For the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League Season, Perth Glory will offer its members and supporters a true match day event, with a brand new Eastside Stand at nib Stadium taking the capacity of Perth Oval to just over 20,000 people, a substantial increase in the number of pre-match activities, improved entertainment and food & drink facilities that will all be open and available from 12.45pm.

This weekend sees your Perth Glory take on Melbourne Heart at NIB Stadium.

Gates open at 12.45 p.m. with the match set to kick-off at 2.00 p.m.

For the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League Season, Perth Glory will offer its members and supporters a true match day event to experience, with a brand new Eastside Stand at nib Stadium taking the capacity to just over 20,000 people, a substantial increase in the number of pre-match activities for all ages, improved entertainment and food & drink facilities that will all be open and available from 12.45pm.

Match Day Sponsor
This week-s match day sponsors are major Italian and European technical sportswear manufacturing giant – Macron.

Macron are an established European leader in the production of active sportswear and has an impressive football pedigree being the official apparel partner for Italian Serie A football giants Lazio, Napoli and Bologna, La Liga teams Real Betis and Mallorca, as well as a number of English Premier League and other major European football teams.

Macron are Perth Glory-s official apparel partner for the next two years and it is the first time they have sponsored a Hyundai A-League team.

And thanks to our good friends at Macron, there will be vouchers for a free ball for the first 150 customers who make a purchase, a chance to win the new 2013/14 home kit, plus 7500 clap banners to really make some noise and show your support for the Glory team!

Sales of the new Perth Glory Home and Away Shirts and other merchandise will commence at 12.45 p.m. with two outlets in the Eastside Stand, one outlet at Gate 3 and several other roaming merchandise sellers.

You can also order any of our merchandise online.

Match Tickets
Tickets are still available for this weekend-s match and can be bought at any of the 11 ticket sellers at Gate 1, 3 or 4 at the ground or online by clicking here.

General Admission Junior tickets are available at $15 and family tickets (2 adults/2 children) at $60.

General Admission Junior tickets are available at $15 and family tickets (2 adults/2 children) at $60.

The new nib stadium promises a viewing, engagement and entertainment experience like never before and this year we have introduced special game pack offers so you don-t miss out on any of the action.

2 x Game Package Offers start at $35 and include fixtures:

2 Game Pack Offer 1- $50
Sunday 27th October 2013 – Perth Glory v Melbourne Heart
Saturday 2nd November 2013 – Perth Glory v Sydney FC

2 Game Pack Offer 2 – $35
Saturday 23rd November 2013 – Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners
Friday 6th December 2013 – Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix

2 Game Pack Offer 3 – $50
Friday 10th January 2014 – Perth Glory v Melbourne Heart
Friday 17th January 2014 – Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar

Perth Glory continues to engage and work with the local football community and in conjunction with the state governing body, Football West, the club has made available over 5,000 free tickets for Perth-s aspiring young footballers to come and experience Glory-s first home game of the season.

Swan United FC has also been selected as the recipient junior club for the Hyundai Goals for Grassroots program. The deal is that Hyundai grants Swan United FC a guaranteed $1,000 with an additional $1,000 donated for every goal Perth Glory scores against Melbourne Heart – up to a maximum of $10,000.

Match Day Schedule and Activities
Gates will open for Sunday-s game at 12.45pm.

Make sure you head down early so you can enjoy all the pre-match entertainment such as player warm ups, the Glory song, coin toss, a giant Perth Glory 2013-14 jersey, as well as unveiling the new supporter designed “Supporters Tee Shirt”.

The Vogue Performers Glory Dancers and the Livelighter Dance cam will be there to get you moving and give you the chance to win some great prizes.

Our Community Kidz Zone in the North Precinct will open from 1.00 p.m. and is a great place to bring the family before the game.

Activities include small-sided games, nib massage stations, Daniel Cappellaro-s Skill School, DJ, inflatable field, a giant Harvey Fresh Orange, sponsor giveaways, a chance to meet some of the Perth Glory players plus mascots – George the Gorilla, Cloughie and Nova Boy!

Half-time will also see the return of the customary small-sided games and NIB Blimp. The Vogue Cheerleaders will perform again while the new NIB Morph Ninjas will be playing around with the crowd.

For this game only, the new Match Day Program will be FREE to all members from 1 p.m.

Members will be required to show their membership card or voucher to collect their Perth Glory v Melbourne Heart programs from all participating outlets.

There will also be multiple new food and beverage outlets so it will never be easier to get a feed and drink at the game!

The nib Lounge (behind West grandstand) plus the new BBQ Terrace Bar will be offering a full bar and food service from 1.00 p.m. Both bars will remain open until 90 minutes after the final whistle and players will also join the supporters in the bar area post-match.

The Premier Club Chairman-s Function is inclusive of a full 3 course dinner and drinks service and will commence in the Gareth Naven Room from 1 p.m. Alistair Edwards and Tony Sage will be giving their pre-game thoughts prior to the kick off. For bookings please contact the club.

2013/14 Memberships
Memberships are still available for the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League Season and can be purchased online at http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/perthglory/membership.

For the 2013/14 season, Perth Glory has sought to reduce its membership costs and make it affordable for everyone to come and support Western Australia-s only A-League football team.

The club is pleased that this year we are able to offer the cheapest ever Perth Glory adult membership. Prices also on our platinum and range of gold memberships have largely been maintained at last season-s prices, whilst our standard general admission tickets have been reduced by up to 30%. Our standard general admission tickets for juniors have also been reduced by over 50% and are in comparison less than half the cost of going to the basketball, rugby or AFL, making football one of the most affordable and price competitive sports to watch in Western Australia.

The costs competitive membership prices for the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League Season have, in part, been achieved by passing on the savings from no longer having to pass on costs associated with the joint-ticketing arrangement with Transperth.

Getting to the Game
NIB Stadium is located at 310 Pier Street, East Perth and is bound by Lord, Pier, Bulwer and Brewer Streets.

Perth Glory continues to recommend that its members and supporters look to use the public transport options to get to each game.

Public transport options include:

The closest bus stops to the stadium are located on Lord St. and Beaufort St.

Current public car parking within 1 km of nib Stadium can be viewed here:

Train services to and from Claisebrook, East Perth and Perth Central Railway Station which are all located within 900m from the stadium.

There is a taxi rank located on Bulwer St. Exit Gate 1 or 4

Public transport will not be included in the cost of admission to Perth Glory games following a decision by the club not to renew their joint-ticketing arrangements with Transperth. This means that fans using public transport will need to buy cash tickets or use their SmartRider to pay for travel to and from games.

The decision not to renew the joint ticketing agreement with Transperth, which requires Perth Glory to pay a fee to Transperth based on each supporter in attendance at its game, followed a series of surveys of the clubs membership and supporter base which identified that as little as approximately 20% of those supporters attending matches actually used public transport.

Whilst the club supports the use of public transport for our supporters to get to our games and the need to pay for such public transport, the reality is the majority of Perth Glory supporters use other means to attend our games.

We have in recent times endeavoured to negotiate with Transperth for a more modern and fairer ticketing structure where Perth Glory are only charged for the actual number of fans using public transport, rather than being charged based on our entire supporter base, but unfortunately this proposal has not been deemed acceptable.

Given the large proportion of its supporters that do not use public transport and that parking is limited around NIB Stadium and residential restrictions apply on match days, Perth Glory are working with nearby car parking operators to offer heavily discounted match day car parking to our members. These offers will be advised to our members shortly.