Round 18: Melbourne Derby match day info


One of Australian football’s fiercest rivalries continues when Melbourne Victory hosts City in the Melbourne Derby at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

Tickets for the Derby are available here.

Gates open at 6.15pm, with kick-off at 7.50pm.

Please note, the Derby is a fully ticketed event and, due to infrastructure changes at the venue, Etihad Stadium will be in oval mode for this match.

General Admission members who have not done so already are required to upgrade to a reserved seat for this match. More details.

Victory Village, the club’s pre-match entertainment hub, will be open outside Gate 5 at Etihad Stadium from 5.00pm.

Get your very own personalised Victory footy card thanks to the TAC, and check out the interactive football game at the TCL Electronics marquee for your chance to win great prizes.

Victory membership staff will also be located outside Gate 5 for sales and enquiries.

Victory merchandise is available inside Gates 2 and 5 on Level 1 and at Aisle 30 on Level 2. As always, Victory members receive 10% off all purchases.

This week’s merchandise special is the adidas Navy Hoodie, which has been reduced from $115 to $90 for one night only (no further discounts apply).

Victory will welcome 200 guests to the Derby as part of LeasePlan’s Carn the Kids activation. Carn the Kids combines Australia’s love of sport with LeasePlan’s passion for helping kids who need it most. It’s about giving fun days out to kids who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity, and it also raises funds for some of the most respected kids’ charities in the country.

At half-time, join the TAC and Victory in the fight Towards Zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads for your chance to win a training session with some of the Victory squad.

The Delphi Bank $1000 giveaway is back this week, so make sure you collect your banner from promotional staff before the game and hold it up at half-time for your chance to win.

Get your pics on the Etihad Stadium big screen by using #MVFC and #ArmInArm on Twitter and Instagram.

Meet selected Victory players at the post-game Social Club in the Victory Room. Entry is free for Victory members and $5 for non-members.

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

Public Transport Victoria will run additional train, tram and regional train services before and after the match. More details.

Due to level crossing removal works on the Belgrave and Lilydale lines, buses will replace train services between Blackburn/Box Hill and Ringwood stations until February 5.

The match will be broadcast live and exclusively on Fox Sports 505 from 7.45pm AEDT, with radio coverage on 1116 SEN and 774 ABC Melbourne.

Tickets for the match are available here.