100 days to go until Western Sydney Wanderers v Leeds United at Bankwest Stadium
- Countdown to first football game at Bankwest Stadium officially on with Wanderers v Leeds on Saturday 20 July;
- Wanderers will play all 13 Hyundai A-League home games at Bankwest Stadium from next season;
- Tickets to Wanderers v Leeds available via Ticketek here.
Today marks 100 days to go until the Western Sydney Wanderers return to Parramatta to play Leeds United at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday 20 July.
The showpiece international will be the first football game played at the new Bankwest Stadium with Wanderers fans set to experience the revolutionary atmosphere for the first time.
Leeds United currently sit second in England’s Sky Bet Championship and are well on track for a shot at promotion to the English Premier League.
As many as 7000 Leeds United fans are expected at the game, a testament to their strong Australian following.
But it’ll be a home crowd come 20 July with Wanderers fans eagerly snapping up tickets to the first game at their new home.
Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas says the club can’t wait to be part of the first football game at Bankwest Stadium.
“We are very excited about our return to Bankwest Stadium and there is no better way to open the stadium for football than with a match against storied English football club Leeds United,” said Mr Tsatsimas.
“Bankwest Stadium is a world-class venue and we are looking forward to giving our members and fans an experience to remember against Leeds.”
Leeds United captain Liam Cooper says the players are excited to make the trip Down Under and see their Australian fans.
“We have a lot to focus on in England for the next five weeks, but as soon as our season ends, we will be able to start looking forward to our trip to Australia and being involved in the first football game to be played at the Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta,” said Cooper.
“It’s an occasion which we all feel very honoured to be involved in. We also plan on spending time in Parramatta and learning more about the local area and its culture as well as meeting the locals and all those who have travelled over from Leeds.”
Bankwest Stadium CEO Daryl Kerry has called on all football fans to come and be part of this historic event.
“There’s been a really strong response to this event and we’re excited to showcase football at Bankwest Stadium for the first time,” said Mr Kerry.
“This is a great chance for football fans to come and experience this amazing new venue.”
The Wanderers are set to play all 13 home matches at Bankwest Stadium from the Hyundai A-League 2019/2020 season.
The Wanderers’ W-League team will also play matches at Bankwest Stadium from next season.
The game will mark a historic day for football in Australia with the activation of the country’s first safe-standing terrace in the Red & Black Active area in the northern end of Bankwest Stadium.