It’s been the story of the season so far, and the Newcastle Jets are now firmly entrenched in the Hyundai A-League’s top two – with no chasing team able to catch them in the remainder of the regular season.
Currently sitting on 47 points and with three rounds remaining, neither Melbourne City (37) nor Melbourne Victory (35) can mathematically knock the Jets from a coveted top-two finish.
This sets up a mouth-watering home semi final at McDonald Jones Stadium, where the Jets will be just one win from a Grand Final berth.
It’s a remarkable turn-around from a club that collected the wooden spoon in the 2016/17 season – with Ernie Merrick’s side having a record-breaking campaign on a number of fronts.
The club would like to advise members and fans that the Final Series is run by Football Federation Australia (FFA), and thus finals matches are not included as part of any club membership.
Members will be given a pre-sale window to purchase tickets before the general public and FFA have agreed to allow reserved seat members the option to secure their seat if they wish (this will be available through your MyJETS Account online – for a limited time only).
The Semi Final will be held on the 27th, 28th or 29th of April, with exact dates and times to be confirmed by FFA in the near future.
All other ticket sales will be available for purchase through Ticketmaster. The club will distribute details on pricing, sale dates and instructions on how to purchase tickets as soon as FFA confirm match details
For more information on ticketing click here.
The second place finish also brings Asian Champions League qualification into play, but second spot certainly doesn’t guarantee a place in next year’s tournament.
Automatic qualification to the group stage is reserved for the Hyundai A-League’s Premier (first at the end of the regular season) and Champion (Grand Final winner). Should this be the same team, the second automatic position defaults to second in the competition standings.
Currently, the Hyundai A-League also have what is known as a ‘.5’ qualification spot, which sees the team (commonly, second or third position in the league) enter into a play-off to join the group stage.
So while the likelihood of joining Asian football’s showpiece has grown, it’s by no means certain.