09 June 2016
Get your scissor-kicks and diving headers ready: football’s A-League is coming to New Plymouth for the first time!
The Wellington Phoenix will be at Yarrow Stadium on Waitangi weekend, Saturday 4 February 2017 for their match under lights against the Western Sydney Wanderers.
This will be the Phoenix’s first A-League game at the stadium although their second match overall, having taken on a New Zealand A team at Yarrow in 2015.
Mayor Andrew Judd says the A-League match is great news for local football fans.
“It does wonders for young footballers to see live the players they’ve followed for years on TV – it’s inspirational and this top-grade match will give the sport another boost in Taranaki,” he says.
“We intend for the Phoenix players and support staff to feel like they’re on home territory when they take on the Wanderers.”
Phoenix General Manager David Dome said the club was thrilled to be playing its first A-League match in New Plymouth.
“We played a pre-season match here against a New Zealand Football select side in August last year and everything about that match was excellent – the facilities, the hospitality and the organisation.
“The Club thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we were keen to replicate that for an A-League match which will be seen by 200 million people around the world.
“We hope the people of Taranaki get their tickets for what promises to be an exciting match against last season’s finalists Western Sydney Wanderers”
At A Glance
Wellington Phoenix v Western Sydney Wanderers, Hyundai A-League, at 7.35pm on Saturday 4 February. Tickets go on sale in September through Ticketek.co.nz and TSB Showplace, and will also be available at the venue on game day.