Welcome to Australian football's theatre of dreams.
On the 22nd of December, Newcastle plays host to one of the most highly anticipated clashes of the 2012-13 Hyundai A-League season.
For 90 exhilarating minutes, take your place in the terraces shoulder-to-shoulder with 33,000 parochial Novocastrians.
Treat yourself to a vantage point in either of the two world class grandstands and absorb the atmosphere created by the fanatical supporter group 'The Squadron' as the echoes of their resounding war cries reverberate around the newly-renovated and rejuvenated Hunter Stadium.
This encounter against our fierce NSW rivals heralds a new era in Australia's domestic football scene for former Liverpool and England front man Emile Heskey makes his home debut against Italian World Cup winner and former Juventus talisman Alessandro Del Piero.
A capacity crowd emblazoned in red in blue is expected for this battle of Australian football giants, not least of all after the two sides' last match in October which saw the Jets emerge victorious 3-2 in an enthralling encounter at Allianz Stadium.
Despite its standing as a medium sized city, the Newcastle community supports their sporting franchises like no other. The fact that the Newcastle Jets boast the second largest membership base in the A-League at a tick over 11,200 is a testament to this community attachment. Upon close inspection of ticket prices, the reason for this figure is no mystery.
The Newcastle Jets proudly offer some of the cheapest tickets in the nation and reserved seating tickets start as low as $22 for adults, $16 for concession card holders, $8 for children under 15 and just $50 for a family of four.
Whether you're after a fun family outing in daylight hours or something to watch with a cold beer in hand, Hunter Stadium is the place to be on the 22nd of December as local heroes the Newcastle Jets go head-to-head with traditional rivals Sydney FC, a sporting contest sure to entertain anybody and everybody.
Transport- The bus lines 231 and 111 will take you to the main entrance point of the ground while the 363, 230, 222 and 317 all stop on nearby Lambton Road. Additionally, the Broadmeadow train station is but a 15 minute walk from Hunter Stadium.