Match Day Guide: Western United vs Wellington Phoenix

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Western United will make history by hosting the first ever A-League Men’s match at Ballarat’s regional football facility, taking on Wellington Phoenix at Morshead Park on Saturday.

The Green and Black is undefeated in three games and will be out for a big win, with just five matches remaining in the season after this weekend.

Match Details

Western United vs Wellington Phoenix

Saturday, 9 April

Kick-off: 2:05pm

Gates open: 1:00pm

Morshead Park, Ballarat.

Broadcast: The match will be broadcast live on Paramount+

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First ever A-League Men match at Morshead Park

Having previously played a friendly there, Western United will take to the Morshead Park pitch for a competitive game for the first time.

In fact, this will be the first ever A-League Men match at the venue, showcasing the best football venue that Ballarat has to offer.

The regional football facility plays host to Ballarat City in NPL 3 and will host a professional game for the first time.

Special suburban football experience for fans

Western United fans will be able to experience football in Ballarat like never before at the purpose-built facilities at Morshead Park.

A stand along the side of the pitch will house Premium and Platinum members while all other areas of the ground will be available for general admission.

The Western Service Crew will take up a place behind one of the goals and all fans can get a great vantage point from grass hills on the side of the pitch, or get up close with the action along the fences.

The canteen will be open and there will be food trucks on offer at the game as well

Western United looking for unbeaten Ballarat stint

Western United is delighted to be able to bring this extra game to the passionate and boisterous fans in the Ballarat region.

Since season one, Ballarat has been a major part of the Western United family and the supporters in the region have always turned up in good voice for the team.

United picked up an important win in an entertaining game against Newcastle Jets at Mars Stadium in March and added another point to its tally last weekend against Central Coast Mariners.

John Aloisi and his players will be hoping for another win to complete an unbeaten stint in Ballarat for this season, heading into the pointy end of the campaign.

Chances to win big pre-game and at half-time

As has been the case at both games at Mars Stadium this season, the first 200 patrons through the gates at Morshead Park will receive a free McCafe Coffee Voucher.

On top of that there will be a special Western United giveaway, so get into the ground early for the chance to win big.

And at half-time, one lucky fan will have the chance to win $1,061 in the 61 Design Kick To Win competition.

Macca’s Matchday Offer

Thanks to our proud partner McDonald’s, the first 250 people through the gate at Morshead Park will receive a FREE McCafé Coffee Card.

Additionally, all Western United fans can look forward to a FREE Big Mac if the boys win or draw the match. Please note, you must show your membership or game day ticket to redeem and is limited to the following stores:

  • Bacchus Marsh
  • Bakery Hill
  • Ballan
  • Ballarat Sturt St
  • Lucas
  • Sebastopol
  • Wendouree

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 in the stand at Mars Stadium.

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.


All tickets to the match on Saturday can be pre-purchased here. There will also be ticket sales at the ground ahead of kick-off.

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.


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.


Western United merchandise will be available to purchase from inside Gate 1 at the Green and Black marquee.

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.


All onsite parking at Morshead Park will be reserved for operational use, but there is plenty of free parking in the surrounding streets which are just walking distance from the stadium.

Public Transport

Public transport is available to take patrons to Morshead 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.

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.