Olympiacos comes to Etihad Stadium
Wednesday 21 Mar 2012
Greece's most successful club, Olympiacos, will play Melbourne Victory in an exclusive one-off event at Etihad Stadium on Saturday May 19 at 7.30pm.
Tickets for the event are now on sale through the Ticketmaster network. Phone 136 100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.au for further information.
Olympiacos is regarded as the powerhouse club in the Greek competition having won 38 league championships and 25 Hellenic Cup trophies. Furthermore, the club has played in 13 of the past 15 Champions League competitions.
There is no doubt the showdown at Etihad Stadium will be hard fought and competitive with two powerhouse clubs of their respective leagues competing.
Etihad Stadium CEO, Mr Ian Collins AM, said he expected the Greek community in Australia would get behind the announcement and turn out in good numbers.
“With such a large and passionate Greek sporting community in Victoria, we are confident that the event will attract a fantastic attendance,” Mr Collins said.
He added the one-off event against Melbourne Victory further cements Etihad Stadium’s credentials as a venue for world class soccer events.
“Olympiacos has built a reputation over many years as one of the world’s great soccer clubs and we will be privileged to host such an iconic sporting institution at our venue.
“In recent years, we have helped to showcase the sport in Australia hosting Juventus, David Beckham’s LA Galaxy, the English Premier League’s Fulham, as well as a number of internationals involving the Socceroos.”