Semi-Final Match-Day Guide: NSW Pride vs HC Melbourne

With our NSW Pride Men finishing top of table after the regular season, they booked their spot in the semi-finals against the fourth-placed HC Melbourne this weekend. In the biggest and most important game of the year so far, our boys will battle it out for a spot in the inaugural Sultana Bran Hockey One Grand Final!

Here is everything you need to know about our all important semi-final clash…


Saturday 9th November 2019
Match Begins: 1:00pm
Box Office Opens: 11:45am
Gates open: 12:00pm

Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre


Need tickets? Secure your seat for this historic match-day HERE

Alternatively, you can purchase tickets by calling 132 849 or visiting your nearest Ticketek Agency Outlet.

Tickets will also be available at the ground. These can be purchased at the box office. Be aware, tickets will be more expensive at the gate, so we encourage everyone to buy before getting to the ground.


The closet station to the Hockey Stadium is Olympic Park station which is approximately a 15min walk via Olympic Bvld and Sarah Durack Ave.

Olympic Park station is on the T7 line – Olympic Park. Change at Lidcombe station for services leaving every 10 minutes.

Travel times (approx):

  • Central – 30 minutes
  • Parramatta – 18 minutes

There is planned track-work on the T1 Western Line between Emu Plains and Blacktown on Saturday so plan accordingly and allow extra travel time. Replacement buses will be in use.


Several bus routes service Sydney Olympic Park from major hubs around the area.

  • 401  from Lidcombe
  • 450  from Hurstville
  • 525  from Parramatta
  • 525/526 from Burwood
  • 526  from Sydney Olympic park Wharf


The closet paid parking is the P4 carpark right outside the Hockey Stadium. Event day rates apply – $5 per hour, $25 daily maximum. No validation will be available.

There is limited free street parking approximately 10 minutes from the Stadium on Carter Street and adjoining side streets.


Pick up some NSW Pride merchandise at the Just Hockey store on the Western Grandstand concourse.

NSW replica and training gear will be available for purchase at this game along with other supporter gear starting from $10.


Head over to the NSW Pride fan-zone and check out the following:

  • Inflatable Target Challenge
  • Face-painters
  • Roary the Lion Mascot


We will be giving away free NSW Pride seat cushions to the first 500 people through the gate on Saturday, so make sure to arrive early and snag yourself a freebie! We will also have free team posters available which can be used for autographs. Our players will be around the stadium throughout the day, so bring a pen or texta.


There will be a number of food and beverage options on the day. In addition to the Stadium canteen, there will be a BBQ, food trucks and additional bars.


An up-to-date weather forecast can be found here.

Partly cloudy with a max temperature of 23c. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening.