Ticketmaster and the Wanderers have shared a very positive working relationship since 2014 with Ticketmaster providing ticketing services for the club’s home matches at Pirtek Stadium. The stadium in Parramatta is set to be overhauled, leaving the Wanderers in need of a new home base next year. The relocation of the Wanderers to Spotless Stadium will give Ticketmaster the opportunity to further develop its successful relationship with the club.
WSW CEO John Tsatsimas and Head Coach Tony Popovic were on hand to announce their club’s move to Spotless Stadium at a press conference, which was held on March 30. The vast majority of home matches will be played at Spotless Stadium with up to eight games per season to be scheduled at the venue.
John Tsatsimas said the decision to move his club’s matches to the venue came after heavy consultation with members and supporters.
“The overwhelming response from our members was they wanted a central location that has good public transport and access as well as being able to fit in not only our current 18,341 members but also have room to grow,” Mr Tsatsimas said.
The Wanderers are the A-League’s newest club, yet they have already catapulted themselves into one of the most successful – both on and off the pitch. Since inception in 2012, the Wanderers have boasted enormous crowds and a large membership base and they have played in two Championship matches and been named Premiers once.
But the club’s biggest on-field achievement came in 2014 when the Wanderers were crowned the best club in Asia taking out the AFC Asian Champions League trophy against Saudi football club Al-Hilal FC. The Asian Champions League victory was a first for an Australian club and only one other club, Adelaide United, had made it to the final of the championship.
The result was a significant one, particularly for a club still in relevant infancy given the Wanderers didn’t enter the A-League until the 2012-13 season.
Season 2015-16 has been an overwhelming success for the Wanderers so far. With just one regular season match remaining, WSW is set to play a very big role in the upcoming finals series. The club is very much in the hunt for the Premiership and Championship and looks set to be a major challenger this year.
Ticketmaster wishes the Wanderers well as the club heads into the all-important finals series. We are already looking ahead to the 2016-17 season where we will have the privilege of again partnering with one of the A-League’s biggest and best clubs to provide ticketing services for their many supporters and members.