Sydney FC’s hotly anticipated Sydney Derby in the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season has today officially sold out.
The undefeated Sky Blues head into Saturday’s clash having not tasted defeat in the derby for three years, and another crowd of over 40,000 is expected to filter through the Allianz Stadium turnstiles for the encounter.
Beyond the halfway mark for the season, Sydney FC have recorded 11 wins and three draws, and have dropped points only twice at Allianz Stadium so far.
Sydney FC Chief Executive Officer Tony Pignata expressed his joy at selling out the encounter yet again and said he’s looking forward to Saturday’s home derby.
“It’s fantastic to see the match to sell out for a sixth consecutive occasion,” he said.
“The Sydney Derby is the biggest game in town and one of the most eagerly anticipated contests on Australia’s sporting map and the atmosphere it generates is the best at any sports event in the country.
“It’s going to be another fabulous occasion for football in this country and goes to prove our club and our game can rival any in Australian sport.
“I’m excited for kick off on Saturday and for Sydney to be Sky Blue again come full time.”
Crowds for the last five Sydney Derby clashes at Allianz Stadium are as follows…
Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers – 40,388 – Saturday 26 October, 2013
Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers – 40,285 – Saturday 8 March, 2014
Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers – 41,213 – Saturday 18 October, 2014 – STADIUM RECORD FOR REGULAR SEASON CLUB GAME OF ANY SPORT.
Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers – 40,539 – Saturday 24 October, 2015
Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers – 40,382 – Saturday 20 February, 2016