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Match Day Guide: Western United vs Sydney FC

Josh Risdon Western United

Western United is back at AAMI Park after less than 72 hours as John Aloisi’s side takes on Sydney FC for the second time in 11 days.

The Green and Black is currently occupying top spot on the A-League Men ladder and is in the midst of a club-record five match unbeaten streak.

Match Details

Western United vs Sydney FC

Wednesday, 23 February

Kick-off: 5:25pm

Gates open: 4:25pm

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 #WUNvsSYD

Big clash at the top of the table

Western United is leading the Isuzu UTE A-League Men once again after a big win against Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday, which included a stunning scorpion kick goal from Ben Garuccio.

The Green and Black drew 1-1 with Sydney FC just under two weeks ago, and the Sky Blues are in good form themselves as they have risen up to fourth on the ladder.

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.

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.

Fans can purchase tickets and select the active category to enjoy the experience chanting and spurring the team on to a good result.

Tickets

All tickets to the match on Wednesday 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.

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 recommended in places where social distancing is not possible and the Club encourages supporters to be mindful of theirs and others’ safety at all times while enjoying the match.

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.