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Match Day Guide: Western United vs Melbourne Victory

Western United Fans

Western United returns to AAMI Park for the first leg of the Isuzu UTE A-League Men Semi-Finals against Melbourne Victory.

The Green and Black won through to the final four after defeating Wellington Phoenix on Saturday night and will look to gain a first leg advantage in the fight to reach the Grand Final.

Match Details

Western United vs Melbourne Victory

Saturday, 14 May

Kick-off: 7:05pm

Gates open: 6:05pm

AAMI Park, Melbourne.

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

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Western United’s second ever semi-final appearance

Western United is back in the semi-finals of the A-League Men for the second time in its three-year history with all eyes on a memorable Finals campaign.

Aleksandar Prijovic scored the goal to get United there – striking his 10th goal of the season in the 10th minute of the match against Wellington.

That was United’s first ever home final and will be quickly followed by a second on Tuesday, with everything on the line in the upcoming week.

Green and Black takeover at the South End

Western United fans are set to turn the South End of AAMI Park Green and Black with all supporters encouraged to buy into that area of the stadium.

United’s Active Support will be stationed behind the goal at Aisle 17 while all United supporters can purchase into the general admission bays either side of the Active Area.

The whole Green and Black family will come together to cheer the team on as one, painting that end in Western United colours.

There will be plenty of giveaways at that end of the ground before the game as well to decorate the stands and get the supporters ready to drive the team to a good performance.

Record-breaking regular season

Western United is approaching this 2021/22 Finals series on the back of a record-breaking Isuzu UTE A-League Men regular season campaign.

The side earned a third-place finish on the table – the Club’s best finish to date – and also achieved club record totals in wins and points in a single season.

The entire squad contributed throughout the home and away campaign with a number of individuals putting in standout performances and leading the league in key statistical categories for their position.

United will look to carry that form into the Finals, starting with this huge clash against Wellington on Saturday night.

Commemorative kids t-shirts and Finals posters on offer

To get into the Finals spirit, Western United will be giving away Finals posters throughout the ground and commemorative kids t-shirts at the South End of the ground where all United fans will be situated.

The green t-shirt features United’s ‘Go Harder’ Finals mantra, and the Club can’t wait to see that end of the ground awash with green as the future fans of the Club get behind the team. 

The posters feature images of memorable moments from the season, and there will be a number of other special surprise giveaway items at that end to everyone in the mood ahead of kick-off.

Shuttle buses available from Geelong

Western United would like to thank its supporters from Geelong by helping as many of them as possible to attend the match on Saturday.

Shuttle buses will be on offer for fans to utilise free of charge. The service will leave from GMHBA Stadium at 5pm sharp to ensure arrival with plenty of time ahead of kick-off.

The bus home will depart from AAMI Park at the drop off point 30 minutes after the conclusion of the match. All passengers on the shuttle bus must wear a fitted facemask for the duration of the journey and also provide proof of their double-vaccinated status against COVID-19, or of a valid medical exemption.

Tickets

All tickets to the match on Saturday can be pre-purchased here.

There will ticket sales on matchday at the ticketing gate, but supporters are encouraged to book tickets in advance 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.

Active Support

The Western Service Crew will be back in full voice to show their support for the team in this crucial Finals match, taking up a spot back behind the goals at AAMI Park.

The Active fans will bring the noise to spur on the players on the pitch and will create a vibrant atmosphere befitting of the occasion.

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.

United needs as many fans decked out in Green and Black as possible to create a Finals atmosphere and drive the team to success.

Parking

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

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.

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.