Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final date confirmed

Following discussions with Sydney FC, Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory overnight, Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced that the Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final will be played on Sunday 19 May at Optus Stadium in Perth (Kick-Off 4:30pm AWST).

FFA Head of Leagues, Greg O’Rourke, thanked the clubs for supporting the confirmation of the match date in light of the fact that both Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory have AFC Champions League (ACL) fixtures on Tuesday 21 May and Wednesday 22 May respectively.

“With the Federal election scheduled for Saturday 18 May, it was agreed by all parties that it is in the best interest of the competition to schedule our show piece event on Sunday 19 May to allow for maximum visibility,” said O’Rourke.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sydney FC in particular for the manner in which these discussions were had and we understand the extraordinary efforts that they are making to accommodate this decision given their short turn-around time between matches.

“In return, FFA has agreed to provide additional assistance to Sydney FC, should they qualify, to upgrade the travel class of players that will need to back-up for the ACL after playing in the Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final.

“We have structured the ticketing for this event to be very family-friendly and with a 4:30pm kick-off time we are expecting a very large vocal crowd to be in attendance for what will be another memorable Hyundai A-League Grand Final,” concluded O’Rourke.

Sydney FC CEO, Danny Townsend, acknowledged that this was a unique situation given the circumstances.

“At Sydney FC we take our representation in the AFC Champions League very seriously and are proud to be representing Australia on an international stage,” said Townsend.

“Our intention is to field the strongest squad possible for the Match Day 6 fixture against Kawasaki Frontale on the Tuesday night.

“However given the Hyundai A-League Grand Final clashes with the federal election, we accept the necessity to move our domestic showpiece to the Sunday afternoon, should we qualify.

“Whilst our preference was to play Saturday night, we understand the need to maximize the audience for the Grand Final and want to support the Hyundai A-League and football in this country in the best way we can,” concluded Townsend

Sydney FC will host Melbourne Victory at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Sunday (12 May 2019) to see who will face Perth Glory in the Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final.

Tickets for the Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final will go on sale to Members of Perth Glory and Sydney FC or Melbourne Victory members at 9am (AWST) Monday (13 May 2019). Tickets will then go on sale to the Football Family from 9am (AWST) on Tuesday (14 May), and to the General Public from 2pm (AWST) on Tuesday (14 May).

Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final tickets will be available via www.a-league.com.au/tickets.

The Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final will be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS (Channel 505), 10 Bold and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers.

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Match Details


Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final
Perth Glory v Sydney FC or Melbourne Victory
Optus Stadium, Perth
Date:
Sunday 19 May 2019
Kick-Off: 4:30pm (AWST)

Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final Ticket On-Sale Times:

 

Window Opens

Window Closes

Perth Glory Members Pre-Sale

9am – Monday, 13 May 2019

1pm – Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Sydney FC/Melbourne Victory Members Pre-Sale

9am – Monday, 13 May 2019

1pm – Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Football Family Pre-Sale

9am – Tuesday, 14 May 2019

1pm – Tuesday, 14 May 2019

General Public On-Sale

2pm – Tuesday, 14 May 2019

 

 

Note: all times are Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)

For more information in regards to ticketing for the Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final, please visit www.a-league.com.au/tickets