Western United relocate A-League fixture

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Western United have scrapped plans to host all home games at regional venues in their debut A-League season.

The competition's newest club have shifted their match against Adelaide United on January 26 to Footscray's Whitten Oval, away from Geelong's GMHBA Stadium.

Western United have been playing games in Geelong and Ballarat while they await a permanent home at Tarneit to be built.

The club has struggled with crowds at GMHBA Stadium, as a combined total of 23,406 turned out for its first four home games in Geelong.

United's Victorian derby against Melbourne Victory produced their biggest home crowd in Geelong with 10,128.

Their round-16 game on Australia Day will take place at the training base of the Western Bulldogs while the AFL club is in Queensland on a pre-season camp.

"Western United is a club that brings top-class football to the whole community of the greater west, which is why the green and black are playing in Geelong and Ballarat this season," chief executive Chris Pehlivanis said.

"We will continue to be a club for all who call the west home as we take this journey together.

Bulldogs chief executive Ameet Bains said the club was excited to showcase the Whitten Oval to a new fanbase.

"We were pleased to work with Western United to make this game happen on Australia Day, and we look forward to helping them to ensure the event is a success," Bains said.

United have a bye this weekend before hosting Central Coast in Geelong on January 19.

Source AAP