Jets to play inaugural FFA Cup match at Magic Park

The Newcastle Jets will play their FFA Cup Round of 32 fixture against Perth Glory at Magic Park, Broadmeadow on Tuesday, August 5.

The Newcastle Jets will play their FFA Cup Round of 32 fixture against fellow Hyundai A-League side Perth Glory at Magic Park, Broadmeadow on Tuesday, August 5.

Kick-off for the match will be at 7.30pm, with gates opening an hour beforehand at 6.30pm.

Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster and will go on sale on from 10am Friday, July 18. Jets Members are encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets from Ticketmaster to receive a discounted price of $12 for adults and $5 for children.

All tickets will be sold as General Admission, however there will be limited unreserved seating available. The capacity of Magic Park, Broadmeadow is 4,500.

“We-re very excited to be hosting our inaugural FFA Cup fixture at Magic Park in Broadmeadow,” Newcastle Jets CEO Robbie Middleby said.

“The FFA Cup is a competition that engages all levels of the Australian football community from the grassroots through to the A-League.

“We believe a community venue like Magic Park will allow for an intimate and exciting atmosphere and provide the perfect setting for us to commence our FFA Cup campaign on what will be an historic night for the Club.”

The Westfield FFA Cup is a national knockout tournament run by Football Federation Australia in conjunction with the State and Territory Member Federations in Queensland, New South Wales, Northern New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.

Each and every cup tie must be decided on the day, with extra time and penalties to decide results of matches drawn after 90 minutes.

Over 600 clubs will play in the feeder competitions run by the states and territories. The Hyundai A-League clubs will join the competition in the Round of 32, alongside 22 clubs who have progressed from the ranks of the semi-professional and amateur tiers.

The 2014 Westfield FFA Cup final will be played on Tuesday 16 December.