Western United will host the opening match of the 2020/21 A-League season against Adelaide United.
After a last-minute fixture change due to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney, Monday's match at GMHBA Stadium is set to be even bigger.
The club is urging all fans who have yet to renew their membership, to do so today.
With 3-game memberships starting at only $37 for adults and $15 for kids, the flexible membership option is fantastic value and offers incredible flexibility for fans to choose which home games they guarantee their seats to.
"The season opener is set to be a bumper with all eyes on our green and black for the new season and we're calling on all supporters to show their colours by becoming a member," said the club's Membership and Fan Engagement Manager, Ben Trupiano.
Pre-match entertainment and activations will begin at 6:00pm, including face painting and airbrush tattoos for kids and those older fans young at heart.
Daryl Braithwaite will perform at 6:30pm, prior to the match kicking off at the new revised time of 7:05pm.
Click here to purchase tickets to see Daryl Braithwaite, and Western United’s A-League season opener.
Join our Western United family and enjoy the benefits of becoming a member.
Our membership team is also available on 1300 GO UNITED (1300 46 86 48 33) during business hours to help get you on board.
Below, we have answered some frequently asked questions on our season opener in Matchweek 1 against Adelaide United on Monday 28 December 2020.
FAQ’s – Matchweek 1 – Western United v Adelaide United
Western United v Adelaide United
When: Monday 28 December 2020
Where: GMHBA Stadium, Geelong
What time do gates open?
Gate opening times for this event are staggered to reduce congestion. Please arrive in your designated time (5:30pm, 6:00pm or 6:30pm) identified on your ticket.
What time is kick off?
I am a member, can I just arrive at the stadium and gain entry into the stadium?
Western United members are able to redeem their match tickets (at no charge) through the Ticketek website using their unique password/s which have already been emailed to all members.
Can I purchase tickets at the stadium?
All tickets are electronic and must be purchased through our ticketing provider Ticketek. There are no physical ticket sales available at the stadium.
Can I move through the stadium?
Due to COVID-19 four (4) zones have been established for this event. All customers will be allocated a zone number on their ticket and are to remain within their dedicated zone.
- Zone 1 – Reg Hickey Stand
- Zone 2 – Players Stand
- Zone 3 – Brownlow and Premiership Stand
- Zone 4 – Ford Stand and Gary Ablett Terraces
(i.e. Zone 1 customers must on enter, spectate, and use stadium facilities within the Reg Hickey Stand).
What gate(s) are opened?
- Gate 13 – Bob Davis
- Gate 5 – Bernie Smith and
- Gate 1 - Polly Farmer
Can I bring a bag?
We encourage either no bags or clear bags for this event, however bags will be permitted and are subject to a security bag search.
Can I bring a water bottle?
Yes, you can bring up to a 1.25L bottle.
Is there somewhere to refill my water bottle?
Water refill stations have been decommissioned for this event. Free water is available from the food outlet.
Will there be food and beverages for purchase?
Yes, throughout the stadium food and beverage outlets will be opened
Can I pay with cash and/or card?
There will be no cash transactions at the stadium, card only.
How do we keep safe in closed areas i.e toilet blocks?
Please follow the density quota displayed outside the room
Do I have to socially distance in my seat?
Seating restrictions apply for this event. Tickets purchased together don’t need to socially distance, but groups must keep two seats apart from the next group.
Can I leave my seat?
There are three reasons to leave your seat:
- To collect food and beverages
- Going to the toilet or seek assistance
- To exit the stadium (must use the same point as entry)
Can I purchase alcohol at the stadium?
Yes, a variety of beverages will be available with mid-strength beer available only.
Do I have to wear a mask?
We encourage to bring and wear your mask where you cannot physically distance i.e. at gate entry, going to the toilet, food and beverage outlets etc.
Masks are recommended, however, not compulsory.
Do I have to socially distance myself?
Yes, please stay 1.5m apart from the next person.
What do I do if I become unwell?
Please notify a staff member immediately who will call for assistance from our first aid providers, who will attend your location.