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24 May 2022
Plan ahead for Sydney’s All-Star football match

More than 60,000 football fans are expected to cheer on the A-League All-Stars as they take on one of the world’s most iconic teams, FC Barcelona on Wednesday 25 May.

The exhibition match will take place at Accor Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park. It marks the first time FC Barcelona has toured in Australia.

Transport for NSW Executive Director for Customer Journey Planning Adam Berry says “Leave your car at home and catch public transport – we’ll have plenty of trains and major event buses running to and from Sydney Olympic Park.”

“Travel on all modes of public transport is included in your ticket to the match – just show your ticket to transport staff when boarding services, and don’t forget face masks are still mandatory on public transport” Mr Berry said.

Additional express trains will run from Central to Olympic Park from late afternoon, with return services running frequently after the match. Additional trains will also run from western line stations to Olympic Park as well as frequent trains between Lidcombe and Olympic Park until late.

Sydney Olympic Park major event buses will be running with services starting between 4.15pm and 5pm, depending on the route. Buses will also run frequently after the match until 11pm to get you home.

Ticket holders should also be aware that public transport and road networks are typically becoming busier on weekdays as commuters return to workplaces so allow plenty of extra travel time.

Mr Berry said spectators using public transport should consider catching an earlier service to enjoy venues in the precinct before kick-off and avoid missing a moment of the action.

“If you have to drive, travel with your group, allow plenty of extra travel time on the roads and aim to arrive early because traffic will be heavy during the busy evening peak.”

“Pre-book your parking space at Sydney Olympic Park online ahead of time to secure a spot as car parks will fill quickly on the night.”

Stadium gates open at 6:15pm ahead of kick-off at 8.05pm and finishing around 10pm.

For more information on additional public transport services for the match and to plan your trip, visit transportnsw.info.

For real-time updates on roads and traffic conditions, visit livetraffic.com.