Perth Glory are looking for their first A- League title win this Sunday, when they come up against the raging Sydney FC in the Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final.
The Glory secured the premiers plate in the 2018-19 season, finishing two games clear of the next team on the ladder.
Perth Glory won a nail biting 5-4 penalty shootout against Adelaide United to cement their bid for a home ground grand final.
Sydney FC earned their way into the final clash with a pulverising 6-1 demolition of Melbourne Victory.
Optus Stadium is expecting a crowd of up to 50,000 people to help the Glory bring home the win in front of their fans.
The Glory and Optus Stadium are hoping to beat the record set by Marvel Stadium back in 2007 of 55,436 people when the Melbourne Victory knocked off Adelaide United.
The Stadium is celebrating the Glory with a special ‘purple’ burger available for purchase, called the ‘Glorious Philly Cheese Steak Burger’ on Sunday afternoon.
Football Federation Australia announced that the pre- game entertainment will be internationally renowned band, Ministry of Sound, who will be performing their show, Orchestrated.
Mark Duffield, a sports writer at the West Australian, has urged the people of Perth to get around the Glory, as locals may be hard pressed to see sporting grand finals here in Perth.
“Let’s get 50,000 bums on seats there, let’s have a rip-roaring atmosphere, let’s make it an occasion to remember.
“Perth doesn’t get to host many grand finals in many things, so everyone let’s get along there and get behind our boys,” says Duffield on The Game: AFL Podcast with Duff and Quarters podcast.
The grand final appearance from the Glory caps off an impressive week where Tony Popovic was named coach of the year and Perth Glory had six player inclusions in the Team of the Season.
For those who haven’t yet purchased a ticket to the grand final, there are still some available, which will set you back between $80 – $100 dollars.
The game kicks off at 4:30pm AWST, at Optus Stadium.