Melbourne Victory v North Queensland Fury - Preview

Buckle up for a thriller in front of another huge crowd at AAMI Park, as the Victory chase their first win of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season against in-form Fury. Make some noise!…

Melbourne Victory v North Queensland Fury Sunday 22nd August 3:00pm AAMI Park

Buckle up for a thriller in front of another huge crowd at AAMI Park, as the Victory chase their first win of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season against in-form Fury. Make some noise!…

…While every team in the Hyundai A-League can correctly claim to have fantastic support, the sheer volume of people that Melbourne Victory attract through the turnstiles is simply awesome. Playing their second match at their third different home venue in the Hyundai A-League, Victory-s aggregate attendance will surpass the 1.5 million mark this weekend. A great achievement!

Following last weekend-s debut AAMI Park home crowd of 20,358 - their 62nd home match in the Hyundai A-League - Melbourne Victory-s aggregate crowd stands at 1,497,044, which breaks down to an impressive average of just over 24,000 per match (including finals).

Of course, it-s not just the size of the crowds that count, but how much atmosphere they generate, and Victory will need their legions of supporters to be more vocal than ever on Sunday as they look to pick up their first win of the season. Victory will hope that Carlos Hernandez will be fit to start after he was given the all-clear from any serious damage after limping off in the defeat to Perth.

Fury though, will fancy being the third visiting side in three weeks to walk away from AAMI Park with a win. Fresh from their epic victory over champions, Sydney FC, last weekend, they go into the tussle with last season-s beaten Grand Finalists having hit five goals in two games.

With former Sydney FC striker Chris Payne in fine form and with Chris Grossman scoring crucial goals in both matches so far this season, they-ll rate their chances against a Victory side who have conceded five in their opening pair of matches. With Fury certain to ask questions of Melbourne-s back-line, the massive crowd at AAMI Park might just have to be Victory-s twelfth man if they are to pick up three very valuable points. Wear your colours with pride and sing your side to victory!

Tickets available here.

PARKING INFORMATION The following Carparks will be open for Public Parking on Sunday 22 August subject to availability.

Melbourne Park - all carparks open from 6am, $15. Undercover Carpark - Entrance B, Batmasn Avenue. Northern Carpark - Entrance A, Batman Avenue or Entrance D, Olympic Blvd.

Yarra Park (MCG) - Gate 3 ONLYWellington Parade (opposite Hilton Hotel) from 1pm, $8

Additional parking is also available around the Botanical Gardens - Boathouse Drive, Alexandra Avenue and Anderson St are all walking distance from AAMI Park.

MOPT advise all patrons attending the event parking is extremely limited and the use of Public Transport is recommended.

Full squad information and match details will be available at www.a-league.com.au on Thursday.