Tickets for the inaugural FFA Cup Final have sold out on the second day of public sale, the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) announced today. The announcement means that over 16,000 fans will be packed into Coopers Stadium on December 16 to watch Adelaide United host Perth Glory in the finale of Australia’s newest cup competition.
Over half of the tickets were sold on Tuesday alone, when members from the two clubs and FFA’s Football Family were invited to participate in a priority pre-sale.
“It’s an amazing story for a competition that has captured the imagination of football fans everywhere,” FFA CEO David Gallop about the successful ticket sales.
“The atmosphere at the Final will be fantastic and I thank the fans of Adelaide United and Perth Glory for embracing the big game.”
The competition, played in a knock-out format similar to England’s FA Cup, saw both A-League and semi-professional clubs from Australia’s National Premier Leagues compete across the country.
Founded with an aim of engaging professional clubs with the grassroots football community, the tournament featured a number of surprise results that included the first round elimination of AFC Champions League winners Western Sydney Wanderers to NPL South Australia side Adelaide City.