Following the release of an updated draw by APL, The Wellington Phoenix can now confirm the full 2021/22 Isuzu Utes A-League season schedule for the Men’s team.
There are several changes to the previously announced Men’s draw for the Club’s first six matches in New South Wales (NSW), with confirmation of a further five matches to be played in Australia up to 23 January 2021 – including two designated home matches at WIN Stadium.
Following this, the Club is scheduled to return to New Zealand to play four consecutive home matches – part of its nine home matches overall on home soil – with an additional six away matches scheduled in Australia up until 29 April 2021.
Wellington Phoenix General Manager, David Dome says that it has been vital for the Club – and its Kiwi fanbase – to get some clarity now around what the upcoming season will look like in terms of matches played back in New Zealand.
“We’ve been working hard with APL to ensure that we have a fair schedule that works for the Club and its players – and that gives us a starting point for returning to our fans in New Zealand,” says Dome.
“The release of this draw means we can now start rolling out an exciting range of NZ membership packages next week, which is exciting for our fans who have been patiently waiting for this.”
The three changes to the previous Men’s schedule are:
- R1 Away match against Macarthur Bulls on Sun 21 Nov now starts at 6.15pm AEDT
- R2 match against Central Coast Mariners on Sat 27 Nov is now a home game at WIN Stadium, with an updated start time of 5.05pm AEDT
- R5 versus Sydney FC is now at the updated time of 6.45pm
- R6 versus Central Coast Mariners on Sat 27 Dec is now an away match in Gosford.
Men’s Draw – Full season schedule (all kick-off times AEDT unless stated otherwise):
- R1 Away vs. Macarthur Bulls @ Campbelltown Stadium, 6.15pm, Sun 21 Nov 2021
- R2 Home vs. Central Coast Mariners @ WIN Stadium, 5.05pm, Sat 27 2021
- R3 Home vs. Western Sydney Wanderers @ WIN Stadium, 7.45pm, Fri 3 Dec 2021
- R4 Away vs. Newcastle Jets @ McDonald Jones Stadium, 7.45pm, Fri 10 Dec 2021
- R5 Away vs. Sydney FC @ Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, 6.45pm, Sun 19 Dec 2021
- R6 Away vs. Central Coast Mariners @ Central Coast Stadium, 4.05pm, Mon 27 Dec 2021
- R7 Away vs. Adelaide United @ Coopers Stadium, 7.15pm, Sat 1 Jan 2022
- R8 Home vs. Brisbane Roar @ WIN Stadium, 5.25pm, Wed 5 Jan 2022
- R9 Home vs. Newcastle Jets @ WIN Stadium, 5.05pm, Sun 9 Jan 2022
- R10 Away vs. Perth Glory @ HBF Park, 7.05pm, Sat 15 Jan 2022
- R11 Away vs. Western United @ AAMI Park, date and time TBC
- R12 Home vs. Melbourne Victory @ (NZ venue TBC), time TBC, Sat 29 Jan 2022
- R13 Home vs. Macarthur Bulls @ (NZ venue TBC), time TBC, Sun 6 Feb 2022
- R14 Home vs. Adelaide United @ (NZ venue TBC), time TBC, Sat 12 Feb 2022
- R15 Home vs. Sydney FC @ (NZ venue TBC), time TBC, Sat 19 Feb 2022
- R16 Away vs. Western Sydney @ CommBank Stadium, 6.15pm, Sun 27 Feb 2022
- R17 Home vs. Melbourne City (NZ venue TBC), time TBC, Sun 6 Mar 2022
- R18 Away vs Brisbane Roar @ Moreton Daily Stadium, 5.05pm, Sat 12 Mar 2022
- R19 Away vs. Newcastle Jets @ McDonald Jones Stadium, 7.45pm, Sun 20 Mar 2022
- R20 Home vs. Perth Glory (NZ venue TBC), time TBC, Sat 26 Mar 2022
- R21 Away vs. Melbourne City @ AAMI Park, 7.45pm, Fri 1 April
- R22 Away vs. Brisbane Roar @ Moreton Daily Stadium, 7.45pm, Wed 6 Apr 2022
- R23 Home vs. Western United (NZ venue TBC), time TBC, Sat 9 Apr 2022
- R24 Home vs. Central Coast Mariners (NZ venue TBC), time TBC, Sat 16 Apr 2022
- R25 Home vs. Western Sydney (NZ venue TBC), time TBC, Sun 24 Apr 2022
- R26 Away vs. Melbourne Victory @ AAMI Park, 7.45pm, Fri 29 Apr 2022