Netstrata Jubilee Stadium to host top of the table A-League clash

Netstrata Jubilee Stadium will host the top of the table A-League clash between Sydney FC and Perth Glory after it was decided today to move the fixture from the highly criticised surface at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Football Federation Australia (FFA), Sydney FC and the SCG Trust today jointly agreed to move the  Round 26 game to Kogarah.

​The match will be Sydney FC’s final home game of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 regular season and has the potential to be a crucial match in the context of the race for the Premiers Plate.

Sydney FC chief executive officer Danny Townsend said moving the game was the right thing to do by fans.

“I believe our squad didn’t get the credit they deserved for their magnificent performance on Saturday night and we need the game to be the main event.

“This is a decision made in the viewing interest of members and supporters.”

 Netstrata Jubilee Stadium at Kogarah.

The FFA Head of Leagues, Greg O’Rourke, believes the decision to move the match is in the best interests of all stakeholders to ensure that Hyundai A-League matches continue to be played on surfaces conducive to professional football.

“The SCG’s wicket block compromises the uniformity of the field for football in particular, ” Mr O’Rourke said.

“We appreciate all the work that the SCG trust has undertaken to accommodate an unprecedented amount of activity on the SCG in recent months and we will continue to work with them in regards to venue usage in the future,” concluded O’Rourke.