Etihad Stadium A-League Fixture
Tuesday 31 May 2011
Etihad Stadium will again be the host for Melbourne Victory's blockbuster matches as part of the upcoming 2011-12 A-League season.
The season will kick off with a replay of the 2010 Grand Final when Victory takes on fierce rival, Sydney FC on 8 October.
The first of the cross town derbies between Victory and Melbourne Heart will be played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday 22 October. The first derby at Etihad Stadium attracted more than 30,000 spectators in January this year.
The club's remaining three matches at the stadium will see Victory play Brisbane Roar (5 November), Perth Glory (20 November) and Adelaide United (10 December).
Etihad Stadium has been a happy hunting ground for Victory, which secured its two Championship titles at the venue. Earlier this year inaugural captain Kevin Muscat was farewelled by thousands of fans after playing his final match in Australia for the club.