Melbourne Derby a sell-out

Tomorrow night’s Melbourne derby between Melbourne Heart FC and Melbourne Victory FC is officially a sell-out after the remaining tickets to the round 12 Hyundai A-League clash were sold this afternoon.

TOMORROW night-s Melbourne derby between Melbourne Heart FC and Melbourne Victory FC is officially a sell-out after the remaining tickets to the round 12 Hyundai A-League clash were sold this afternoon.

Heart Chief Executive Officer Scott Munn said football fans in Melbourne had voted with their feet, with the event selling out over 24 hours before kick-off.

“We-re delighted that the derby has sold out and thank both sides of Melbourne, red and blue, for showing continued enthusiasm and excitement for this great game,” Munn said.

“The Melbourne derby is becoming an annual spectacle, which attracts colourful and passionate support and we look forward to a great game both on and off the pitch.

“We-re hoping that the previous derby turnouts will be eclipsed on Saturday night, illustrating the growing interest in football in Melbourne.”

Pre-sale tickets were made available to Melbourne Heart members on November 22 and there was an immediate uptake, with four member bays selling out.

Tickets to the match went on sale to the general public on Tuesday 25 November and there has been a steady increase in sales since.

Previous derby crowds at AAMI Park include 26, 395 in February this year and 26, 579 on 22 December 2011.

Gates will open at 5.45pm on Saturday, two hours before the 7.45pm kick off, to accommodate for the sell-out crowd.