The Wellington Phoenix will two games at Auckland’s Eden Park next March and April.
The Nix will host Sydney FC at Eden Park on Sunday March 12 before returning to Auckland five weeks later to play Brisbane Roar on Sunday April 16.
Both matches will kick off at the family-friendly time of 3pm, as is the case with all of the men’s home fixtures this season.
Dome: ‘We have great support in Auckland’
Phoenix general manager David Dome is delighted the club is able to return to Eden Park.
“We have great support in Auckland and it’s fantastic we are able to reward our fans up north by bringing the men back to Eden Park for two matches this season.
“A number of our commercial partners, including Spark and OPPO, are Auckland-based as well so it’s important for the club to play matches in the 09 when we can.
“Stadium availability is at a premium this summer so it’s awesome Nick Sautner and his Eden Park team have been able to accommodate us.”
Club plans men’s and women’s A-League double-headers
The April 16 fixture against Brisbane was originally scheduled to be played at Sky Stadium, which will now host a couple of previously ‘to be confirmed’ matches.
The men’s round 13 match against Central Coast Mariners on Sunday, January 22 and the round 18 fixture against Newcastle Jets on Saturday, March 4 will both be played in the capital. They will be double-headers with the Phoenix women, who will play Canberra United and Brisbane Roar respectively in Liberty A-League matches.
The club are still yet to find a venue for the men’s round 14 match against Perth Glory on Sunday, January 28, with a number of the country’s stadiums unavailable.
There also remains one ‘to be confirmed’ venue in the women’s home season on Saturday, February 25. The club is close to confirming the round 15 match against Sydney FC will be played in Auckland that weekend.
The Phoenix women’s kick-off times for their double-headers with the men have also been adjusted slightly.
Updated Men’s Phoenix fixtures
(home games in bold, kick-off times in NZT):
Sunday, October 9 vs Adelaide United at Sky Stadium – 3pm
Sunday, October 16 vs Central Coast Mariners at Sky Stadium – 3pm
Saturday, October 22 vs Newcastle Jets at McDonald Jones Stadium – 7pm
Sunday, October 30 vs Melbourne City at AAMI Park – 7pm
Sunday, November 6 vs Macarthur FC at Sky Stadium – 3pm
Sunday, November 13 vs Western United at Sky Stadium – 3pm
FIFA World Cup break – November 18 – December 8
Saturday, December 10 vs Western Sydney Wanderers at WIN Stadium – 7pm
Saturday, December 17 vs Adelaide United at Sky Stadium – 3pm
Friday, December 23 vs Perth Glory at HBF Arena – 9:45pm
Monday, January 2 vs Melbourne City at Sky Stadium – 3pm
Saturday, January 7 vs Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium – 7pm
Saturday, January 14 vs Brisbane Roar at Moreton Daily Stadium – 7pm
Sunday, January 22 vs Central Coast Mariners at Sky Stadium – 3pm
Saturday, January 28 vs Perth Glory at TBC venue – 3pm
Friday, February 3 vs Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park – 9:45pm
Sunday, February 12 vs Macarthur FC at Campbelltown Stadium – 7pm
Friday, February 17 vs Western United at AAMI Park – 9:45pm
Friday, February 24 vs Central Coast Mariners at Central Coast Stadium – 9:45pm
Saturday, March 4 vs Newcastle Jets at Sky Stadium – 3pm
Sunday, March 12 vs Sydney FC at Eden Park – 3pm
Friday, March 17 vs Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium – 9:45pm
FIFA international break – March 20-28
Saturday, April 1 vs Melbourne Victory at Sky Stadium – 3pm
Monday, April 10 vs Melbourne City at AAMI Park – 6pm
Sunday, April 16 vs Brisbane Roar at Eden Park – 3pm
Friday, April 21 vs Western Sydney Wanderers at CommBank Stadium – 9:45pm
Sunday, April 30 vs Macarthur FC at Campbelltown Stadium – 7pm
Updated Women’s Phoenix fixtures
(home games in bold, kick-off times in NZT):
Sunday, November 20 vs Melbourne City at Sky Stadium – 3pm
Saturday, November 26 vs Western United at Sky Stadium – 3pm
Sunday, December 4 vs Melbourne Victory at TBC venue, Melbourne – 6pm
Saturday, December 10 vs Canberra United at McKellar Park, Canberra – 5pm
Saturday, December 17 vs Adelaide United at Sky Stadium – 5:40pm
Tuesday, December 27 vs Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium – 7:10pm
Monday, January 2 vs Western Sydney Wanderers at Sky Stadium – 12:20pm
Saturday, January 7 vs Western United at City Vista Recreation Reserve , Melbourne – 5pm
Sunday, January 15 vs Perth Glory at Macedonia Park, Perth – 9pm
Sunday, January 22 vs Canberra United at Sky Stadium – 12:20pm
Saturday, January 28 vs Brisbane Roar at AJ Kelly Park, Brisbane – 5pm
Sunday, February 12 vs Western Sydney Wanderers at Wanderers Football Park, Sydney – 5pm
FIFA international break – February 13-22
Saturday, February 25 vs Sydney FC at TBC venue – 5pm
Saturday, March 4 vs Brisbane Roar at Sky Stadium – 5:40pm
Saturday, March 11 vs Sydney FC at Netstrata Jubilee, Sydney – 5pm
Saturday, March 18 vs Perth Glory at Sky Stadium – 5pm
Saturday, March 25 vs Newcastle Jets at No. 2 Sportsground, Newcastle – 5pm
Saturday, April 1 vs Melbourne Victory at Sky Stadium – 12:20pm