ACT football fans can’t wait for the Socceroos to come to town with thousands of tickets already snapped up for November’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan.
According to a report in the Canberra Times, more than 12,000 tickets have already been sold in the first three days of on sale.
Tickets only went on sale on Tuesday for members of the Football Family, with the general public able to get their hands on tickets from this morning (Friday).
The impressive numbers are a strong indication that more than 20,000 fans are set to pack into Canberra Stadium to watch Ange Postecoglou’s side take another important step on the Roar to Russia 2018.
FFA CEO David Gallop called on Canberra fans to “vote with their feet” if they want the Socceroos to play in the national capital regularly and it seems the have heeded the call.
The clash will be Australia’s first in Canberra since 2011.
After almost 20,000 fans watched the Socceroos crush Bangladesh 5-0 in Perth recently, another bumper crowd looks set to greet the national team again.
“It’s the reason we’re coming to places like Perth and Canberra, to take the game to the people,” Postecoglou said in the Canberra Times.
“We’ve seen already when we played in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan how the crowd get behind their team and they make the atmosphere pretty hostile for the opposition, and that’s what we need.
“We need our crowds to get behind the Socceroos, so visiting teams don’t like coming here.”
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