How your club will start the A-League season

The A-League draw was announced yesterday, and with competition to get underway in October, there's already a few fixtures that catch the eye in the 2016/17 fixture list.

Adelaide United

Premiers Adelaide United play runners up West Sydney Wanderers in Round 2 at Coopers Stadium on Friday, October 14.

They’ll continue the home field advantage when they take on long time rivals Melbourne Victory on Saturday, October 22 in Round 3, and headline Boxing Day by taking on Sydney FC at home.

Brisbane Roar

Brisbane have got a big start to next seasons A-League with a massive game against Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium to open up the season on Friday, October 7.

They will benefit this season from the split round in Round 23 as they look to reach the knockout stages of the Asian Champions League.

Central Coast

Central Coast have got a tough start to the season, who finished bottom of the table with the Mariners having to take on three of the top teams in the early part of the season. 

Central Coast take on Brisbane Roar at home in round 3, followed by West Sydney Wanderers in round 4 and Adelaide United in round 5. 

Central Coast compete in the F3 derby three times during the season against rivals Newcastle Jets, with the first game happening in round 7 at Hunter Stadium.

Central Coast will play in Canberra against Wellington round 6 at GIO Stadium as part of the alternative fixtures throughout next season.

Melbourne City

City travel over the Tasman to take on Wellington in the first game of the season, before a massive Melbourne Derby against rivals Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium on October 15 before being at home to the Victory 8 days before Christmas on December 17.

City have two straight home games at the start of the A-League season, with games against Perth Glory and Adelaide United both to be played at AAMI Park.

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory travel interstate to Brisbane, before challenging rivals Melbourne City at Etihad. 

A few standouts are an away clash against Sydney FC on November 5 at Allianz Stadium, before being at home to runners up West Sydney Wanderers at AAMI Park on November 12.

Newcastle Jets

Newcastle has a tough task on their hands, with the Jets having to face off against the top three teams of the Finals series early on.

They begin by taking on premiers Adelaide United and Brisbane Roar at Hunter Stadium in the first two games of the season, and then are away to Western Sydney Wanderers at Spotless Stadium.

Perth Glory

Perth Glory had a barnstorming end to last season, and will look to continue their momentum from the second half of the season at the start of the new A-League season, with their first home game against Central Coast Mariners at NIB Stadium.

Other standout games include a big New Years Day clash against Western Sydney Wanderers at ANZ Stadium, which is the only game on that day.

Glory plays two home games in the Distance Derby against Wellington Phoenix at nib Stadium in Round 2 and Round 14.

Sydney FC

It was a difficult 2015/2016 campaign for Graham Arnold’s men finishing seventh on the table, missing Finals action for the first time under Arnold’s tenure.

Next season won’t start any easeier as they’ve got a massive derby against Western Sydney Wanderers in round 1 at ANZ Stadium.

Other standout games include an away clash with Adelaide United on Boxing Day at Coopers Stadium, as well as a second home game against West Sydney in round 14 at Allianz Stadium.

Wellington Phoenix

It was a long season for the Phoenix last season, and their fixture list looks easier with an array of new names heading over the Tasman.

Wellington start the year off in round 1 with their match against Melbourne City at Westpac Stadium.

This upcoming season, the Phoenix will again be travelling around New Zealand to get support behind them from other New Zealand locales.

These include games against Central Coast Mariners at FMG Stadium in Hamilton in round 10, Western Sydney Wanderers at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland in round 11 and Yarrows Stadium in New Plymouth in round 18, and against Perth Glory at QBE Stadium in Auckland in round 22.

Western Sydney Wanderers 

The Wanderers bid goodbye to Pirtek Stadium as it begins renovation on Wanderer territory, as they will be playing most of their games between ANZ and Spotless Stadium next season. 

Wanderers are hosting rivals Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium in round 1, and again in round 20, while they will be hosting Perth Glory at ANZ Stadium in the first game of 2017.

Other standouts include the alternative fixture against Newcastle Jets where they will be playing at Campbelltown Stadium on January 22 in round 16.