Sell out crowd to witness Hyundai A-League 2018 Grand Final in Newcastle
All tickets for the Hyundai A-League 2018 Grand Final between Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory have sold out in record time.
A stadium capacity crowd of 30,000 is expected at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle on Saturday night, which would set a new record for any sporting event at the venue in its latest configuration.
It is the eighth consecutive Hyundai A-League Grand Final to sell out.
“Everyone is talking about the amazing drama of last weekend’s semi-finals, and the world is talking about Riley McGree’s amazing scorpion kick goal. This weekend is a massive occasion for both teams and their fans but also for the Hyundai A-League and the city of Newcastle,” said FFA Chief Executive David Gallop.
“The Jets have gone from wooden spooners to Grand Finalists in one season and earned the right to play in front of their home crowd. We know the whole city will be behind them and the speed with which the Grand Final has sold out shows how keen Club Members and fans are to be there.
“Melbourne Victory will be relishing the chance to win another Grand Final, so I am sure we are going to see a fitting finale to the season,” concluded Gallop.
For those unable to get a ticket for the game, the match will be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS and ONE with coverage starting at 7pm.
Due to ticket demand outstripping supply in Newcastle, the FFA is working with Newcastle City Council and its broadcasters to establish live sites for those who missed out. Further details regarding live sites will be released in later in the week.