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Wellington Phoenix to play home game at Eden Park

The Wellington Phoenix are taking their game north for one round next year.

The Kiwi A-League club will host the Melbourne Victory at Auckland's home of rugby, Eden Park, on February 15 next year.

"As a club, we are thrilled we can return to New Zealand’s most iconic sporting stadium," general manager David Dome said.

"This Wellington team does not fear any team - we’ve already beaten a full strength Victory in the pre-season and with a big Auckland crowd behind us, we know we can do it again."

With the Blues and Crusaders squaring off in a Super Rugby clash the following night, Eden Park CEO Nick Sautner said he was excited to host the Phoenix as part of a big weekend of action.

"We're pleased to have secured an opportunity to offer Aucklanders a jam-packed weekend of sport at our iconic Auckland stadium," Sautner said.

"The introduction of premier football in next year's event calendar is a testament to our desire to modernise and attract visitors from all across the city."

The Phoenix are currently unbeaten at the venue, having played there five times previously.

They'll hope to keep that streak alive considering they sit ninth in the A-League standings with just one win from six matches.

Phoenix's David Williams celebrates a goal with team mates during their match against the Jets in Wellington.
Phoenix's David Williams celebrates a goal with team mates during their match against the Jets in Wellington. Source: Photosport


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