Sydney FC to play 10 A-League games at Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah in 2019-20 season

The St George district will again be the major temporary home of Sydney FC this season, with the Sky Blues to bring 10 home games to Kogarah.

The 2019-20 A-League draw was released on Thursday, with Sydney FC to play 10 of their 13 home matches at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

The Sky Blues will play their other three home games at Leichhardt Oval, with this season's draw also incorporating three byes due to the entry of Victorian club Western United.

Sydney FC will host Melbourne Victory in their first match at Kogarah in round five on November 16.

There will also be a Sydney derby played at Jubilee Stadium for the first time, with Western Sydney Wanderers to arrive at Kogarah in round 18 on February 8.

Half of Sydney FC's games at Kogarah will also be afternoon or early evening kick offs.

Sydney FC coach Steve Corica said he was excited by the new A-League draw, with the Sky Blues to start their campaign away to Adelaide United on October 11.

"I'm excited by the path in front of us as we look to defend our title," Corica said.

"Adelaide has become a blockbuster opening to the season and I'm looking forward to heading back to Coopers Stadium again in round one.

"The boys thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and level of support at Jubilee and it's great to have a few more games there this season. Our games last season at Leichhardt were enjoyable too and we're looking forward to returning there.

"Overall it's sure to be an exciting season and I can't wait to get started."

Sydney FC CEO Danny Townsend also spoke positively about returning to Kogarah.

"Netstrata Jubilee Stadium and Leichhardt Oval were fantastic home stadiums last season and we're thrilled to bring sky blue to these venues again this season," he said.

"Between our first home game on a Sunday evening at Leichhardt, our home Big Blue at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, a Sydney derby also in Kogarah and Western United's arrival to our home, there's plenty to get excited about.

"To have five fixtures at home, and more away, all kicking off in the afternoon ensures all our junior members and families get to enjoy the reigning champions in action.

"I can't wait to get the new season underway and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in sky blue at Leichhardt and Jubilee as we look to defend our title."

Sydney FC played eight A-League games at Kogarah last season, as well as the 6-1 thrashing of Melbourne Victory in the semi-final and three home Asian Champions League group stage matches.

After a slow start where they lost their opening two league matches at Jubilee, Sydney FC turned Kogarah into somewhat of a fortress as they won seven straight games at the venue.

It looms as being a busy time for Jubilee Stadium. As well as Sydney FC again calling the venue it's majority home, the Cronulla Sharks are planning to play the bulk of their 2020 and 2021 home NRL matches at Kogarah with the ground to also maintain hosting duties for its traditional tenants St George Illawarra.

A-League at Kogarah in 2019-20

Round 5 - Saturday, November16. Sydney FC vs Melbourne Victory 5.15pm

Round 9 - Saturday, December 7. Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar 7.30pm

Round 10 - Saturday, December 14. Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners 7.30pm

Round 12 - Sunday, December 29. Sydney FC vs Melbourne City 4pm

Round 13 - Saturday, January 4. Sydney FC vs Adelaide United 7.30pm

Round 17 - Friday, January 31. Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar 7.30pm

Round 18 - Saturday, February 8. Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers 5.15pm

Round 21 - Friday, February 28. Sydney FC vs Wellington Phoenix 7.30pm

Round 23 - Saturday, March 14. Sydney FC vs Perth Glory 5.15pm

Round 28 - Saturday, April 18. Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets 5.15pm

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