Roar Hosting Melbourne Heart FC In Toowoomba

Melbourne Heart FC has secured its first match against Hyundai A-League opposition with the side set to take on the Brisbane Roar in a pre-season clash in Toowoomba.

Melbourne Heart FC has secured its first match against Hyundai A-League opposition with the side set to take on the Brisbane Roar in a pre-season clash in Toowoomba.

The June 25 battle will pit Brisbane Roar-s revamped squad against Melbourne-s newest football club as preparations for the upcoming Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season take the next step.

Football South West Queensland President Alan Sothmann hailed the match as a triumph for regional football on the Darling Downs.

“This game is a fantastic coup for Toowoomba and for all football fans in the south west region,” Sothmann said.

“To win the right to host a Hyundai A-league game is a real privilege and shows Brisbane Roar-s commitment to fostering football in regional areas.

“I know many people will be ecstatic with this news, especially the young local players who will get a chance to see a top quality game right here in their own town.”

And with the game coinciding with the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, regional football fans are expected to flock to the Clive Berghofer Stadium.

“This is going to be a very good game to watch so I-m betting on a large and enthusiastic crowd,” Sothmann said.

Entry is $15 for an adult and $5 for under 15 years. Tickets are available online at www.empiretheatre.com.au, by phone 1300 655 299 or from the Empire Theatre box office in Neil Street.

Tickets will also be sold at the gate on match day.