The Hyundai A-League‘s glamour club, Sydney FC will be playing the Central Coast Mariners FC in the A-League Pre Season Cup at Canberra Stadium this Sunday. Kick-off is at 3pm and tickets are available from Ticketek or at the gate. General admission is on $18 for adults and $10 for concession & children aged 18 or under.
Games between the Mariners and Sydney FC are always good contests (I’ve been to a few matches between them in both Sydney and Gosford), so it will be worth heading out there. Furthermore, Sydney need to win by at least 3 goals to remain in contention for a semi-finals berth. The Football in the Capital blog has a brief review of the game and The Canberra Times has a piece here about Canberran Adam Casey who is playing for Sydney FC. The Mariners are also a good model for how an A-League team could function in Canberra – they are all about community, community and community and have very strong support on the Central Coast.
Unfotunately, ACTION buses don’t seem to be running a special bus service to the game like they do for Raiders & Brumbies games. At least parking is only $5.