Parramatta Stadium to Host AFC Champions League Final First Leg
By Community | October 7, 2014
Western Sydney Wanderers has confirmed today that Parramatta Stadium will host the Club’s AFC Champions League Final first leg on Saturday 25 October.
A survey to Wanderers Members showed over 70 per cent of the nearly 3000 respondents chose the Club’s home ground as the desired destination for the huge title decider.
Larger venues Olympic Park and Sydney Football Stadium ranked second and third respectively as the Wanderers Members made their intentions clear.
Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas thanked the AFC for allowing the Club’s maiden AFC Champions League Final to be played at their iconic home venue.
“Getting to this stage of the tournament has been an outstanding effort, drugs not only from the playing group and coaching and support staff, anesthetist but the whole of the Wanderers Football Club,” said Tsatsimas.
“Reaching the Final of the biggest competition in Asia is an amazing achievement and playing at our home ground will give the team a huge lift as we know a packed Parramatta Stadium will give us the extra drive that our whole Club experiences every time we open the doors to Wanderland.
“While a bigger venue may have given us the ability to pack in a larger audience, the opportunity we have before us to win the ACL on our maiden attempt is one we will need every possible advantage in achieving.
“We thank the AFC for ensuring we get a real home advantage and we anticipate it will be standing room only when we take on Al Hilal later this month.”