The new Western Sydney Stadium will get its first taste of round ball action on July 20 next year with Leeds United to face Western Sydney Wanderers in a pre-season friendly.
Leeds will also take on Manchester United in Perth during their visit to Australia and will become the Wanderers’ first ever opponents at their new home.
The red and black have been homeless for the past three seasons as Western Sydney Stadium is built and they’ll announce their arrival back at the stadium some fashion against a club set to celebrate their centenary next year.
Leeds are currently vying for promotion to the Premier League this season and are led by iconic manager Marcelo Bielsa.
United CEO Angus Kinnear is backing a large number of Leeds fans to make the trip Down Under.
“We are delighted to confirm that our club will travel to Sydney and play the Western Sydney Wanderers as part of our Australian pre-season tour in July 2019,” Kinnear said.
“This match will be a fantastic part of our centenary season and we expect between 4000 to 5000 of our passionate supporters from all over the world to travel to Sydney and we look forward to seeing them all there.”
Tickets for the clash are expected to go on sale next month.
The Wanderers have had a difficult start to their current A-League season and are eighth with one win from five games.
Leeds meanwhile sit third in the Championship having won nine of their 18 games this campaign.