Brisbane Roar will kick off its A-League 2020/21 campaign on home turf with a December 29 clash against Wellington Phoenix at Redcliffe’s Dolphin Stadium.
The complete A-League 2020/21 fixture was released this morning with the season set to get underway on Sunday, 27 December at Sydney’s Bankwest Stadium, two days prior to the Roar’s opening fixture.
Roar fans will have plenty of action to enjoy over the summer School Holidays with five of the opening seven fixtures to be played at home, including a historic first meeting with A-League newcomers Macarthur FC on Monday, 25 January (6pm KO).
The fixture is also highlighted by the return of ANZAC Day football to Queensland with the Roar set to face Melbourne City at Dolphin Stadium in an afternoon kick-off on Sunday, 25 April (2pm KO).
That contest will be the second time City make the trip north to Dolphin Stadium, being one of two opponents that the Roar faces twice on home turf. We will also host defending Champions Sydney FC twice on Sunday, 10 January (3pm KO) & Saturday, 6 March (4pm KO).
Alongside Melbourne City & Sydney FC, Warren Moon’s men will also face Western Sydney Wanderers & Newcastle Jets three times throughout the season, with two away trips to both Bankwest Stadium & McDonald Jones Stadium.
“It is fantastic to have our fixture for the upcoming A-League season confirmed. This gives our players and coaches a date to work towards and continue building towards in pre-season as well as building excitement for our loyal supporter base,” Brisbane Roar CEO David Pourre said.
“Football is just over a month from returning to Queensland and we’re looking forward to filling the stands with a sea of orange at Dolphin Stadium for our first fixture against Wellington Phoenix.
“It’s also a tremendous opportunity for the Club & the Queensland football fraternity to be able to host an A-League fixture on ANZAC Day.”
FOX SPORTS will broadcast A-League and Westfield W-League football for six days a week up until the end of the women’s season, including every match of the A-League season and the 2021 Finals Series and two matches per round of the Westfield W-League season as well as all 2021 Finals Series matches.
ABCTV will broadcast live one match per round of the A-League and Westfield W-League 2020/21 Season, all matches of the Westfield W-League 2021 Finals Series live and provide a delayed broadcast of one A-League 2021 Elimination Final, one A-League 2021 Semi Final and the A-League 2020 Grand Final.
Head of Leagues, Greg O’Rourke said:
“We are kicking off with a summer of football – a December start, games broadcast six days a week, and more young, Australian talent on the pitch than ever before, with more than 40 Olyroos and Young Socceroos and Matildas in the two leagues.
“We’ve always had an ambition to align the A-League and W-League seasons, so to be able to do that this year is a big step forward. The later than usual season start also means that we have more crossover with the other parts of the Australian football family.
“This has been one of the most challenging fixture processes we’ve ever been involved in because of the continually evolving restrictions, but our priority has always been bringing the best football to fans in the safest way, working with all our stakeholders to do so.”