It's Over To You!

This season, for the first time, Melbourne Victory will deliver a supporter-owned pre-match entertainment experience.

This season, for the first time, Melbourne Victory will deliver a supporter-owned pre-match entertainment experience.

In the lead up to the 2012/13 campaign, Melbourne Victory has gone through a thorough process to identify key areas of the match day experience. A match day committee, involving members selected across different segments of the membership base, was formed and helped to build a program aimed at creating a more authentic pre-game atmosphere that members could take ownership of, as seen around the world.

As a result of this, the Club is excited to announce, that with the support of the FFA , the 15 minutes prior to kick-off will be owned by Melbourne Victory supporters.

During this period, there will be no advertisements, no standardised scripts and no ‘player walk-out- song. Instead, the club will play songs selected from a collection submitted by the members and voted on by our match day committee. The big screen vision will include footage from Melbourne Victory milestone events. Our ground announcer will also be on pitch to present the playing list and most importantly, when the players walk out, they will walk out to the sounds of Melbourne Victory supporters chanting.

From the 2012 Member-s Forum and 2011/12 Member-s Survey, it was clear that members wanted to improve the match day experience and there was a general consensus among members “wanting to generate their own atmosphere”.

Last season, substantial steps were made by way of the Supporter Charter, which enabled the North Terrace to return in full voice.

So, make sure you arrive at the stadium no later than 30 minutes prior to kick-off, assume your rightful place in the stands and take ownership of the pre-match experience. You can take part in welcoming our team onto the pitch and stand united with Melbourne Victory supporters to build a formidable atmosphere that will unsettle the opponent and give our players a home-ground advantage and extra ‘edge-.