Sydney’s Allianz Stadium to host Westfield FFA Cup Final 2017
Allianz Stadium in Sydney will host the Westfield FFA Cup Final 2017 between Sydney FC and Adelaide United on Tuesday 21 November 2017.
Football Federation Australia (FFA) today confirmed the venue and kick-off time for November’s showpiece between the competition’s inaugural Champions Adelaide and last year’s runners-up Sydney FC.
Marco Kurz’s Reds won through to their second Westfield FFA Cup Final on Tuesday night after defeating Western Sydney Wanderers FC 2-1 at Campbelltown Stadium.
Earlier this month Graham Arnold’s Sky Blues booked back-to-back Westfield FFA Cup Final appearances after they beat South Melbourne FC from Victoria’s PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 5-1 at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne.
“FFA would like to congratulate both Sydney FC and Adelaide United for reaching the Westfield FFA Cup Final for a second time,” said FFA chief executive David Gallop. “Both teams have performed strongly in this year’s competition and deserve to be in the Final.”
“In 2017 the Westfield FFA Cup Final will be played in New South Wales for the first time, after South Australia (2014) and Victoria (2015 & 2016) hosted the first three editions of the competition’s deciding fixture.
“FFA considered a range of factors in deciding between Adelaide and Sydney. It is important that, where possible, the Westfield FFA Cup Final is played in different locations around Australia to showcase the truly national nature of the competition. FFA is hoping to break the Westfield FFA Cup Final attendance record by beating last year’s number achieved in Melbourne.
“After weighing it all up and particularly considering the Hyundai A-League commitments and fixtures of both clubs around the Final date, we decided on this occasion that the game should be played in Sydney.
“Adelaide United play Central Coast Mariners in the Hyundai A-League on Thursday 16 November, while Sydney play on Saturday 18 November which is only three days before the Westfield FFA Cup Final. Adelaide United and Sydney FC will also meet again in the Hyundai A-League in Adelaide just 10 days after the Westfield Cup Final,” concluded Gallop.
Tickets for the Westfield FFA Cup Final 2017 will go on sale to Sydney FC and Adelaide United members from midday (AEDT) on Monday 30 October 2017. Members of both clubs will receive a 10% discount on ticket prices during the Member pre-sale window.
Tickets to Australia’s Football Family will be available from midday (AEDT) on Tuesday 31 October 2017, while tickets will go on sale to the general public from midday (AEDT) on Thursday 2 November 2017.
The Westfield FFA Cup Final 2017 will also be broadcast LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS.
Westfield FFA Cup Final 2017
Sydney FC v Adelaide United
Tuesday 21 November 2017
Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Kick-Off: 7:30pm (AEDT)
Visit www.theffacup.com.au/tickets for full ticketing details.