- Kids Go Free*
- Large Walk-up Crowd Anticipated
- Fans encouraged to purchase early to avoid queues and save money
- Jeremy Brockie’s Final Game
- Phoenix’s 100th Home Game
With 3 wins over the holiday period and sitting in a record high third place half way through the A-League season, the Wellington Phoenix have issued a call for fans to buy their tickets early to their Round 14 match against Brisbane Roar at 5pm on Sunday afternoon.
The forecast is for another fine and warm Wellington summer afternoon, and with the Phoenix flying high with a record eight wins this season, another large walk-up crowd is expected.
With this Sunday afternoon’s match also being the Club’s annual Kids Go Free* game it could mean another good crowd for the Club as the Phoenix take on the seventh placed Brisbane Roar.
Wellington Phoenix General Manager David Dome said that the Phoenix were extremely encouraged by how crowd sizes have been growing throughout the season.
“Our crowds have been tracking up all season – our last game was our biggest crowd in Wellington so far this season in traditionally a slow time in Wellington.
“We were thrilled to see a great crowd turn up and be part of yet another Phoenix win.”
While the Club was pleased with the good turnout, there was concern that fans’ match day experience was being impacted by last minute, at-the-gate ticket purchases which meant they potentially missed the start of the game because of queues.
“We probably had over 1,000 people buying at the gates on the day which is great but this inevitably means longer queueing times. In addition ticket prices at the gates are higher than if fans pre-purchase” Dome said.
“While this is good for our bank account, if it means people are struggling to get in before kick-off then this is not a good experience for them and we don’t want their day at the football blighted by missing any of the action.
“With kids go free this weekend as well, this potentially could only make the queues longer.”
Westpac Stadium Chief Executive Shane Harmon said that holiday weekends in Wellington traditionally saw large walk-up crowds.
“While all ticket windows will be open on Sunday, we strongly recommend pre-purchasing, to ensure fans are in their seats at the start of the game” said Harmon.
“Tickets can be purchased at ticketek.co.nz and printed at home right up to kick-off. Alternatively, fans can purchase via their mobile phone and have their tickets delivered instantly to their device”.
Tickets can also be purchased at a Ticketek outlet such as St James Theatre and Railway Metro New World (in Wellington Railway Station).
*KIDS GO FREE – All children require a ticket. Up to four free kids tickets can be purchased with an accompanying adult.
At A Glance
Wellington Phoenix (3rd) v Brisbane Roar (7th)
Sunday 4 January, Westpac Stadium
Kick off 5pm, gates open 4pm.
‘Kids Go Free’ – up to four kids go free per paying adult. Tickets are still required and can be purchased from www.ticketek.co.nz/phoenix