A-League Grand Final a sell-out
Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane will be jam-packed with 52,000 fans when Brisbane Roar take on the Western Sydney Wanderers for championship honours.
FFA CEO David Gallop said the Hyundai A-League showpiece event had sold out in record time.
“The pace of sales has been quite amazing and I’m delighted to say that over 85% of tickets have gone to members of the Roar and Wanderers, and members of the FFA football family,” Gallop said.
“We want to reward our most loyal fans with the privilege of access to the Grand Final and this means we’ll experience the unique and authentic atmosphere that makes the A-League so special.”
Only a limited number of corporate hospitality tickets are available.
Roar have named an unchanged squad for the clash with head coach Mike Mulvey giving Dimitri Petratos until the last minute to prove his fitness after picking up an ankle injury in the semi-final against Melbourne Victory last week.
Meanwhile the Wanderers have made just the one change to their line-up with Mark Bridge losing his race to overcome an ankle injury, and Jason Trifiro coming into the squad.
Bridge scored in two previous grand finals for the winning sides - first Newcastle Jets in 2008 and then Sydney FC in 2010.
The 2013/14 Referee of the Year, Peter Green, will officiate the match.
With a capacity crowd expected fans are urged to arrive early and soak up the pre-match entertainment which includes a feature performance by US singer-songwriter Jason Derulo.
Ticketed fans will also be able to travel free to the game. Simply present your game day ticket to receive free travel to and from Suncorp Stadium on Brisbane Transport bus and Queensland Rail services. This free travel offer applies from midday to the last scheduled service on game day.
Fox Sports will begin their Grand Final coverage on Fox Sports 1HD & 1 from 3pm (AEST). SBS TV will broadcast the match on a one-hour delay on SBS2 and SBS HD.