McDonald Jones Stadium this Saturday 5th May is going to attract over 30,000 punters all trying to get to the game or surrounding live sites when Newcastle Jets take on Melbourne Victory in the Hyundai A-League Grand Final.
This match has been officially confirmed by FFA as a sell-out and thus to cater for the large crowds, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot McDonald has announced extra bus, train and ferry services.
“The A-League Grand Final is a major event for Newcastle. The NSW Government is providing additional services to get to and from the stadium and helping to ensure the match is safe and enjoyable,” Mr MacDonald said.
Gates Open: 6.00pm
Game Starts: 7.50pm
Before the game:
SWANSEA/ QUEENS WHARF (via Mayfield): 3 extra buses have been added.
GLENDALE: 2 extra buses have been added.
From the Airport: Port Stephens Coaches will run buses to and from Newcastle Airport to support flights from all states.
SYDNEY: Extra trains will run to Broadmeadow from Telarah and Gosford.
Trains services departing as normal from Central.
(look for the HUGE Newcastle Jets flag flying above the station when you arrive into Broadmeadow).
Stockton Ferry services will be extended until 1.00am on Sunday to leave Newcastle.
Park and Ride:
Buses operating every 10 minutes until kick-off to the stadium from the following locations: Westfield Kotara, Bunn Street Wallsend, Customs House in Newcastle
ALL PARKING IS SOLD OUT.
After the game:
Once the final whistle has blown there will be five special trains on standby at Broadmeadow to get fans home from the game and buses ready to depart.
Park and Ride:
Buses operating every 10 minutes until late from the stadium to the following locations: Westfield Kotara, Bunn Street Wallsend, Customs House in Newcastle
Young Road between Turton Road and Womboin Road will be closed to traffic from 3pm to 10pm. Buses and taxis will permitted through the closure.
Special Event Clearways will also operate between 3pm and Midnight on both sides of Turton Rd between Griffiths Rd and Lambton Rd.