It’s a cold night in Perth and the temperature is already falling below zero.
Apex legends wraeth the opening match of the 2017 A-League season in Perth, which means there will be only one match to watch for the majority of fans on the night.
And the night of cricket will be all about the stars.
The Ashes, to be played in Perth on Saturday, will be watched by an estimated 100,000 people in the city’s suburbs and the CBD, and the opening game could draw up to 25,000 fans to the ground.
Ahead of the match, the match day atmosphere is expected to be much the same, with thousands of supporters making their way through the streets to see the match and the players in action.
There is a strong chance of a number of high profile players taking part, with Joe Daniher and Ben Stokes among those expected to take the field.
While it’s believed the home team will have a significant lead at the top of the table, the opposition may have a chance to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat.
“If we lose the first two games, it could be a different day for us,” defender Michael Zullo said.
“We have a good team, but if we lose three, we can’t win.”
The A-Lions and Giants are also set to host the match with the Perth derby set to kick off at 7:30pm on Saturday.
Tickets for the A-league clash are on sale now, with the first match expected to sell out in minutes.
Tickets are available at ticketek.com.au.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the AIA box office on Friday or at the ticketek website.AAP: Michael J GriffithsTopics:australian-football-league,soccer,austrial-football,perth-6000More stories from Western Australia