Western Sydney Wanderers FC have today confirmed they will be kicking off at 7:00pm against storied English football club Leeds United in the first ever football match at Bankwest stadium.
The clash will mark the Wanderers Bankwest Stadium debut with Leeds United returning to Australia for their centenary anniversary.
The family friendly timeslot of 7:00pm during the July School Holidays is set to encourage a sell-out Red & Black house at Bankwest Stadium with around 7,000 Leeds supporters expected at the historic fixture.
The Wanderers first home match will also see the first Australian-safe standing installed in the Northern end to accommodate for 1260 standing spaces, the first time it will be implemented in Australian sport.
Gates will open at 5:30pm with a host of family activities and pre-match entertainment before the game kicks off.
Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said the match will mark another important milestone in Wanderers history.
“We cannot wait to play our first match at Bankwest Stadium against a club with so much history and tradition,” said Tsatsimas.
“We look forward to our members and fans experiencing our home in action for the very first time in a family-friendly timeslot.”