North Harbour Stadium to host the Nix

The Wellington Phoenix will play a Liberty A-League match in Auckland this season.

North Harbour Stadium has been confirmed as the venue for the Phoenix women’s round 15 match against Sydney FC on Sunday, February 26.

Tickets are on sale now for the family-friendly 3pm kick-off and start from just $15 for an adult and $5 for a child.

It will be the first of three A-League games in Auckland in three months, with the men to play matches at Eden Park in March and April.

The Phoenix have played four previous men’s matches at North Harbour Stadium and last held an A-League game at the venue at the end of the 2017/18 season.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – APRIL 14: The teams observe a moment of silence in memory of former Phoenix media manager Russell Gray prior to the round 27 A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne City FC at QBE Stadium on April 14, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

General manager David Dome has thanked James Parkinson at his team at Auckland Stadiums for stepping up to host the Nix.

“We always wanted to take one of the women’s matches to Auckland, with a number of our commercial partners based in the city,” Dome said.

“It’s great North Harbour Stadium have been able to make our dream a reality.

“The match will also feel like home for several of the players who were part of the Football Ferns Domestic Programme on the North Shore.”

Auckland Stadiums director James Parkinson says it’s great to be able to host an A-League game at North Harbour Stadium again.

“We are thrilled that the Wellington Phoenix are bringing the women’s team to Tāmaki Makaurau and to the Shore,” Parkinson said. “

“We look forward to our local footy fans coming out in force to get behind the Nix.”

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – APRIL 14: General view of QBE Stadium during the round 27 A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne City FC at QBE Stadium on April 14, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

The Phoenix women’s fixtures for their first season in Aotearoa have now been finalised.

They have already played four of their eight games in Wellington, with three of their remaining four matches in the capital to be double-headers with the Phoenix men.

Updated Wellington Phoenix women’s draw 2022-23 (home games in bold, kick-off times in NZT):

Sunday, November 20 vs Melbourne City at Sky Stadium – 3pm
Saturday, November 26 vs Western United at Sky Stadium – 3pm
Sunday, December 4 vs Melbourne Victory at Epping Stadium, Melbourne – 6pm
Saturday, December 10 vs Canberra United at McKellar Park, Canberra – 5pm
Saturday, December 17 vs Adelaide United at Sky Stadium – 5:40pm
Monday, January 2 vs Western Sydney Wanderers at Sky Stadium – 12:20pm
Saturday, January 7 vs Western United at City Vista Recreation Reserve , Melbourne – 5pm
Sunday, January 15 vs Perth Glory at Macedonia Park, Perth – 9pm
Sunday, January 22 vs Canberra United at Sky Stadium – 12:15pm
Saturday, January 28 vs Brisbane Roar at AJ Kelly Park, Brisbane – 5pm
Sunday, February 12 vs Western Sydney Wanderers at Wanderers Football Park, Sydney – 5pm
FIFA international break – February 13-22
Sunday, February 26 vs Sydney FC at North Harbour Stadium – 3pm
Saturday, March 4 vs Brisbane Roar at Sky Stadium – 5:40pm
Saturday, March 11 vs Sydney FC at Netstrata Jubilee, Sydney – 5pm
Saturday, March 18 vs Perth Glory at Sky Stadium – 5pm
Saturday, March 25 vs Newcastle Jets at No. 2 Sportsground, Newcastle – 5pm
Tuesday, March 28 vs Adelaide United  at ServiceFM Stadium, Adelaide – 9pm (rescheduled)
Saturday, April 1 vs Melbourne Victory at Sky Stadium – 12:15pm