Match Day Details: City vs Newcastle

At every Melbourne City home match, there is much more to enjoy than just 90 minutes of exciting football at AAMI Park.

With entertaining pre-match events, prize giveaways and half-time competitions, warm up to kick-off against Newcastle Jets with a range of family-friendly activities.

See what’s happening this match day at City Square and around the AAMI Park concourse!

City Square

Countdown to kick-off with family and friends at the club’s pre-match fan hub, City Square!

Make your way down to Goschs Paddock before every A-League home match to enjoy a variety of fun pre-game events.

Kids can replicate their A-League and W-League heroes at our community run football clinics and interact with their favourite Melbourne City mascots, while there will be plenty of food, activities and free giveaways to keep you occupied before the big game.

Keep an eye out for our ‘Awful Referees’, who will be patrolling Swan St before the match while making some very dubious decisions!

Deck yourselves out in City colours with a range of products from our merchandise van, and enjoy a relaxing and family-friendly atmosphere in the lead up to an exciting match of football.

City Square commences two hours before every home match.

Where: Gosch’s Paddock (East side of AAMI PARK)
When: 5:30pm - 7.30pm, Friday 21 October
What’s on?

  • Free Face Painting
  • Triple M Rock Patrol giveaways.
  • Food & Ice-cream, more giveaways, free face-painting merchandise, inflatables, small-sided games.
  • Pick up your FREE copy of City Insider, the official Match Day Brochure of Melbourne City.
  • Awful Referees (Swan St)
  • Jam with the City Drumline along the East and West staircases at AAMI Park.

Support the Red Poppy Appeal

Round 6 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season will be devoted to remembering and acknowledging the noble sacrifices made by service men and women past and present during times of war, in a joint initiative between Football Federation Australia (FFA) and the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

The ‘Remembrance Round’ initiative will aim to help promote the observance of Remembrance Day nationally, raise funds for the RSL and provide benefits to ADF personnel and utilise the Hyundai A-League as a vehicle to effect meaningful social change by bringing a focus on to the significance of Remembrance Day. 

Make sure you keep an eye out for the red poppies on the AAMI Park concourse and support the Red Poppy Appeal this week.

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Melbourne City FC will be hosting a special Remembrance Day ceremony prior to the kick-off against Newcastle Jets.  

Former Australian Army officer Peter J. Smith OAM will perform a recitation of the Ode, the fourth stanza of the poem For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon.

Mr Smith was a member of the Australian Regular Army (Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery) for 25 years, serving his country in Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom and New Zealand.

He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on Australia Day in 1989, and enjoyed a post-Army career in manufacturing management for 14 years.

Traditional bugle calls - The Last Post and The Rowse - will be played prior to kick-off, in addition to a minutes silence in tribute to those who have sacrificed their lives during times of war. 

Members discount at the Mountain View Hotel

Fancy a bite to eat before the big game? The Mountain View Hotel is the place to before every Melbourne City home match. 

Melbourne City members will receive 20% off all food before each home game at AAMI Park. It's the perfect way to begin your match day!


Melbourne City merchandise will be available on match day, including the Nike 2016/17  Home and Away shirts, official polo, tracksuit jacket and hoodie!

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

Join the City Family

With 11 exciting home matches at AAMI Park, a home FFA Cup Final and access to all our W-League and NYL home matches, there has never been a better time to become a Melbourne City member.

Visit our membership tents located at City Square and along the AAMI Park concourse, and join the City Family today!

Match Details

Melbourne City FC vs Newcastle Jets

Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne

Kick-off: 7:50pm

Gates open at 6:50pm