Allianz Stadium again tops the pitch ratings; the atmosphere created by fans in the Adelaide United versus Melbourne Victory match acknowledged as the weekend’s best by the players as the surface at Pirtek Stadium continues to cause concern.


Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory

Venue: Coopers Stadium

Overall Pitch Rating: 2.5

Pace: 3

Hardness: 2.5

Smoothness: 2.5

Atmosphere: 2.5


Brisbane Roar v Wellington Phoenix

Venue: Suncorp Stadium

Overall Pitch Rating: 3 (prior to downpour).

Pace: 3 (prior to downpour).

Hardness: 3 (prior to downpour).

Smoothness: 2.5 (prior to downpour).

Atmosphere: 3 (prior to downpour).


Central Coast Mariners v Perth Glory

Venue: Central Coast Stadium

Overall Pitch Rating: 3.5

Pace: 3

Hardness: 4

Smoothness: 3

Atmosphere: 2


Sydney FC v Melbourne City

 Venue: Allianz Stadium

Overall Pitch Rating: 4

Pace: 4

Hardness: 4

Smoothness: 3

Atmosphere: 4


Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets

Venue: Pirtek Stadium

Overall Pitch Rating: 2.5

Pace: 2

Hardness: 3

Smoothness: 2

Atmosphere: 4


Round 22 Averages

Overall Pitch Rating: 3.1

Atmosphere: 3.5


2014/15 A-League Averages

Overall Pitch Rating: 3.72

Atmosphere: 3.37


The PFA Stadium Ratings are voted on by the visiting captain or PFA Delegate at the end of each match, who rate each criteria out of five, with five being the highest. The aim of the ratings is to increase the awareness of safety and the importance of first-class surfaces. Additionally they also recognise the fans as a key pillar for the growth of the A-League.