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Match Day Guide: Western United vs Melbourne Victory

Live sport is back, with the Isuzu UTE A-League Men season kicking off with a bang as Western United hosts Melbourne Victory at GMHBA Stadium.

The Battle of the Bridge returns for a blockbuster season opener, with the match capacity set to be sold out.

Match Details

Western United vs Melbourne Victory

Saturday, 20 November

Kick-off: 7:45pm

Gates open: 6:15pm

GHMBA Stadium, Geelong

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 #WUNvsMVC

Kids Go Free!

The Club 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

After a warm-up in last week’s FFA Cup victory against Newcastle Jets, the Western Service Crew will be back in full voice to show their support for the team.

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 Saturday 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.

Tickets are selling fast and fans must secure a seat in time to ensure a place in the stadium, with GHMBA Stadium set to hold a 50% capacity for the game.

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 at Gate 13 both inside and outside the stadium.

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.

Parking

Accessible parking is available on a first-in basis in the following locations:

  • Along Moorabool Street out the front of the Sports House
  • Limited spaces are located within the A3 car park directly out the front of the Premiership Stand and along Park Crescent directly in front of Kardinia Aquatic Centre.

Public Transport

Public transport is available to take patrons to GMHBA Stadium for the game.

Plan your journey from Metro Melbourne here.

If you’re coming from Regional Victoria, plan your journey here.

COVID-safe Information

All patrons over the age of 12 years 2 months must be able to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in order to enter the venue.

To ensure COVID-safety, GMHBA Stadium is an entirely cashless venue, and all tickets are required to be downloaded onto a phone.

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 recommended in situations 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 issued at the discretion of the Stadium. Should a pass-out be applicable patrons will need to have their ticket scanned out and re-scanned on their way in to regain entry to the venue.