Venue locked in for 2023 Australia Cup Final: Why there was only one option

A single goal from Thomas Waddingham was all that was needed for Brisbane Roar to set up an A-Leagues final with Sydney FC.

Allianz Stadium will host the 2023 Australia Cup final between Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar on Saturday October 7.

Football Australia confirmed the venue on Tuesday, after taking into consideration venue suitability and availability as to where the match would take place.

Normally, a draw would be held to determine who would be the home team and where the final would be played – but venue availability means Sydney will host the match.

Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium is unavailable on the weekend of October 7-8, while Ballymore Stadium is under renovation and Kayo Stadium in Redcliffe’s capacity of 10,000 ensured Allianz Stadium would be the most suitable venue for the decider.


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The lack of a viable option in Brisbane along with the need to play the final by the weekend of October 7-8, as a result of the FIFA Men’s international window starting on the 9th, saw FA make the decision to take the final to Moore Park.

FA are hoping to break the attendance record for a Cup final, which currently stands at 18,751 in the 2016 final between Melbourne City and Sydney FC.

Tickets for the match start at $12 for a junior ticket $15 for a concession ticket, $25 for adults, and $65 for a family pass. which will be made available to Football Account and club pre-sales at 2pm (AEST) on Thursday, September 28 – before being made available to the general public the following day at the same time.

Sydney are chasing their second-ever Cup crown in the club’s first Cup final since 2018, while it’s unchartered waters for Brisbane, who will play in the decider for the first time in club history.

The final will be broadcast live and free on 10, 10 Bold in Perth and 10 Play.


Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar
Date: Saturday, October 7 2023
Venue: Allianz Stadium
Kick-off: 7:45 PM (AEDT)