Adelaide United members are frantically snapping up tickets for the Reds’ AFC Champions League play-off on 9 February at Coopers Stadium.
Adelaide United is set to begin their journey back into Asia when they play their AFC Champions League (ACL) play-off match at Coopers Stadium on 9 February.
And with tickets exclusively on pre-sale for the Reds’ members until 20 February, avid supporters have already flocked to book their place at Coopers, with sales already topping 1,500 tickets since 12 pm yesterday afternoon.
Speaking on the positivity generated around the early figures, United’s Chief Executive Officer, Grant Mayer, said if supporters continue to buy tickets at the current rate, it will undoubtedly create a unique atmosphere come game-day.
“Considering tickets have been on sale less than 24 hours, it shows just how much our supporters want Champions League football to return to South Australia,” Mayer said.
“We’re expecting a fantastic game at Coopers on February 9 and we know the boys are just as fired up as the fans to get back to where this football club belongs and that’s on the biggest stages in club football.
“Of course, the bigger our home crowd then the easier the team’s job will be on the night because we’ll have a significant advantage, regardless of our opposition.”
The Reds’ opposition is yet to be determined with two matches yet to be played prior to United’s play-off fixture. As a result, Adelaide will discover their opposition on Tuesday, 2 February.
If United are to qualify for the Champions League, it will be the first time they have done so since the 2012 ACL season.