Brisbane to host blockbuster season opener


Brisbane Roar will open the 2016/17 Hyundai A-League Season with a Friday night blockbuster against Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium on October 7.

The fixture will be a re-match of the thrilling 2015/16 Hyundai A-League Elimination Final which Brisbane won 2-1 following an injury-time goal from Thomas Broich.

A pre-christmas match against Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium on Friday, 23 December (6:50pm KO Qld time) is a highlight of an array of quality 2016/17 Hyundai A-League fixtures in Brisbane.

The Roar will host Melbourne Victory, Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers and Wellington Phoenix twice next season with a solitary home fixture at Suncorp Stadium against the remaining five sides.

Suncorp Stadium will again host a Westfield W-League fixture and Hyundai A-League double-header on Sunday, 11 December.

Brisbane will also play three of their final four regular season fixtures at home against Melbourne Victory, Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix. 


Speaking today, FFA CEO David Gallop said the draw was full of promise for another exciting Hyundai A-League season.

“The season starts with a bang in October and we will once again see the great unscripted drama unfold with another crescendo as we build towards the finals series,” Gallop said.

“All in all, i’m delighted we have a draw that will be welcomed by the clubs, players and fans.”

The 2017 Hyundai A-League Finals Series will begin on the weekend of 21-23 April and the Grand Final is scheduled for Sunday, 7 May 2017.

To view the 2016/17 Hyundai A-League draw in it’s entirety, click here.