Sydney FC move Perth Glory fixture to Parramatta

Sydney FC have moved their October 24 fixture with Perth Glory from Sydney Football Stadium to Parramatta.

The Sky Blues announced today that their Week 11 A-League clash with not be held at their usual home venue as it will be undergoing a returfing.

Sydney CEO Edwin Lugt admitted it was not ideal but said it was a good chance to take to Sydney’s western region once again.

“It is not ideal to move away from your home stadium during the season however we have an outstanding relationship with Parramatta Stadium. The facilities there are fantastic and the pitch is world class,” Lugt said.

“Having a quality pitch is an integral component to any successful football club so the returfing is essential. From December 1 we still have six games at the SFS and we need the pitch to be in prime condition.

“There has been extensive use of the SFS pitch recently so it’s crucial the returfing occurs.

“We are looking forward to playing in the heart of Western Sydney again.

“We received great support from the local community in February so we encourage them to again come out and see the current A-League Champions play as well as a Perth side that contains Robbie Fowler.”