Football Federation Australia today announced that the home club Active Support Areas for all A-League clubs will be members only.
At the Phoenix, this is the Yellow Fever supporter bay.
However, the FFA have agreed that they will work on a case by case basis with each Club to implement this change
Wellington Phoenix General Manager David Dome said he was confident the new measures would have no adverse effect on the popular Yellow Fever zone.
“As a Club with an excellent safety and security record and the lowest number of anti-social incidents in the A-League, we are working with the FFA to find how this will be introduced for the Phoenix,” Dome said.
“We expect to make it as easy as possible for fans to buy into the Yellow Fever Zone while still meeting A-League wide requirements.”
The Head of Hyundai A-League, Damien de Bohun, said the new protocols would set league-wide standards and were part of a long-term strategy designed to grow membership and deepen fan engagement.
“The atmosphere at Hyundai A-League matches is unique in Australian sport,” said de Bohun.
“You don-t have to go to Europe or South America to experience football passion and see how real supporters get behind their team. It-s on show every week in the A-League.”
The key component of the new measures is a ‘membership only area- for all “Home Club Active Supporter Areas” for the upcoming Hyundai A-League 2014/15 Season, although how this will be introduced at each Club will be on a case-by-case basis.