A showdown with former captain Matt Smith has moved a step closer as Brisbane Roar today confirmed ticketing and transport details for the opening Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League match at Robina Stadium on the Gold Coast on Wednesday, 25 February.
Smith’s new club Bangkok Glass won its qualifying match 3-0 against Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta'zim in Thailand on Tuesday night.
The former Roar No.2, now wearing No.4, played the full 90 minutes although Smith was booked by Australian referee Chris Beath in the 39th minute.
Bangkok Glass now advance to a sudden-death playoff against China’s Beijing Guoan next Tuesday night with the winner of that match travelling to the Gold Coast to take on the Roar on 25 February.
Tickets to the Roar’s three AFC Champions League Group Stage games are now available through Ticketek at http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=CHAMPLGE15. Adults are $10 and children $5.
The Roar’s other games at Robina Stadium are against South Korea’s Suwon Bluewings (Tuesday, 17 March) and Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds (Tuesday, 5 May).
A special discounted three-game ticket buy is available at $25 for adults and $15 for children.
Brisbane Roar FC members can also take advantage of priority positioning on the halfway line at no extra cost. Members will be contacted on how to secure the premium seats.
The ticket price includes free train travel to and from Robina. Gold Coast-based fans can also travel free to the game on Surfside bus routes, trains and the G-Link tram.
Trains will leave Brisbane Central for Robina every 15 minutes from 3.30pm on Matchday One. Details of express and all-stops services will be advised closer to the date. Trains returning to Brisbane will continue up to four hours after fulltime.
Those planning to drive to the Gold Coast for any of the three matches should consult the stadium website cbussuperstadium.com.au for information on shuttle bus services from various park ‘n ride lots north and south of the venue.