The Wellington Phoenix are pleased to announce two updates to the Wellington Phoenix’s home schedule for season 2013/14.
The Wellington Phoenix are pleased to announce two updates to the Wellington Phoenix-s home schedule for season 2013/14.
The Round 17 match against Adelaide United on Saturday February 1 at 7.30pm will be played at Eden Park, Auckland.
The Round 25 match against Adelaide United originally scheduled for Sunday March 30 at 7pm at Westpac Stadium has been rescheduled for Saturday March 29 at 5.30pm at the same venue.
Wellington Phoenix General Manager says the Club is pleased to be able to announce these two updates.
“We are thrilled to be able to return to Eden Park in February 2014” Dome said.
“Eden Park is New Zealand-s premier sports stadium. The fans and the players enjoy going there and there-s something special about the venue, and we-ve yet to lose there”
“We-re keen to see the Auckland public support us again as they have in the past when we-ve had over 20,000 turn up to see the Phoenix play in New Zealand-s largest city”.
Dome said that the Phoenix has been working closely with Football Federation Australia and Fox Sports to try and get more Saturday games in the schedule after the initial draw was announced and the move of the Round 25 game to Saturday is very satisfying.
“We-re really pleased that we were able to respond to fans- feedback and get one more Saturday game added to our schedule, and at an earlier kick off time as well.”
“The A-League draw is incredibly complex and the shift required Perth Glory having to move a date and time as well, so we-re pleased that the FFA and Fox has worked with the Club to get this over the line.”
The Phoenix-s season kicks off against Brisbane Roar on Sunday October 13 at Westpac Stadium.
At a glance
*The Round 17 match against Adelaide United on February 1 will be played at Eden Park, Auckland.
* The Round 25 match against Adelaide United original scheduled for Sunday March 30 at 7pm has been rescheduled for Saturday March 29 at 5.30pm.
* Of the 13 home games, 6 are now Saturdays, 7 are Sundays
* Of the Sunday games, 3 fall within holiday windows.