Sydney FC to play first home match at ANZ Stadium
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Sydney FC to play first home match at ANZ Stadium

Sydney FC Break New Ground With First Hyundai A-League Match At ANZ Stadium

13 September 2012

Sydney FC’s marquee stars Alessandro Del Piero and Brett Emerton will spearhead the Sky Blues into new territory when they take on Perth Glory in the first ever Hyundai A-League game at ANZ Stadium on October 28.

Sydney FC will take on Perth Glory at ANZ Stadium on Sunday 28 October in a round four Hyundai A-League clash.

The Sky Blues boast a passionate following all over Sydney, with 40 per cent of its Members from the western suburbs, and the match continues Sydney FC’s determination to reward its loyal fans from all over Sydney.

“Sydney FC has Members and fans from all over Sydney and this match is a great opportunity for those who live in Sydney’s west to watch Alessandro Del Piero, Brett Emerton and the rest of the Sydney FC team at ANZ Stadium,” said Sydney FC Chief Executive Officer Tony Pignata.

“Allianz Stadium is unavailable due to the annual turf replacement. We have had tremendous interest from a lot of venues from all over the greater Sydney area and we are happy to play at ANZ Stadium.”

Emerton, who hails from Campbelltown, will be joined on 28 October by fellow Sydney-based Sky Blues Ivan Necevski, Sebastian Ryall, Nathan Sherlock, Adam Griffiths, Dimi Petratos, Blake Powell, Mitch Mallia, Joel Chianese, Terry Antonis, Trent McClenahan, Vedran Janjetovic, Rhyan Grant, Hagi Gligor and Daniel Petkovski.

“I’m a Sydney boy and I’ve enjoyed playing my football back in my home town with Sydney FC,” Emerton said. “Sydney FC represents all of Sydney and last year we played matches in Kogarah and Campbelltown and now we have the opportunity to play at ANZ Stadium.

“ANZ Stadium has a lot of very fond memories for me, particularly the World Cup qualifier in 2005, and it will be great to play there again in front of a big Sydney crowd for Sydney FC.”

Sydney FC has played two previous matches at ANZ Stadium, which were both exhibition games.

The Sky Blues played the David Beckham-led LA Galaxy in front of an Australian record club football match crowd of 80,295 in 2007 while in 2010 Sydney FC took on Tim Cahill’s Everton, in front of 40,446 fans.

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