What to know before you go: City v Western United

City football returns to AAMI Park on Friday night with a bang, and we can’t wait! 

Season openers don’t get much bigger than a Grand Final re-match, and your City boys will be fired up and ready to go as they look to begin 2022/23 with a big three points. 
Whether you’re a City die-hard who doesn’t miss a game or this is your first time joining us in the stands, there’s loads of great stuff happening in and around the stadium to keep you entertained. 
Here’s everything you need to know before you go… 

Key Times 

  • Gates Open: 6:45pm 
  • Pre-Match Entertainment: 7:30pm 
  • Kick-off: 7:45pm


Before you enter… 

Etihad Member Attendance Program

There’s nothing quite like watching Melbourne City play live, but in case you needed some extra motivation to get along to a game, we’re excited to introduce our all-new Member Attendance Program for the 2022/23 A-League Men season.  

Thanks to Etihad Airways and Melbourne City FC, you and three friends could be soaking up the sun in Abu Dhabi just by scanning your membership and cheering on City at any home game at AAMI Park.  

And the best part is, winning couldn’t be easier. Simply scan your membership barcode through the turnstiles at AAMI Park on any City matchday to receive an automatic entry into the draw. 

Looking for more chances to win? The more matches you attend, the more entries you will receive. Attend six matches for a bonus 10 entries or attend 12 for a bonus 50 entries.  

So grab your membership and get down to AAMI Park and start scanning! 

Container Bar 

Catching up for a pre-game drink has never been so good. Together with AAMI Park, we’re excited to be launching a brand now Container Bar situated on the Western concourse overlooking Melbourne’s famous sporting precinct!

With views of the city and a DJ spinning some tunes to pump you up for the big game, it’s the perfect location to meet your mates and enjoy an Asahi thanks to our Official Beer Partner before heading into the stadium! 

CFS Taster Sessions 

Our qualified Melbourne City Football School coaches will be out at Gosch’s Paddock from 6pm running free taster sessions prior to kick-off. Whether you want to learn more about our CFS programs or simply just want to have a kick before heading into the stadium, be sure to swing by! 

Find out more about City Football Schools.

Digital Member Tickets 

If you haven’t received your membership pack yet, don’t worry. All eligible City members were sent their 2022/23 digital memberships via text earlier this week.
Simply save your digital membership to your smartphone and scan through the turnstiles as you would a regular ticket. 

If you are yet to receive your digital membership, please email membership@melbournecityfc.com.au or head to the ticket window at Gate F pre-match and our friendly membership team will be able to assist. 

Getting there 

If you’re looking to drive, please note that drive-up parking spaces are limited and we recommend pre-booking your parking here.

Catching public transport? Please be aware that buses will be replacing trains on sections of the Mernda line from 7:40pm and sections of the Pakenham line from 9:30pm. Click here for more details.

Plan your PTV journey

Inside the stadium… 

Pre-Match Entertainment 

Make sure you’re in your seat by 7:30pm as we kick-off the season with a bang! Lights, fireworks and more will set the scene for all the action on the pitch. 

Asahi 3.5% Super Dry Promotion 

Purchase any Asahi 3.5% Super Dry at AAMI Park throughout the 2022/23 A-League season for the chance to win a Melbourne City prize pack.  All you need to do is scan the QR code on your receipt to enter. T&C’s apply.

Macca’s Score Yours

During any live City home match, film your goal celebration and use Macca’s filters and hashtag #ScoreYourMac. 

Post it to your Instagram stories and we’ll send you a free Big Mac.

Next goal City score, score yours! Just ensure your account is on public to receive your code. T&C’s apply.

Giveaways pre-match and half time 

There will be plenty of giveaways both prior to kick-off and at half-time, so be sure to be in your seat to make sure you have the chance to win! 


Looking to refresh your merch game? Head to aisles 4 and 24 and stock up on all the latest Melbourne City kit, including the all-new Home, Away and Third jerseys from PUMA. 

After the final whistle… 

Jamo 300 

Our inspirational leader is set to become just the sixth player in A-Leagues history when he makes his 300th appearance in Friday’s season opener. Win, lose or draw, be sure to remain in your seat after the final whistle for a special presentation and to hear from the man himself.