Pre-season fixtures finalised

Brisbane Roar has finalised its pre-season fixtures ahead of the commencement of the Hyundai A-League 2012/13 season in October.

Brisbane Roar has finalised its pre-season fixtures ahead of the commencement of the Hyundai A-League 2012/13 season in October.

The current Hyundai A-League back-to-back Champions have added another local fixture to the four against fellow A-League opposition as Head Coach Rado Vidosic ramps up the club's title defence preparations.

Brisbane will head to Redlands United on August 29, which will mark the club-s final match in Queensland-s capital before hosting Melbourne Victory in Week 2 of the Hyundai A-League on October 13.

Two interstate fixtures follow with Brisbane set to take on Newcastle in Tamworth on September 1 before heading to the South Australian capital to take on Adelaide United on September 8.

The club-s pre-season schedule will finish in Queensland with a match against Sydney FC in Mackay on September 16 and winding up with a huge clash against the Central Coast Mariners at Stockland Stadium, Kawana on September 23.

“Our pre-season program is an important part of our preparation on several levels,” Brisbane Roar General Manager Sean Dobson said.

“First, and foremost, it provides our squad with the best possible preparation for the upcoming Hyundai A-League season.

“The players will be tested by both their local and Hyundai A-League opponents as the season preparations intensify.

“Furthermore, taking our brand of football to the regions is an important part of the league-s long term growth strategy.

“This growth strategy runs parallel to our own platform of growth of the Brisbane Roar brand across the state and country.”

Ticketing details for matches against Hyundai A-League opposition will be released as they become available.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 Brisbane Roar v Redlands United (Cleveland Showgrounds, Long St, Cleveland) Kick-off - 7.15pm

Saturday, 1 September 2012 Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar (Scully Park, Tamworth NSW) Kick-off - 7.30pm

Friday, 7 September 2012 Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar (Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide) Kick-off - 7.30pm

Sunday, 16 September, 2012 Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC (Virgin Australia Stadium, Mackay) Kick-off - 3.00pm

Sunday, 23 September 2012 Brisbane Roar v Central Coast Mariners (Stockland Stadium, Kawana Waters, Sunshine Coast) Kick-off - 3.00pm