HARRY Kewell could become the Border’s biggest fan.
The soccer super star will be used by Melbourne Heart to encourage supporters to travel to Albury in February for the A-League clash with Perth Glory at Lavington Oval.
It will be the first time an elite football code has competed for premiership points in the city.
“This is the city’s biggest ever sporting fixture,” Albury Council’s events team leader Ros Walls said.
“We’ve hosted trial games and practice matches but this is the real deal.
“It’s also a great opportunity to see Harry Kewell play in our own backyard.
“We’re expecting soccer fans from both sides of the border and right around the region to attend this match.
“There is also going to be a large contingent of Heart fans arriving from Melbourne.”
Walls said Heart was throwing its weight behind the project with ads on the big screen at AAMI Park expected to feature Kewell asking fans to travel to the Border for the Sunday afternoon match.
“This is a national fixture, televised live on Fox Sports,” she said.
“It is great for the game and as a showcase for Albury.”
Tickets are already on sale, with a crowd of more than 10,000 people expected.
Junior tickets for the February 9 game start at $6 while adults are $25 and are available from Albury Entertainment Centre box office.
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