Newcastle is abuzz with Hyundai A-League Grand Final excitement, as the City prepares to host the league’s first Championship decider outside of a capital city.
The match between the Jets and Melbourne Victory sold out in a matter of minutes, and with plenty of fans and members unable to get a ticket there will be two live sites around Newcastle.
The Jets, in conjunction with Newcastle City Council and Lake Macquarie Council will have two sites at King Edward Park and Speers Point Park.
Jets’ CEO, Lawrie McKinna was astounded by the community support.
“This week as a whole has been amazing,” said McKinna.
“The way the entire community has gotten behind us has been felt across the entire club, having both Council’s get on board with live sites is just brilliant.
“Obviously there were a number of people who missed out on tickets and we’ve done our best to rectify that, but these live sites will provide a great atmosphere to watch the game.
“Both will be family-friendly and we’re encouraging all Jets fans to don their red and blue and get along to support the boys.”
Live site at King Edward Park:
Newcastle City Council has teamed up with Revitalising Newcastle and Newcastle Grammar School to show the match on a high-tech screen in the park's natural amphitheatre.
Food stalls will cater to hungry fans and shuttle buses will run between the live site, Queens Wharf and Bar Beach car park.
Newcastle Transport bus services will also operate between Customs House, Westfield Kotara and Wallsend from 5pm until late Saturday night in support of the celebrations.
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Live site at Speers Point Park:
Lake Macquarie Council in partnership with Greater Bank will host a public, big screen viewing of the Newcastle Jets taking on Melbourne Victory at Speers Point Park.
The free event will open at 5pm before the 7.50pm kick-off.
Families are being encouraged to bring picnic blankets and camping chairs – there will be food and drink vans on site.
Parking options include marked spaces around Speers Point Park and the Speers Point Swim Centre, the Lake Macquarie Football Facility car park and the Council Administration Building car park in Main Road, Speers Point, which is about five minutes’ walk from the Live Site. There is also ample parking in marked spaces along Creek Reserve Road, Speers Point.
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