Sydney FC has launched its 2012/13 Membership Program with an offer of free public transport to matches at Allianz Stadium and a strong message that the Sky Blues will not be neglecting any of its loyal fans, no matter where they live in Sydney.
“Sydney FC has Members and fans all over Sydney and we will not be deserting them,” said Sydney FC CEO Tony Pignata. “Sydney FC has worked hard over the last eight years to form relationships with Members, fans, football clubs and associations all over Sydney and we will be loyal to those people in the face of what is an exciting rivalry with Western Sydney.”
Sydney FC Members will also have the price of Public Transport included in Membership for the 2012/13 season, after a deal was struck with Transport for NSW to allow Sydney FC fans to use rail, bus and ferries to get to Allianz Stadium on matchday.
Sydney FC becomes the first sports team across any code in Sydney to offer the integrated ticket offer for all home games.
Members and ticket holders will be entitled to travel on all CityRail services, the Special Event shuttle buses between Central and Moore Park, all regular Sydney Buses (STA) services, Liverpool to Parramatta Tway buses and Sydney Ferries at no additional cost.
The integrated ticketing deal will also include fans who pre-purchase matchday tickets to Sydney FC’s games at Allianz Stadium, which will include the Derby with the Western Sydney Wanderers on December 15 and two clashes with arch rivals Melbourne Victory.
Members and fans will be able to travel free from as far away as Newcastle, Goulburn, Wollongong and Lithgow, helping Sydney FC fans based all over the Greater Sydney region. Free buses will also run between Central Station and Allianz Stadium from two hours before kick off through to an hour after each home game.
“We received a lot of feedback from Members and fans regarding the transport to and from Allianz Stadium and we’re happy to announce that all Members and ticket holders will travel free to Sydney FC games on Public Transport,” Pignata said.
“A lot of our Members and fans come from areas that have a convenient public transport system to be able to get to Allianz Stadium and they can now enjoy that system free of charge.
“Sydney FC also acknowledges the financial burden travelling to and from any sporting event can have on families and this should help lighten that burden.”
Sydney FC will be continuing with its annual Fan Forum, with three separate Forums to be announced at venues around Sydney in the coming weeks.