Sky Blues Enjoy Record Breaking Season

Sydney FC has broken its record for highest average home attendance for the second successive season at Allianz Stadium.

Sydney FC has broken its record for highest average home attendance for the second successive season at Allianz Stadium.

Average crowds have once again topped 18 thousand with 18,682 people attending each Sky Blue home game on average, compared to 18,367 in the previous year.

This season Sydney FC also witnessed its highest ever crowd for a regular season match with 40,388 attending the first Sydney Derby in October, while the second clash between the Sky Blues and Western Sydney Wanderers also fetched a forty thousand plus crowd.

It comes in a season where the Sky Blues have also sold record numbers of Memberships with 10,841 Members signing up to the Sydney FC cause, while the highest number of Junior Blues Members have also attended matches, with more than 9,000 registered with the club.

Sydney FC Chief Executive Officer Tony Pignata was pleased with the increased figures and said the atmosphere at Allianz Stadium has helped push the team on to victory.

“The attendances at Allianz Stadium have been fantastic once again this season,” he said.

“We have broken our season average yet again and the amount of Sky Blue in the stands has really created a great vibe around the ground.

“Our record numbers of Members have again stuck by us and have acted as our 12th man on a number of occasions.

“The atmosphere during our fantastic 3-1 Sydney Derby victory over the Western Sydney Wanderers just goes to show how big football is in Sydney and how passionate our supporters are.

“I-m also incredibly pleased with the amount of young Junior Blues Members who have come on board this season. Over 9,000 children have taken advantage of our Membership program and it has brought about a real family atmosphere in the stands.

“It-s a pleasure to be involved with grassroots football in this way. We have achieved a lot and our ambition is to go on increasing these numbers in the years ahead.”

On the business front the Sky Blues have also prospered with record sponsorships being signed and re-signed.

The Sky Blues secured front of shirt sponsors Webjet for another two seasons while two new premium Hyundai A-League partners, StarTrack and Beechwood Homes, were secured on three year agreements for next year.

The Westfield W-League squad also received a record sponsorship boost as Caltex was signed for the Sky Blue Ladies front of shirt sponsor, while Australian hair care company De Lorenzo signed on as the girls sleeve and shorts sponsor.

These record sponsorships have seen Sydney FC assemble the most extensive and high quality corporate partnerships in the club-s history.

“Our sponsors are integral to the success and stability of our club and we are extremely appreciative of their support,” continued Pignata.

“We have worked well with a number of partners and signed them for the long term, where we look forward to even more prosperous and stable partnerships in the years ahead.”