- Saturday 3 June: Isuzu UTE A-League Grand Final – Melbourne City v Central Coast Mariners at CommBank Stadium, Parramatta. Gates open: 6:15pm. Kick-off: 7:45pm. Tickets to the Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s Grand Final: https://bit.ly/ALMGFTickets
- Sunday 4 June: NRL Round 14 – Sydney Roosters v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Industree Group Stadium, Gosford. Gates open: 11:15am. Kick-off NSW Cup: Roosters v Bulldogs: 11:30am. Kick-off NRL: 2pm. Tickets to NRL Roosters v Bulldogs: https://bit.ly/43phZnS
Get ready for one of the biggest sporting weekends of the year for Central Coast residents, with all eyes on Mariners’ bid for Men’s A-League Grand Final glory on Saturday night followed by a blockbuster NRL fixture at Industree Group Stadium on Sunday.
After the Mariners’ home semi-final broke the club attendance record at home on Saturday 20 May, thousands of Coasties will make their way to CommBank Stadium in Western Sydney this Saturday for the Grand Final against Melbourne City.
A convoy of 16 buses will barrel down the M1 from Gosford on Saturday and those fans without a ticket to the game will cheer on the Mariners from home or gatherings in local pubs and clubs.
It will be the first Grand Final since 2012/13 for the Mariners who have defied the odds to win their way through the decider and they will bring a wave of Yellow and Navy to CommBank Stadium for their shot at title glory.
But the team with the smallest budget in the A-League will be up against arguably the A-League’s richest club Melbourne City, who are now in to their fourth Grand Final in as many years, triumphing in 2020/21 but suffering heart breaking losses to Sydney FC in 2019/20 and again to Western United last season.
The two sides faced off twice in the regular season, with City winning the first encounter 1-0 in sweltering conditions before a gripping 1-1 draw in Round 24 which was one of the games of the season, littered with chances down either end and played at a relentless tempo.
A near full house is anticipated at CommBank Stadium, with the stands expected to feature plenty of Yellow and Navy Blue as Mariners fans have snapped up a majority of tickets.
However, there will still be a solid number of fans singing for the Sky Blue, Red and White of Melbourne City, along with a number of neutral football fans keen to witness the Grand Final after a fantastic season of football.
Gates open at 6:15pm on Saturday with a big night of off-field entertainment highlighted by a performance by popular electric band Mashd N Kutcher. There’s also street food, a pre-match show and fireworks, along with a trophy presentation to the winning team at fulltime.
The Sydney Roosters have become regulars on the Central Coast and will have the majority of fans at Sunday’s Round 14 game against rival Sydney club the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
Another full house is expected at Industree Group Stadium and fans are encouraged to arrive early to avoid queues at gates and to make the most of a special day of NRL footy.
Industree Group Stadium suggests fans:
- Download the Ticketek app for easy access to your tickets;
- Share tickets with your group and have them ready prior to entry;
- Make sure print-at-home tickets have all been printed and folded ready to scan prior to entry.
The Roosters are desperate for success in this home fixture on the Central Coast. They are in unfamiliar territory in 10th place as they prepare for the crucial clash with the Bulldogs who are coming off a morale-boosting win over the Titans.
- Stadium Members have this game included in their 2023 Membership package. Enquire about becoming an Industree Group Stadium Member here: https://industreegroupstadium.com.au/membership/
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