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Match Day Guide: Western United vs Western Sydney Wanderers

Josh Risdon Western United

Western United returns to AAMI Park to face Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday in a special Food Relief match in partnership with Foodbank Victoria.

The Green and Black is currently occupying top spot on the A-League Men ladder and is seeking a club-record fifth game in a row without a loss.

Match Details

Western United vs Western Sydney Wanderers

Sunday, 20 February

Kick-off: 6:45pm

Gates open: 5:45pm

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 #WUNvsWSW

Food Relief round for Foodbank Victoria

Western United is teaming up with Foodbank Victoria to champion the cause of food relief in the community by putting on a special match to raise funds and awareness.

Foodbank Victoria continues to do outstanding work throughout Victoria, and in particular in Western United’s heartland in the Western suburbs.

In 2021, the Foodbank Hunger Report said that one in every six Australian adults hadn’t had enough to eat over the previous year, while 1.2 million children had gone without adequate food.

Foodbank Victoria provides over one million meals to people in need every month and Western United is committed to supporting the organisation’s outstanding work in the community.

Supercharged Goals for Hunger campaign

As part of the Food Relief theme, Happsa Group’s Goals for Hunger campaign will be supercharged to raise more money for Foodbank with every goal that the Green and Black scores.

The initiative means that currently, every goal Western United scores results in $200, or 400 meals, being donated to Foodbank Victoria, and for the Wanderers clash that donation will be significantly multiplied, allowing for a spectacular donation amount to come from the match.

So far this season, United has scored 11 A-League Men goals which have helped deliver some 4,400 meals to those in need.

Special 61 Design Kick to Win competition

With the added support of Foodbank Victoria, the 61 Design Kick to Win half-time competition will have an enormous cash prize available for one lucky contestant.

Everyone that donates to Foodbank from now until kick-off and attends the match on Sunday will go into the running to be chosen to take part in the promotion.

Instead of the usual 61-metre bomb into the vacant goal, the competition has been altered and will become a standard crossbar challenge with three separate opportunities to maximise the winnings.

The first kick will be taken from 30 metres away from the goal with a $10,000 reward for hitting the crossbar on the full, before the distance and prize money falls in subsequent efforts.

A kick from 20 metres will have a $1,000 prize and a third and final kick from 10 metres, should it be needed, will be worth $500. If the crossbar is not rattled after three kicks, the contestant will take home a $61 consolation prize.

Fans can donate here to support Foodbank Victoria’s efforts and be in with a chance of competing.

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.

Tickets

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

There will be ticket sales on matchday at the ticket booths, 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.

Australia and Sri Lanka are set to do battle at the MCG in a Twenty-20 international cricket match, so Yarra Park at the MCG will also be open as an option close by.

For more information on entrances and openings at Yarra Park, click here.

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.

Masks are now mandatory at AAMI Park when walking along the concourse, using indoor facilities and in any other place where social distancing is not possible.

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.