More than 35,000 tickets have been sold for the Australian A-League football grand final on Sunday, with current demand set to break attendance records.
The deciding game, to be held in Perth at the new 60,000-capacity Optus Stadium, saw more than half of its available seats taken up in the first hour of public sale for Perth Glory’s clash against Sydney FC.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, at the current rate of sale, a full house could be on the cards well before kick-off on Sunday evening.
The former attendance record for an Australian football grand final of 55,436 was set in 2007 when Melbourne Victory beat Adelaide United at Docklands Stadium.
Club members were given first preference to tickets and bought up around 20,000 for the big game on Monday prior to general sale opening yesterday (Tuesday).
Update on May 20: The game on Sunday, May 19 saw Sydney FC beat Perth Glory in a penalty shootout in front of an A-League grand final record attendance of 56,371 at Optus Stadium.