The Central Coast Mariners and Mid-Western Regional Council are pleased to announce that Glen Willow Stadium will host the round 20 Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s match between the Mariners and Macarthur FC.
The decision comes after the Mariners round four clash against Western United, which was meant to be held in Mudgee, was postponed due to severe weather conditions.
Serious flooding saw the game moved two weeks before it was scheduled to take place, with the Mudgee match to now be played on March 11th. This is one day after the match was originally scheduled, with the kick off time also changing from 7:45pm to 5pm.
Glen Willow Stadium played host to the Mariners twice last season, with the first game being a 1-0 win over Blacktown City in the FFA Cup. After the success of that event the Mariners returned in round 19 of the 2021/22 A-League Men’s season, defeating Macarthur 4-2.
Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp is pleased to be able to return to Mudgee, excited to give back to the community after the recent natural disasters.
“After the previous match was postponed due to floods we felt just as passionate, if not more, about making sure we make a difference to regional New South Wales and continue to take the game out to Mudgee,” Mielekamp said.
“Mudgee has quickly become a home away from home for us and the support we get from the local community and all of regional New South Wales is sensational.
“It is really important that everyone gets behind the match. We have time to plan and book accommodation to get everyone to a fantastic stadium to watch an awesome match against Macarthur. I implore everyone to get there and be a part of this special day.”
Mayor Des Kennedy said the Mariners and A-League have been accommodating in allowing the game to be postponed following major flooding in October.
“As we know this game was due to be played in October last year, however Glen Willow and northern areas of Mudgee were hit with quite damaging flooding,” Cr Kennedy said.
“Our fields have recovered, and we’re thrilled the Mariners have come to the party to reschedule the date for local fans.
“Hosting an A-League game in regional New South Wales is a huge benefit, not just for football fans but for the community and the economy alike.”
Tickets will be available for members pre-sale this Monday at 12pm, before being open to the general public at 12pm Wednesday.