In response to Football Australia’s initial findings regarding the most recent Melbourne Derby, and in consultation with Melbourne & Olympic Parks and Victoria Police, Melbourne City will introduce the following measures for its next two home A-Leagues matchdays:
- The City Terrace active supporter area to be closed to all fans
- All existing casual tickets into the City Terrace to be refunded
- All casual ticket sales into the City Terrace to be suspended
- All General Admission members required to redeem complimentary reserved seat
- First three rows behind goals to be closed
These measures will be in place for the following matchdays:
- December 27: Melbourne City FC v Central Coast Mariners (ALM), Melbourne City v Perth Glory (ALW)
- January 7: Melbourne City FC v Western United (ALM)
Melbourne City active members will be unable to attend the next two Melbourne City home A-Leagues matchdays.
Whilst only committed by a small minority within our active supporter group, the use of flares poses a significant risk to the safety of our players, staff, and to the general public.
Authorities have successfully identified and banned one Melbourne City active member responsible for the use of flares, however as authorities are in the process of identifying the remaining culprits, we have no other choice than to impose these restrictions on active support.
Melbourne City is a family club, and we pride ourselves on creating a fun, safe and inclusive environment.
We take a zero-tolerance approach to the use of flares at our matches which is why we have decided to take this action.
Melbourne City FC