City's 2018/19 A-League Fixture announced

Melbourne City FC will begin their 2018/19 Hyundai A-League season with a blockbuster Melbourne Derby in October.

City will face Melbourne Victory at the newly renamed Marvel Stadium on Saturday 20th October, in what is set to be the first of three Melbourne Derbies in the new season.

Warren Joyce’s side will host the annual Christmas Derby on Saturday, 22nd December at AAMI Park, before the two Melbourne rivals meet for a third and final time on February 23.

City will host 13 matches throughout the season – all of which will be played at AAMI Park in Melbourne.

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Those fixtures include two matches against Newcastle Jets, two against Brisbane Roar, two against Adelaide United and two against Perth Glory.

City’s first home fixtures will include back-to-back Friday night blockbusters in Round 3 and 4 where they will host Sydney FC and Central Coast Mariners on November 2 and November 9 respectively.

As always, City face a busy January period where they will play five matches in 15 days between January 11 and 26. This will include three home fixtures at AAMI Park against Brisbane Roar, Perth Glory and Western Sydney Wanderers with trips to Central Coast and Wellington in between.

In Round 22, Joyce’s men will head to Sydney to face the Sky Blues at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on March 16 – the Club’s first ever fixture at the historic venue.

In other notable fixtures, Western Sydney Wanderers will host City in the annual New Year’s Day fixture on Tuesday, 1st January, before the Wanderers head to Melbourne for what is set to be an entertaining Tuesday night clash at AAMI Park on January 22.

The Hyundai A-League 2019 Finals Series will begin on the weekend of 3-5 May 2019 with the Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final scheduled for the weekend of 18-19 May 2019.

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CITY'S FULL HYUNDAI 2018-19 FIXTURE

Round 1: Victory vs City (Saturday 20 October 2018 @ Marvel Stadium)
Round 2: Central Coast Mariners vs City (Saturday 27 October 2018 @ Central Coast Stadium)
Round 3: City vs Sydney FC (Friday 2 November 2018 @ AAMI Park)
Round 4: City vs Wellington Phoenix (Friday 9 November @ AAMI Park)
Round 5: Brisbane Roar vs City (Saturday 24 November @ Suncorp Stadium)
Round 6: City vs Newcastle Jets (Sunday 2 December 2018 @ AAMI Park)
Round 7: Perth Glory vs City (Saturday 8 December 2018 @ nib Stadium)
Round 8: Adelaide United vs City (Sunday 16 December 2018 @ Coopers Stadium)
Round 9:  City vs Victory (Saturday 22 December 2018 @ AAMI Park)
Round 10: Western Sydney Wanderers vs City (Tuesday 1 January 2019 @ ANZ Stadium)
Round 11: City vs Newcastle Jets (Sunday 6 January 2019 @ AAMI Park)
Round 12: City vs Brisbane Roar (Friday 11 January 2019 @ AAMI Park)
Round 13: Central Coast Mariners vs City (Wednesday 16 January 2019 @ Central Coast Stadium)
Round 14: City vs Perth Glory (Saturday 19 January 2019 @ AAMI Park)
Round 15: City vs Western Sydney Wanderers (Tuesday 22 January 2019 @ AAMI Park)
Round 16: Wellington Phoenix vs City (Saturday 26 January 2019 @ Westpac Stadium)
Round 17: Sydney FC vs City (Sunday 3 February 2019 @ Jubilee Stadium)
Round 18: City vs Adelaide United (Saturday 9 February 2019 @ AAMI Park)
Round 19: Newcastle Jets vs City (Friday 15 February 2019 @ McDonald Jones Stadium)
Round 20: Victory vs City (Saturday 23 February 2019 @ Marvel Stadium)
Round 21: City vs Perth Glory (Sunday 3 March 2019 @ AAMI Park)
Round 22: Sydney FC vs City (Saturday 16 March 2019 @ Sydney Cricket Ground)
Round 23: Western Sydney Wanderers vs City (Saturday 30 March 2019 @ ANZ Stadium)
Round 24: City vs Brisbane Roar (Friday 5 April 2019 @ AAMI Park)
Round 25: City vs Adelaide United (Saturday 13 April 2019 @ AAMI Park)
Round 26: Wellington Phoenix vs City (Sunday 21 April 2019 @ Westpac Stadium)
Round 27: City vs Central Coast Mariners (Friday 26 April 2019 @ AAMI Park)

KEY DATES TO CIRCLE IN YOUR CALENDARS

Melbourne Derby Clashes

  • Round 1: Victory vs City (Saturday 20 October 2018 @ Marvel Stadium)
  • Round 9: City vs Victory (Saturday 22 December 2018 @ AAMI Park)
  • Round 20: Victory vs City (Saturday 23 February 2019 @ Marvel Stadium)

Home Opener

  • Round 3: City vs Sydney FC (Friday 2 November 2018 @ AAMI Park)

Friday Night Football at AAMI Park

  • Round 3: City vs Sydney FC (Friday 2 November 2018 @ AAMI Park)
  • Round 4: City vs Central Coast (Friday 9 November @ AAMI Park)
  • Round 12: City vs Brisbane Roar (Friday 11 January 2019 @ AAMI Park)
  • Round 24: City vs Brisbane Roar (Friday 5 April 2019 @ AAMI Park)
  • Round 27: City vs Central Coast Mariners (Friday 26 April 2019 @ AAMI Park)

Themed Rounds

  • Remembrance Round – Round 4 (9-11 November 2018)
  • Female Football Round – Round 5 (23-25 November 2018)
  • Play Football Round – Round 18 (7-10 February 2019)