Adelaide United extends away supporter area to accomodate for Shandong Luneng supporters, with close to 3,000 fans expected at AFC Champions League play-off on Tuesday night.
As a result of increased demand for Shandong Luneng’s supporters, the Club has been required to significantly extend the away supporter area to accomodate for the influx of fans.
With the Reds currently on a ten-match unbeaten run in the Hyundai A-League, the squad will be looking to extend their good form into Asia’s biggest club competition.
A large crowd is expected to be in attendance overall, and with tickets selling fast, United Chief Executive Officer, Grant Mayer, has urged Adelaide supporters to secure their spot at the game as quickly as possible.
“Over the last week we’ve been in contact with Shandong officials and they are expecting a massive number of supporters to come to the game,” Mayer said. “We’ve been told around 3,000 fans could be there, which is incredible.
“They are one of the biggest football clubs in Asia and are not going to take this game lightly.
“Since going on sale, our tickets have been selling well, but for those of our fans that are yet to book their place at the match, they have to get in quick.
“We need as many fans at the game as possible to urge our boys on and drown out the chants of the Shandong fans and get us over the line.”
The Reds have faced Shandong four times previously, first in the 2007 ACL Group Stages and later in the 2010 ACL Group Stages, winning one, drawing one, and losing two of these fixtures.
Adelaide United will face Shandong Luneng Taishan in the AFC Champions League Play-Off on Tuesday, 9 February at Hindmarsh Stadium. Kick off is at 7.30pm ACDT.