EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW AHEAD OF BARCA IN SYDNEY
Saturday 21 May 2022 12:00am
Tickets & information at www.barcainsydney.com.au
FC Barcelona, one of the most followed football clubs in the world, is coming to Sydney for the very first time ever.
The two-day event will begin on Tuesday 24 May with the official Barca Fan Party and Open Training Session.
And then, on Wednesday 25 May, the La Liga super club will take on the A-Leagues All Stars in front of a full house at Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park.
FC Barcelona has won three Club World Cups, five UEFA Champions League titles and a record eight La Liga and Copa del Rey doubles. They’ve produced some of world football’s greatest players. They have 275 million social media followers.
But the local team, featuring the best and brightest A-Leagues talent – and coached by legendary Manchester United and A-Leagues striker Dwight Yorke – will be out to maybe, just maybe, pull off the mother of all upsets. Perhaps even in the high drama of penalties should the match end in a draw.
To help you have the best possible time at the game, we’ve put together the below guide full of helpful tips! You can also head to our Event Page for more info.
Match Day Timings
- 6:15pm Gates Open
- 7:15pm Pre-Game Activities and Entertainment
- 8:00pm Kick off: FC Barcelona v A-Leagues All Stars
- Arrive early and enjoy a huge night of action in and around Accor Stadium.
- Download and share your tickets with your group prior to arriving at the Stadium.
- Leave plenty of time for the entry process.
- All tickets include return travel on public transport to Sydney Olympic Park, including Trains and Major Event Buses.
- Remember that Accor Stadium is a cashless venue.
- To ensure a smooth entry, please leave large bags at home.
- If you must drive, pre-book your parking here.
The best way to secure your tickets is to pre-purchase online via Ticketek and avoid queues at the box office.
Tickets are still available from $29 for kids or $49 for adults, via www.barcainsydney.com.au.
Getting to the game
The most important thing for a good game day is to get moving early and leave plenty of time for getting to the Stadium. All tickets to the FC Barcelona v A-Leagues All Stars match at Accor Stadium include return travel on all public transport services.
Your best bet is to use public transport and plan your trip using the Transport for NSW Trip Planner here.
Express trains will run between Central and Olympic Park station to get you to and from the game. Additional trains will also run from key western line stations as well as frequent trains between Lidcombe and Sydney Olympic Park.
Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses will be running on all routes.
If you have not pre-booked a parking spot in Sydney Olympic Park, DO NOT DRIVE. Car parks won’t be available for day-of parking.
Entertainment and Activities
Sydney Olympic Park will come to life with live music, food markets, games and merchandise throughout the precinct. Make a night of it and soak up the atmosphere before the match!
It all kicks off from 7:15pm inside Accor Stadium with team warmups, entertainment, giveaways and games. #AASvFCB kicks off at 8pm.
Fan Party and Open Training Session
As the perfect appetiser ahead of the big match, on Tuesday 24 May fans will have the chance to see the superstars up close at the Official Barca Fan Party and Open Training Session.
Entry is free though fans will need to register via the Barca In Sydney website.
Those who register will immediately go into the draw to win a signed FC Barcelona jersey! The carnival atmosphere will feature giveaways, entertainment and merchandise. Food will be available for purchase.
Gates K and M will open to fans at 5pm before the A-Leagues All Stars train from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Immediately afterwards FC Barcelona will take to the field for their own hour-long session. The event will conclude shortly after 7:30pm.
This is your chance to see mighty FC Barcelona In Sydney for the first time. Enjoy a special night!