipment for training and games, while other winners will be invited to the NEC Hangar to watch training and receive an address from John Aloisi.

Wear your colours with pride to be in the running, and sprinkle in a little bit of Green and Black to cheer on Western United to a big win.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Masks are no longer mandatory but are still recommended as an extra precautionary measure in settings where social distancing is not possible.

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.