Just days short of the Hyundai A-League’s fourth birthday, the competition is set to welcome its five-millionth fan through the turnstiles this weekend, and there is a great chance the honour could be bestowed on one lucky Mariners supporter.
Just days short of the Hyundai A-League-s fourth birthday, the competition is set to welcome its five-millionth fan through the turnstiles this weekend, and there is a great chance the honour could be bestowed on one lucky Mariners supporter.
With 4,987,839 already attending Hyundai A-League matches since the Mariners beat Perth Glory 1-nil in the codes historic first ever contest, all it will take is 12,161 fans to reach the magical milestone this weekend.
Should the crowd figure in Adelaide United-s Friday night clash against Gold Coast United come in less than that, the five-million barrier will be broken by one lucky fan, at Bluetongue Stadium in the Central Coast-s derby with Sydney FC on Saturday.
“We-re urging all Central Coast fans to come out in force, and get to Bluetongue Stadium early this Saturday, to give themselves the best chance of becoming the league-s five-millionth supporter,” said Mariners Executive Chairman Lyall Gorman.
“It should be another fantastic afternoon for football, and with both sides unbeaten the match is sure to be a treat for both sets of supporters.
“We had fantastic support against Newcastle on Friday, 9,573 was our second highest ever opening day attendance, and we-re confident of exceeding that on Saturday.
And to help celebrate, “number 5 million” will win a trip for two to Melbourne to see Australia’s ‘do or die’ AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Oman on Wednesday, 14 October.
“Football Federation Australia has offered up a fantastic prize for the five-millionth fan, and we-d love nothing more than for one of our Members or supporters to benefit. We look forward to seeing another healthy crowd this Saturday, hopefully featuring a lucky winner,” Gorman said.
The Mariners next home match of the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 season against local rival Sydney FC is this Saturday, 22 August. Kick-off is at 3pm. Tickets are available online here or by phoning 132 849.
Mariners Memberships for the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 season are now available online by clicking here or by phoning 1300 767 442.