Round 1 v Sydney: Match day information


All the match day information for Melbourne Victory’s season opener against Sydney FC on Saturday night.

Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC
Saturday, October 7
Etihad Stadium, 7:50pm EDT
Gates open at 6:15pm EDT

Purchase your tickets now

Allow extra time to arrive at Etihad Stadium as all bags will be checked and all attendees will be wanded prior to entry.


Memberships will be available to purchase from the Gate 5 membership hub, and there will be a marquee on the footbridge. Both will be open from 4:00pm.

The new membership merchandise will also be available to purchase.


The featured item on Saturday night at Etihad Stadium is the adults and kids hoodies.

The adult range is just $80 ($72 for members), while the kids are $70 ($63 for members).


A brand new merchandise outlet will be situated outside Gate 5, while there will be three more inside – Gates 4 and 5 on Level 1, and on Aisle 38 on Level 2.

Victory Village

Victory Village will be up and running between 5:00pm and 7:20pm outside Gates 5 and 7 of Etihad Stadium.

Hyundai Fan Van

Take part in the boot shoot and kick the ball through the target to win a Hyundai water bottle. You can also play FIFA 18 at the PS4 hub.

You can challenge your friends and other fans at our Fast Fan challenge. Fans will have 30 or 45 seconds to follow the lights, with the fastest fan of the day winning a $200 Club shop voucher.

Face Painting

There will be a face painting station set up outside Gate 5 for the junior Victory fans.


An inflatable pitch will be set up outside Gate 7 for small sided games.

Victory Partners


TAC’s brand new ‘Towards Zero’ marquee will be situated outside Gate 5.

There’ll be a chance to take your photo inside the Melbourne Victory themed locker room and as always there will be some great giveaways.


Keep an eye out for the AGL blimp pre-game. If you give it a wave you’ll have a chance to see yourself on the big screen.

Delphi Bank

Delphi Bank’s half-time activation at Melbourne Victory home games has had a makeover. The new Chase the Coin challenge gives eight lucky winners throughout the A-League season the chance to run the length of the football pitch, chasing virtual coins for the opportunity to win up to $1,000.


Car parking is available at Etihad Stadium. Pre-book your parking using Etihad Stadium’s online booking system.