The Hyundai A-League 2019/20 is here! On Friday night the Reds open the season against Sydney FC at Coopers Stadium and here is everything you need to know about game day.
- Hyundai A-League Round 1
- Friday, 11 October 2019
- Venue: Coopers Stadium
- Gates open 6:00pm
- Kick-off 7:00pm
- Purchase tickets to the match here.
- Pre-purchase your tickets to save and avoid the queues at the gate where tickets are also for sale.
- PLEASE NOTE COOPERS STADIUM IS NOW A CASHLESS VENUE.
Adelaide United squad: 2.Michael MARRONE, 4.Ryan STRAIN, 5.Michaël MARIA, 6.Vince LIA, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.Riley McGREE, 11.Kristian OPSETH, 14.George BLACKWOOD, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 17.Nikola MILEUSNIĆ, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN (c), 23.Jordan ELSEY, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Louis D’ARRIGO, 30.Isaac RICHARDS (gk), 31.Mirko BOLAND, 35.Al Hassan TOURE
**two to be omitted**
Unavailable: 1.Daniel MARGUŠ (international duty)
- Referee: Alex King
- Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Cream
- Assistant Referee 2: Paul Cetrangolo
- Fourth Official: Daniel Elder
- Arrive early and check out the Fan Village behind the Aurelio Vidmar (Southern) Stand! It's a festival atmosphere with food trucks, bars, barrels and umbrellas to catch up with friends before the match and at half time. This week's food trucks:
- Fesity Fillomena
- Chimichurri Grill
- Signor Arrosticini
- Burundi Drummers will be located on the Manton Street side of the precinct providing a unique atmosphere and sound before joining the Red Army/Active Support bay for the match.
- Family Park is the place to be for kids with fun activities including:
- AUFC inflatable goal and dart ball
- Obstacle course provided by Bounce Inc
- Colouring in competition presented by Rachel Lawrie Ray White
- McDonald's challenge
- The Triple M inflatable goal and the Triple M Bumpbox pumping the tunes.
- Players will be available to sign autographs pre-game in Family Park. Come and say hi!
- The FruChoc mascot will be roaming around the precinct and handing out goodies for the crowd at half-time.
- Take photos and share to Instagram and Twitter using the hashtags #AUFC and #ADLvSYD to see yourself on the big screen!
Coopers Stadium has undergone an upgrade of the large screen entertainment viewing of the venue with a new 9m x 6m, 6.67mm pitch Outdoor LED screen.
- Aurora "LUX" LDC960667WPR SMD Led Display
- Display Size : 9.6m wide x 6.72 m high
- Led Display resolution : 1454 x 824 (High Definition Main Screen)
- Scoreboard Portion : 9.6m wide x 1.28m high
- Brightness : 6500 NITS Max
- Refresh Rate : 1840/3840
- Greyscale: 16 Bit levels
- All official Adelaide United merchandise will be available for purchase at the Holden Street entrance near Gate 5 as well as the AUFC Store located under the Western Grandstand near the Corporate Entrance / Gate 3.
- A third merchandise stand will be located inside the Manton Street entrance.
- Don’t forget, all Reds members are entitled to 10% off all purchases.
- Parking is available at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre for $5 for attendees of Coopers Stadium, and there are more than 1,400 spaces available (Car park closes strictly 90 minutes after the conclusion of Coopers Stadium events and additional parking fees are applicable thereafter).
- Tram services between the City and the Adelaide Entertainment Centre are free of charge and services operate with a good level of frequency. The station is approximately a 300m walk to Coopers Stadium.
- The Bowden Train Station is within approximately 400m of Coopers Stadium.
- Bus stops are within close proximity (300m) of Coopers Stadium.
- The Taxi Rank is located at the corner of Manton Street and Hindmarsh Place adjacent to the Eastern Stand/General Public entry to Coopers Stadium.
- Bicycle parking rails are located at the Eastern Stand/General Public entry to Coopers Stadium.
- For more information regarding transport, please visit the Coopers Stadium website here.
The AUFC Store will remain open until kick-off for any enquiries. If you have not received an e-ticket prior to the match please call 1300 GO REDS or visit the AUFC Store prior to the match. Please note to arrive early to the Store as there will be delays.