Match Day Details: City vs Central Coast

Thursday Night Football returns to AAMI Park when Melbourne City FC takes on the Central Coast Mariners in Round 16 of the Hyundai A-League. Find out everything you need to know about match day right here.

With entertaining pre-match events, prize giveaways and half-time competitions, make a day of it with the family and warm up to kick-off against the Mariners with a range of exciting activities.

Plan your trip to AAMI Park and see what’s happening this match day at City Square and around the AAMI Park concourse.

Tickets for the match are available by clicking here.

City Square

Countdown to kick-off with family and friends at the Club's pre-match fan hub, City Square, from 5:30-7:30pm.

The Triple M Rock Patrol will be spinning tunes and handing out special giveaways, while kids can replicate their A-League and W-League heroes at our community run football clinics. 

There will be plenty of food, Melbourne City inflatables and giveaways, so head down to City Square and enjoy a relaxing and family-friendly atmosphere in the lead up to an exciting match of football. 

Where: Gosch’s Paddock (East side of AAMI PARK)
When: 5:30pm - 7.30pm, Thursday 19 January
What’s on?

  • Free Face Painting
  • Triple M Rock Patrol giveaways.
  • Food & Ice-cream, more giveaways, free face-painting, inflatables and small-sided games.
  • Pick up your FREE copy of City Insider, the official Match Day Brochure of Melbourne City.

Getting to AAMI Park

It’s a big week for sport in Melbourne! Public Transport Victoria (PTV) will be running additional train, tram and regional train services before and after Thursday night’s match.

  • The nearest train station is Richmond Station, which is just a short stroll along Swan Street and Olympic Boulevard to AAMI Park.   
  • Tram Route 70 (Wattle Park – Waterfront City Docklands) can drop you off across the road from AAMI Park (Stop 7D). Extra trams will be operating as Route 70a between Flinders Street Station and Stop 7D – AAMI Park.
  • Bus Route 605 stops out the front of AAMI Park on Swan Street. Route 246 stops at the corner of Punt Road and Swan Street. 

Please check the live travel updates page for notification of any service changes that may affect your journey to and from the event.

Click here and plan your journey to AAMI Park today.

Public car parking in Eastern Plaza (entrance D) of AAMI Park is closed due to the Australian Open tennis championship.

Parking will be available at the MCG inside Yarra Park at a cost of $10 per vehicle, and will be open at:

  • Gate 3 from 3:00pm
  • Gate 5 from 8:00am
  • Gate 6 from 9:00am
  • Gate 7 from 5:30am

Fans driving to AAMI Park should be aware that demand for parking inside Yarra Park is expected to be strong. To avoid disappointment, we recommend the use of public transport. 

MCG Footbridge Closure

Please note the footbridge connecting the MCG and Rod Laver Arena will be closed from January 6-30 as part of the Australian Open tennis. Details and alternative routes.

Citizenship and Affirmation Ceremony

Melbourne City will be welcoming Australia’s newest citizens during a special Citizenship and Affirmation ceremony, to be held in partnership with the Department of Immigration and

The ceremony will involve 51 new Australians, who will become citizens at the game and complete their Pledge of Allegiance on pitch in a ceremony prior to the start of the match against Central Coast.

We invite all our fans to support and welcome the new Conferees by joining in the singing of the National Anthem and repeating the Affirmation, to make the ceremony a very special event for the newest members of the City Family.


City merchandise will be available on match day, where you can purchase our Westfield FFA Cup winners range, Nike 2016/17 Home and Away shirts, official polo, training gear and off-field wear.

Merchandise will be available outside AAMI Park at our match day store on the Olympic Boulevard concourse next to Edwin’s cafe, and inside the stadium next to aisles 3 and 23.


It's Kids Go Free at AAMI Park!

Kids go free! Bring the family along to AAMI Park, where every adult ticket and adult membership can redeem two free junior tickets for Thursday's match.

Want the best way to watch our remaining A-League, W-League and NYL home matches? Our Three Match Membership is the way to go!

Secure your seat to three of our remaining five home matches at AAMI Park, along with FREE entry to our final W-League and youth double header at CB Smith Reserve on Sunday.

City membership staff will be available for sales and enquiries outside of Edwin’s Café from 5:30pm, where you can purchase our Three Match Membership, or click below to sign up!

Match Details

Hyundai A-League - Round 16

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Melbourne City FC vs Central Coast Mariners

Venue: AAMI Park

Kick-off: 7:50pm

Gates open: 6:50pm