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Sydney FC to play at SCG during Allianz Stadium revamp

Sydney FC is set to play four of its A-League home matches at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) while Allianz Stadium is being redeveloped.

SCG will host the club’s biggest games, beginning with rivals the Western Sydney Wanderers.

The 48,000-capacity cricket ground hasn’t been used for football since Australia’s national team lost to Brazilian club Vasco de Gama in 1985.

Sydney FC will play east to west at the SCG in an effort to provide fans with the best seats at the oval ground.

“I think playing at the more enclosed stadiums at Kogarah and Leichhardt will provide for an excellent atmosphere and will work to our advantage, while the hosting of our bigger derby fixtures at the SCG will be a new and fantastic experience in which we will thrive,” said Sydney FC head coach Steve Corica.

The Allianz Stadium is also home to National Rugby League club the Sydney Roosters, as well as Super Rugby outfit the New South Wales Waratahs.

The venue is being completely rebuilt, but will retain a capacity of 45,000.

Sydney FC will begin their season against Adelaide United on October 19.

Image: Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust