Optus Stadium turns red for Manchester United
Perth’s Optus Stadium with host one of the world’s biggest clubs in two matches over the next week, as part of Manchester United’s Australian tour.
The two games will attract over 100,000 fans and the Man Utd v Leeds game may push the record attendance, which currently stands at 59,721 for the State of Origin match last month. The seating map shows that temporary seating at the front of level one on three sides may be used for the first time.
International football teams touring Australia in the off-season has become the norm and they are always favourites with the bookies and while it's no different with these two games, you can get some value on Leeds and Glory through betting apps Australia.
Both games commence at 7:00pm local time (9pm AEST), with gates opening at 5:15pm and pre-match entertainment starting at 6pm. Free public transport is available for all fans with a valid ticket. Get directions to the ground via the stadium map or more info via the event pages above.
Like much of the city, Optus Stadium has been painted red while the powerhouse club is in the Western Australian capital. The $1.6 billion stadium is equipped with the best LED lighting of any Australian stadium and they are shining red.
Man Utd trained at the WACA Ground on Thursday evening, attended by around 14,000 fans. The club won’t train on the Optus Stadium pitch prior to Saturday’s game. Leeds United will hold their open training session at Glory’s home ground, HBF Park, on July 16.
Optus Stadium has previously held two football matches – Chelsea v Perth Glory a year ago, played in front of 55,522 fans, and more recently, the 2019 A-League Grand Final, where the Perth Glory lost on penalties in front of a crowd of 56,371.
It was a massive weekend at Optus Stadium with a Friday night AFL Grand Final replay plus the opening match of the Manchester United Tour 2019— Optus Stadium (@OptusStadium) July 15, 2019
The clashes continue this week
⚽ Wednesday @ManUtd v @LUFC
🏉 Saturday @freodockers v @sydneyswans
🎥Travis Hayto #AFLFreoSwans #MUtour pic.twitter.com/963saCZ41X
Following the two big games in Perth, Leeds United will continue to Sydney, where they’ll take on Western Sydney Wanderers in the first ever football game at the new Bankwest Stadium. It'll also be the first time safe standing has been used at an Australian stadium.
The match, on July 20, will be the Wanderers first game back at Parramatta after three turbulent seasons away. View event details.
Meanwhile, the 2019 FFA Cup commences later this month with the round of 32 kicking-off with six matches on July 24. Austadiums has all the fixture and stadium info listed – view FFA Cup fixtures.