Western United call to arms ahead of this weekend’s Battle of the Bridge


Western United will take over Melbourne this week with iconic landmarks set to light up green and AAMI Park rebranded as the WUFC home stadium.

The Club from the west, for the west, is calling on the people of the west to get to the city and be part of the rivalry match against the team in navy blue.

Western United CEO, Chris Pehlivanis said the Club have drawn up their battle plans and are ready to go come Saturday.

“To be playing a home game at AAMI Park is a totally new experience for the players and the club, and everyone is really pumped up about it.

“The team is ready for this marquee game and we are dubbing it The Battle of the Bridge.  It marks out the geographical divide of Melbourne and shows that we represent the hardworking and aspirational people of Melbourne and Victoria’s west.

“At the stadium on Saturday night, the fans will be representing their side of the bridge in a physical sense – with the Western United supporters sitting on the western side of the ground, while the away fans will sit in the eastern bays.”

Western United will play selected home games at AAMI Park in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions, starting with this weekend’s derby.

Fans can expect a different match experience to other A-League clubs, a great night of sport and entertainment with international DJ Yo! Mafia playing her well-known RNB Friday’s mix to energise the crowd ahead of kick-off.

It’s the west against the rest this Saturday. Show your support on social media by using the hashtag #BattleoftheBridge.

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Match details

Western United vs Melbourne ✖️ictory

Saturday, 30 January

Kick-off: 5:05pm

AAMI Park, Melbourne