Perth Glory’s clash tonight against Sydney FC at nib Stadium is officially sold out.
Perth Glory-s clash tonight against Sydney FC at nib Stadium is officially sold out.
There will be no tickets available for purchase at the ground with all tickets snapped up.
The arrival of Sydney FC star Alessandro Del Piero for the game has created an unprecedented demand for tickets.
“Unfortunately there will be a lot of disappointed fans who will miss out tonight ,” Perth Glory Chairman Tony Sage said.
“The demand is huge and we feel we could sell another five thousand tickets.
“The atmosphere will be buzzing tonight and we hope everyone enjoys our first home game of 2013.”
Tonight-s game is the first time Perth Glory have sold-out a home game in the Hyundai A-League.
Saturday, 5 January 2013 Perth Glory v Sydney FC Venue: nib Stadium, Perth Kick-off: 6:45pm Referee: Kris Griffith-Jones
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Perth Glory Squad: 1.Danny Vukovic (gk), 5.Steve Pantelidis, 6.Nick Ward, 7.Jacob Burns (c), 8.Dean Heffernan 9.Shane Smeltz, 10.Liam Miller, 11.Adrian Zahra, 12.Ryo Nagai, 13.Travis Dodd, 14.Steven McGarry, 15.Brandon O-Neill, 17.Chris Harold, 18.Jesse Makarounas, 19.Josh Risdon, 21.Scott Jamison, 30 Lewis Italiano (gk) *two to be omitted
In:11.Adrian Zahra, 15.Brandon O-Neill, 17.Chris Harold, 18.Jesse Makarounas (all promoted)
Out:3.Bas van den Brink (suspended), 4.Billy Mehmet
Unavailable:16.Evan Berger (hamstring - indefinite), 23.Michael Thwaite (calf - 3 weeks).
Sydney FC Squad:2. Sebastian Ryall, 6. Jason Culina, 7. Brett Emerton, 10. Alessandro Del Piero, 12. Blake Powell, 15. Terry McFlynn, 16. Joel Chianese, 17. Terry Antonis, 18. Trent McClenahan, 20. Vedran Janjetovic (gk), 21. Yairo Yau, 22. Ali Abbas, 23. Rhyan Grant, 24. Hagi Gligor, 25. Daniel Petkovski, 26. Peter Triantis, 27. Alec Urosevski, 28. Aaron Calver, 33. Matthew Nash (gk) * four to be omitted
In:Alessandro Del Piero (returns from injury), Ali Abbas (returns from suspension), Jason Culina (returns from injury), Joel Chianese (returns from injury), Daniel Petkovski (promoted).
Out:Adam Griffiths (knee - 2 weeks)
Unavailable:Pascal Bosschaart (calf - 2 weeks), Ivan Necevski (ankle - 3 weeks ), Paul Reid (adductor - 1 week), Fabio (ankle - 1 week), Nathan Sherlock (hamstring - 2 weeks)