Five things you should know… about #MHTvSYD


Check out five things you should know on match day as we gear up to take on Sydney FC at AAMI Park in Round 6 of the Hyundai A-League.

Check out five things you should know on match day as we gear up to take on Sydney FC at AAMI Park in Round 6 of the Hyundai A-League.

Historically, Melbourne Heart have had the better of Sky Blues.

When it comes to showdowns against Sydney FC, there have been some fascinating encounters between the two sides.

Who could forget when John Aloisi, in the final game of his illustrious career, scored against Sydney – his former club – for Melbourne Heart in February 2011?

That same year, Melbourne Heart recorded their biggest win on record, with a 4-0 thrashing of the Sky Blues – which has left Sydney squirming whenever they face our mighty boys in Red.

Most recent in the memories of Melbourne Heart supporters would be last season-s impressive 3-1 demolition job over Alessandro Del Piero-s side at AAMI Park, in front of over 13,000 fans.

In fact, the Red and White have enjoyed a positive record against Sydney, with three wins, five draws and just one loss in nine encounters – and Sydney FC have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight league games against Melbourne Heart.

Tonight-s match looms as another tantalising encounter, with a number of sub-plots, including the return to AAMI Park of former Melbourne Heart players Matt Thompson and Richard Garcia in Sky Blue.

Club Songs
After casting a vote and collecting results before our first home match of the season, Melbourne Heart FC fans voted for a Club walk-out track and a Club song for the 2013-14 season.

When the players emerge from the tunnel, Melbourne Heart fans are encouraged to watch the big screen and follow the lead of the Yarraside and sing ‘When the Heart Go Marching In-.

Just before kick-off, the crowd will also sing Melbourne Heart-s adopted Club song ‘So Happy Together-. Check out the lyrics on the big screen and chant along!

Enjoy #HeartZone!
Melbourne Heart’s exclusive WiFi platform, #HeartZone, will return against Sydney FC! If you hadn’t checked out the new fan engagement platform that delivers exclusive content, competitions and discounts for fans at the game, we highly recommend it!

#HeartZone is designed to enhance the digital engagement of fans within the stadium and improve their match-day experience. Read about how you can enjoy HeartZone on Friday:
Learn how to use HeartZone by clicking here.

We also encourage those fans who have the Heart Fan app to check in on arrival at the game!

Important parking information
Effective Sunday 1 September there was a price increase for parking across the Melbourne Olympic Parks precinct. Non-Event parking will increase to $7.50.

Pre-booked Event parking will cost patrons $20.00. If a user pre-books their car space on event days they will save 33% on normal event parking pricing.

You can pre-book your car park here. The new car park system will now allow the user to enter credit card details to reserve a car park, use that credit card or an alternate credit card to use on entry and exit saving queuing at the Auto Pay Machine.

For more information on the new Melbourne Olympic Parks parking system, click here.
Event parking, will increase to $30.00, however a 33% saving can be gained if the user pre-books their parking space through reservation system.

Follow the game live on Twitter
If you aren-t able to make the game (but we encourage to head down and cheer on your Red and White from AAMI Park!) – you can follow Friday night-s match on the Official Melbourne Heart FC Twitter Account with updates throughout the day, for the full 90 minutes and post-match reaction.
We will be using the official hashtag #MHTvSYD for game-related Tweets.