Gameday Guide: Sydney FC Women v Brisbane Roar

Get all the important information you need ahead of our first home match at Leichhardt Oval this Friday the 22nd of December 2023.


Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar
Liberty A-League Round Nine
Friday 22nd December, 2023
Leichhardt Oval, Sydney, NSW
Kick off: 7:00pm AEDT
Gates Open: 6:00pm AEDT
Broadcast Live: Paramount+ & 10Play
Join the Conversation: #SYDvBRI & #SydneyIsSkyBlue


This match is general admission and attendees are able to sit in any available seat or spot on the hill. If sitting on the hill, you are welcome to bring a blanket to sit on.

Grandstand seating is first come first served and seats cannot be reserved ahead of time.

Members can enter the stadium through scanning the QR code on the back of their 2023/24 Membership Card. They can scan in from the pdf on their device, or they can print the card. If printing please ensure the QR code prints clearly.


Flexi Members are welcome to attend this match.


Please ensure that you arrive at the precinct early to avoid congestion closer to kick off time.


As you arrive head to the Junior Blue Fan Zone which is located inside the Mary St Entrance on the hill and will be open from 6:00pm.

Some non-playing players will be in attendance for a signing session as well as face painters who will be on hand to spread more Sky Blue smiles this festive period.

Make sure you tag us @sydneyfootballclub in your stories throughout the day.


You can deck yourself out in the latest Sydney FC gear or grab that last minute Christmas gift for a loved one from the merchandise van which will be parked outside the Mary St Entrance.

Sydney FC Members can get 10{3302a4a97df51ab71377f818b10857871066f471bffc8f5d55c900040a563c05} off full price items by showing their 2023/24 Membership Card.

Santa Claus

Keep an eye on the skies as Santa Claus and his reindeer and sleigh could be spotted over Leichhardt Oval. If children and parents are well behaved and on the nice list, Santa could make an appearance before the match.

If he does arrive, we will aim to feed him as many cookies and milk as possible, so that he can stay around to spread some more festive cheer at half time before flying back to the North Pole to finish off his last minute plans for his big day on the 25th of December.


Fans are encouraged to plan their trip and consider all the available travel options ahead of time.

L1 Dulwich Hill line light rail services run between Central Grand Concourse and Dulwich Hill. Catch L1 light rail services to the Leichhardt North stop, which is a short walk to Leichhardt Oval via Mary Street.

Remember, you’ll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device when travelling on public transport to and from the event. Register your details online at Opal or via the Opal Travel app ahead of time.

If you’re driving to the game, travel with your group and allow extra time. Traffic will be heavier than usually in the busy Friday evening peak and parking will be in high demand.

You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at



L1 Dulwich Hill Line

L1 Dulwich Hill light rail services run between Central Grand Concourse and Dulwich Hill from 6am to 11pm daily, and until midnight on Fridays. Use the Trip Planner to plan your trip.

Catch light rail services to the Leichhardt North stop, which is a short walk to the oval via Mary Street.

L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford Lines

L2 Randwick light rail services run between Circular Quay and Randwick via Central Station (Chalmers Street) and L3 Kingsford line services run between Circular Quay and Juniors Kingsford via Central Station (Chalmers Street). Services run regularly from 5am to 1am daily, plan your trip using Trip Planner.

Change at Central to a L1 light rail service leaving from Central Grand Concourse to get to Leichhardt North, which is within walking distance of the oval.

For maps and service frequencies see light rail service information. For light rail service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

A number or regular bus services make stops within walking distance of Leichhardt Oval, including routes 437, 440, 445 and 470.



You can use an Opal card for all modes of public transport in Sydney and surrounding regions, including metro, trains, buses, ferries and light rail.

Remember to top up your Opal card before you travel to avoid waiting in line at top-up machines. You can top up your card online or at an Opal retailer.

More ways to pay

If you have a contactless-enabled American Express, Mastercard or Visa debit or credit card, or a linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and tapping off at Opal card readers. Available on all public transport, contactless payments are another way to pay on the Opal network.Adult Opal fare pricing applies and you will receive Opal benefits, including daily and weekly fare caps.


  • Traffic will be heavier than usual on roads approaching Leichhardt Oval in the busy Friday evening peak, including on James Street, Perry Street, Balmain Road, Mary Street and Glover Street as fans make their way to the game.
  • A section of Mary Street will close before the game and will reopen when crowds have cleared the area. Traffic will be detoured via Chapel Street.
  • For the latest traffic information visit Live Traffic NSW or download a real-time traffic app.


Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and allow extra time for parking. Local parking around the Oval is limited and expected to fill quickly.

Visit the Inner West Council website for details on car parks in the area.



If fans have any ticketing queries, they should proceed to the Box Offices which are located outside the Mary St entrance.

For any Membership enquiries, fans should visit the Membership window which will be located at the box office from 5:30pm.

Ticket Information

  • Make sure you download and share any tickets before arriving, have your ticket ready to scan and your phone brightness up before you get to your entry gate for faster entry.
  • Please use original PDF versions of eZY tickets, screen-shotting the ticket will pixelate the tickets barcode and may cause them not to scan.
  • More information on mobile tickets, including how to share tickets, is available here.


Box Office Opens: 5:30pm

Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets online ahead of the clash here, however tickets will be available to purchase from the Box Office from 5:30pm.

Gates Open: 6:00pm

The gates to Leichhardt Oval will be opened at 6:00pm.

Junior Blue Fanzone Opens: 6:00pm

Our Junior Blue Fanzone will be open from 6:00pm inside the Mary St Entrance on the hill.

Liberty A-League Women’s Kick Off: 7:00pm

Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar will get underway at 7:00pm.