Perth Glory has been gifted a friendly finish to its 2014-15 A-League campaign.
The recently released schedule includes the Glory playing three of its final four games at nib Stadium, starting with its March 28 clash against the Western Sydney Wanderers.
After traveling to Hunter Stadium to tackle the Newcastle Jets on April 6, the Glory then finishes with consecutive home clashes, against Sydney FC (April 10) and Melbourne City (April 19).
The Glory will play three of the semi-finalists from last season in the opening six rounds, but need only travel for one of those games.
It will meet losing semi-finalist Central Coast Mariners at Central Coast Stadium in round five.
The Glory is host to champion Brisbane Roar in round two and runner-up Western Sydney in round six.
Perth does have to travel for its season opener though, all the way to Westpac Stadium, to play the Wellington Phoenix.
Of 14 home games, Perth will play two Friday games, eight Saturday games, three Sunday games and one Monday game, on January 5.
Perth Glory CEO, Jason Brewer said the club was extremely pleased with the fixtures.
“It’s certainly good to see so many of our home games being played on Saturday nights and at times that best suit our fans both young and old,” he said.
“We also work hard to ensure that we would not be playing our big summer games during the middle of the day in the West Australian heat. That was unacceptable last year for both our players and fans.
“I am truly excited by the draw and I’m sure our members and fans will be too. To play our first home game against reigning champions, Brisbane, with our many new signings making their home debuts, will really create an incredible and hopefully intimidating atmosphere.
“But to be honest the game I’m most looking forward to will be the Sunday night clash against Melbourne Victory over the Australia Day weekend, where our fans will get the chance to see Berisha in a Victory shirt, definite fireworks.
"We have some tough matches and travels this season, two games in Sydney over 5 days and the Christmas and New Year games in Melbourne, however we have good run-in to the end of the season, when I’m sure we will be competing for a finals position.”
Key matches of the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 Season:
- Perth Glory travel to New Zealand to play Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium in Round 1
- Perth Glory play their first home match against reigning Hyundai A-League champions Brisbane Roar in Round 2
- Perth Glory travel to Sydney to play Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers in Round 10 and 11 for matches on 4 December and 9 December with Thursday and Tuesday Night Football matches
- The Hyundai A-League’s “Summer of Football” starts and sees 21 matches played over 22 days (from 19 December to 8 January) with Perth Glory play its ‘Christmas Game’ at home in Round 12 against Central Coast Mariners
- Perth Glory travel to Melbourne for Christmas and New Year taking on Melbourne City on Boxing Day at AAMI Park and Melbourne Victory on 2 January in Geelong for Rounds 13 and 14
- The Hyundai A-League will break for the AFC Asian Cup 2015 for up to 3 weeks from 9 January
- Perth Glory host the “Australia Day Weekend” match against Melbourne Victory in Round 16 on 25 January
- Perth Glory finish the 2014/15 Hyundai A-League Season with home matches against Sydney FC and Melbourne City on 10 April and 19 April in Rounds 26 and 27
- The Hyundai A-League 2015 Finals Series will be begin on the weekend of 24-26 April 2015
- The Hyundai A-League 2015 Grand Final will be played on Sunday 10 May 2015
2014-15 Perth Glory schedule
ROUND 1, Sunday, October 12, 2014, Wellington Phoenix V Perth Glory, Westpac Stadium
ROUND 2, Sunday, October 19, 2014. Perth Glory V Brisbane Roar, nib Stadium, Perth
ROUND 3, Sunday, October 26, 2014, Adelaide United V Perth Glory, Coopers Stadium
ROUND 4, Saturday, November 1, 2014, Perth Glory V Newcastle Jets, nib Stadium, Perth
ROUND 5, Sunday, November 9, 2014, Central Coast Mariners V Perth Glory, Central Coast Stadium
ROUND 6, Saturday, November 15, 2014, Perth Glory V Western Sydney Wanderers, nib Stadium, Perth
ROUND 7, Saturday, November 22, 2014, Perth Glory V Wellington Phoenix, nib Stadium, Perth
ROUND 8, Saturday, November 29, 2014, Brisbane Roar V Perth Glory, Suncorp Stadium
ROUND 10, Thursday, December 4, 2014, Sydney FC V Perth Glory, Allianz Stadium, Moore Park
ROUND 9, Tuesday, December 9, 2014, Western Sydney Wanderers V Perth Glory, TBA
ROUND 11, Friday, December 12, 2014, Perth Glory V Newcastle Jets, nib Stadium, Perth
ROUND 12, Saturday, December 20, 2014, Perth Glory V Central Coast Mariners, nib Stadium, Perth
ROUND 13, Friday, December 26, 2014, Melbourne City V Perth Glory, AAMI Park
ROUND 14, Friday, January 2, 2015, Melbourne Victory V Perth Glory, Simonds Stadium
ROUND 15, Monday, January 5, 2015, Perth Glory V Adelaide United, nib Stadium, Perth
ROUND 16, Sunday, January 25, 2015, Perth Glory V Melbourne Victory, nib Stadium, Perth
ROUND 17, Saturday, February 7, 2015, Perth Glory V Sydney FC, nib Stadium, Perth
ROUND 18, Sunday, February 15, 2015, Adelaide United V Perth Glory, Coopers Stadium
ROUND 19, Sunday, February 22, 2015, Melbourne City V Perth Glory, AAMI Park
ROUND 20, Saturday, February 28, 2015, Perth Glory V Brisbane Roar, nib Stadium, Perth
ROUND 21, Saturday, March 7, 2015, Melbourne Victory V Perth Glory, AAMI Park
ROUND 22, Saturday, March 14, 2015, Perth Glory V Wellington Phoenix, nib Stadium, Perth
ROUND 23, Sunday, March 22, 2015, Central Coast Mariners V Perth Glory, Central Coast Stadium
ROUND 24, Saturday, March 28, 2015, Perth Glory V Western Sydney Wanderers, nib Stadium, Perth
ROUND 25, Monday, April 6, 2015, Newcastle Jets V Perth Glory, Hunter Stadium
ROUND 26, Friday, April 10, 2015, Perth Glory V Sydney FC, nib Stadium, Perth
ROUND 27, Sunday, April 19, 2015, Perth Glory V Melbourne City, nib Stadium