Perth Glory bid to host FFA Cup Final

Perth Glory has made a bid to host the FFA Cup Final at nib Stadium on November 7 following the disappointment of last year.

The A-League outfit is one win away from securing its second successive Cup Final appearance.

Glory lodged the application for the decider with Football Federation Australia ahead of their Cup Semi-Final against Melbourne City at nib Stadium on Wednesday night.

Club CEO Peter Filopoulos said Western Australia had a solid case to clinch hosting rights.

Last year the club travelled to South Australia to play against eventual winners Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium.

Filopoulos said: “It would be an indictment on the governing body not to host the final in Perth, should Glory qualify for back-to-back Cup Finals.

"It would be an enormous opportunity for the club to re-engage with its fans and members and help generate wider support for the game in the West.

“We believe there would be a strong crowd in attendance for a FFA Cup Final in Perth, of at least upwards of 16000, which is more than what Coopers Stadium in Adelaide holds.

“The passion and support for football was evident at the recent Socceroos match against Bangladesh at nib Stadium, so we feel that hosting a Cup Final in Perth is a chance for locals to support their team as it competes for its first silverware in the A-League era".

The FFA is expected to make its decision within the next week, pending the outcome of the Semi-Final round of the FFA Cup.