After drawing a record crowd last November, soccer fans across the capital have another chance to prove their devotion to the sport with another A-League match at GIO Stadium on Sunday 5th February.
It is the second and last local A-League game of the season, and will be the last one forever unless Canberrans vote with their feet and head to the game.
With the W-League semi-final between Canberra United and Melbourne City kicking off at the ground at 8pm, it will be an evening of elite football action in the capital (the United game was originally scheduled for 2pm but has been moved due to the heat). The high profile women’s teams will be vying for a spot in the national league grand final but only one team has the home ground advantage.
After seven straight years of no A-League matches, the ACT Government and Capital Football struck a deal with the Central (aka Capital) Coast Mariners to bring football back to the ACT with two home matches this season. If the games prove successful, it paves the way for A-League to make a permanent return to Canberra.
With a strong belief that Canberrans will come through for the team and sport as a whole, Ivan Slavich, Business Development Ambassador for the Central Coast Mariners says, “Please – show your commitment by coming on February 5. If you do, A-League can return next season.
“The GWS Giants draw a crowd of over 10,000. With soccer being the number one organised participation sport in Canberra, I’m confident we can top that.”
This second game has the Central Coast Mariners taking on Adelaide United (who won the comp last year). They’re pretty evenly placed so it should be a competitive, high-scoring game.
“We had a record crowd at the last game,” says Ivan. “We broke records. But I want to break them again. I know we can do better.”
In an effort to support parents in bringing their soccer-loving children, adults will receive four free junior tickets for every one adult ticket purchased.
“Kids love the sport and they absolutely love watching elite teams play, so we want to support parents in making that happen. We’ve also had a high take-up of corporate boxes from an array of esteemed local organisations.”
Those wishing to enquire about corporate boxes can call Ivan on 0414 514 555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Coast Mariners will play Adelaide United on Sunday 5th February at GIO Stadium at 5pm. Tickets are from $15.00 and are available through Ticketek or at the gate.
Match day sponsor is realestate.com.au