A-League Western Sydney Wanderers Leading Region In Membership Sales
A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers can "perhaps already lay claim to being the most popular sporting team in Sydney's western suburbs -- they have sold more full memberships than any other football club in the region," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The Wanderers are "preparing for just their third season" but have already sold 2,000 more individual season tickets than "five other western suburbs football clubs." Western Sydney has "already exceeded the full-season ticket sales of the Parramatta Eels, Penrith Panthers, Wests Tigers, Canterbury Bulldogs, and Greater Western Sydney Giants." This is despite the A-League season "not beginning for another month." More than 15,333 of their existing season ticket-holders "have been retained from last year and the Wanderers are on course to sell their entire allocation of memberships before they will go on sale to the general public." The sales "further strengthens the push for major renovations for Pirtek Stadium" to improve the capacity to more than 30,000 as the two "most popular clubs, in terms of members, are regular tenants" (SMH, 9/1).