Sydney FC still have the option of taking over rivals Western Sydney Wanderers' new home ground Bankwest Stadium for a potentially season-deciding derby.
Sydney face their intracity foes for the second time this season on February 8 in the round 18 clash, currently pencilled in for Netstrata Stadium in Kogarah.
But the fixture has an asterisk next to it – and Sydney FC CEO Danny Townsend admitted the club could yet move the clash into the heart of enemy territory and play it at Bankwest Stadium instead.
"If both teams are flying high and the competition and the demand is there, the last thing we want to do is turn people away from a game," Townsend told FTBL at Sydney FC's members day launch at Luna Park.
"If we think there's going to be an opportunity to play that game in front of a much bigger audience then we'd look at other stadiums that allow us to do that."
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Townsend said the club would "absolutely" look at a cheeky move to switch the fixture to Bankwest and take over their rivals' newly reclaimed home.
"We talked to the Wanderers about that, and we respect that's their home ground," he said. "At the end of the day we're not going to do anything to upset that relationship.
"Obviously we're fierce competitors on the field, but we're working together to grow the game off the field. We respect their desire to keep that sacrosanct for them. There are other options."
But he added: "I'd never rule anything out. You never know, they may change their mind..."
Sydney go into their second season on the road after losing their home at Sydney Football Stadium while it is rebuilt.
Work has stopped on the development as the state government tries to find a new developer to take on the project under their budget.
The site is currently lying abandoned since Lendlease walked off the job after demolition work at the site was completed and they refused to take on the $729m rebuild as planned.