IN a major coup for the Perth Soccer Club, Dorrien Gardens will host the quarterfinal Football Federation Australia Cup clash next Tuesday.
The venue was chosen to host the match after Perth Oval was ruled out due to resurfacing works.
Glory head coach Kenny Lowe said he was thrilled Perth fans and members would be able to support the team on home soil.
“There’s no doubt the home crowd will play a big role and we’ll be thriving in what I’m sure will be a packed stadium and an electric atmosphere,” Mr Lowe said.
Club president Gary Marocchi said the game between Perth Glory and Western Sydney Wanderers would draw crowds not seen there since the 1970s.
“It’s certainly a big occasion,” Mr Marocchi said.
“I’m sure other state league clubs are envious of us. Having those kinds of crowds really add to the revenue of the club.”
Mr Marocchi said the club would have management plans in place.
“There is room for about 250 cars on the ground and we’ll be urging people not to park on verges or driveways,” he said.
“It’s not going to be an occurrence every week.
“The nerves will be a bit stretched closer to game day.”