Ticket sales for Melbourne Victory home games have been suspended until February.
It means the Boxing Day blockbuster of Victory vs Western United could be played behind closed doors as the embattled A-League club wait to learn their fate for the ugly pitch invasions at the Melbourne derby that tipped the sport rocked in Australia last week.
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Fans stormed the field in response to the Australian Professional Leagues (APL) decision to sell the next three A-League finals to Sydney, regardless of who qualifies first for the flagship event.
A TV cameraman, Melbourne City goalkeeper Tom Glover and referee Alex King were among those injured in the wild riot, with Glover suffering a concussion and requiring stitches after a fan threw a metal bucket at him in the chaos.
With Football Australia’s sanctions for the heinous scenes now imminent, Ticketek has removed the option for fans to buy tickets to Victory home games until February 3.
Tickets for the next Melbourne derby between Victory and Melbourne City were also unavailable on Friday afternoon.
Tickets for seating behind the goals – the area from which renegade Victory supporters emerge – have been completely blacked out for all home games.
Football Australia is expected to speak on Friday afternoon to announce its results and Victory powers for membership, audience and fines, with the possibility of even a point deduction.
There’s more to come…
https://7news.com.au/sport/soccer/melbourne-victory-ticket-sales-suspended-as-embattled-club-waits-to-learn-fate-c-9255829 Melbourne Victory ticket sales have been suspended as the embattled club awaits to find out their fate from Football Australia