Saturday’s clash between Melbourne Victory and Del Piero’s Sydney FC at AAMI Park is officially a sell-out, the home club confirmed on Thursday morning.
The fixture has been extremely popular among the Melbourne sporting community, with Victory highest ever regular season attendance coming from a game against Sydney in 2006 when more than 50,000 people pilled into Etihad Stadium.
Arguably, the game has gathered even more interest with Sky Blues’ Alessandro Del Piero making his first trip to AAMI Park.
The sell-out achievement means all available public tickets for the match have been sold, with no tickets available for purchase on the day at the ground.
Aside from quality football, the fourth annual “U-NITE match” will feature a range of Australia Day themed events, as the football community embraces multiculturalism and celebrates diversity.
Those who have secured tickets will also be able to watch a curtain raiser match between Victoria’s best young multicultural talent, as the Unite FC team take on the Victorian Champions League (VCL) All-Stars, with kick-off taking place just after gates open at AAMI Park at 4pm.
This match will also be a special day for 55 new Australians, who will take part in a Citizenship Ceremony on AAMI Park.
The new citizens will be invited on to the pitch just before kick-off to make their pledge in front of a sold-out AAMI Park.
Talented Australian singer Silvie Paladino will also sing the national anthem ahead of one of the biggest matches of the season.
Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC clash on Saturday, January 26 at AAMI Park, with kick-off at 5.30pm.