Phoenix women to host six A-League games at Porirua’s Jerry Collins Stadium

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The Wellington Phoenix have a new second home — the club will host half a dozen women’s A-League matches at Jerry Collins Stadium in Porirua Park in the upcoming season.

The recently upgraded stadium, a training venue for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, will host six A-League matches from December through until the end of the season in late March.

The Phoenix will play at Porirua Park for the first time on Sunday December 10, when they will meet three-time champions Melbourne Victory.

They will host the Central Coast Mariners, who are returning to the league after a 13-year absence, and Canberra United in Porirua in January before Adelaide United visit in February.

Reigning A-League champions Sydney FC will play the Nix at Porirua Park on Sunday, March 17, before ending the home and away season against Western Sydney Wanderers in Porirua on Saturday, March 30.

Phoenix general manager David Dome has thanked Porirua City Council for stepping up to host the women this season.

“The council have been very accommodating,” Dome said. “We have asked a lot of them and nothing has been too difficult.

“We’ve been looking for a more intimate venue for the women to play this season and believe Porirua Park is the perfect fit.

“Our fans will be able to get closer to the action than ever before and we will be able to create a real carnival atmosphere alongside the football.

“We’re also looking at how we can help get our supporters to and from Porirua train station on match days.”

Porirua Mayor Anita Baker says it’s exciting for the city to have sport of this level based here.

“We welcome the Phoenix to Porirua Park and wish them all the best for the upcoming season,” Baker said.

“It is a wonderful venue that is looked after by our hard-working Parks & City Services team.

“It is a fantastic surface that was improved even more for the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup, and it’s great to be able to build on that momentum and offer more top-class football action.”

Tickets for all six of the Phoenix’s matches at Jerry Collins Stadium in Porirua Park will go on sale later this month, but women’s memberships are on sale now.

Updated fixture schedule

Wellington Phoenix 2023-24 women’s fixtures (home games in bold, all kick-off times in NZT & DH denotes double header):

Round 1 – Sunday, October 15 – Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City – Sky Stadium – 3pm
Round 2 – Saturday, October 21 – Wellington Phoenix @ Western Sydney Wanderers – 4pm
Round 3 – Saturday, November 4 – Wellington Phoenix vs Brisbane Roar – Sky Stadium – 2:45pm (DH)
Round 4 – Sunday, November 12 – Wellington Phoenix vs Western United – venue TBC – 4pm

Round 5 – Saturday, November 18 – Wellington Phoenix @ Central Coast Mariners – 8pm
Round 6 – Saturday, November 25 – Wellington Phoenix vs Perth Glory – venue TBC – 2:45pm (DH)
Round 7 – Sunday, December 10 – Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory – Jerry Collins Stadium, Porirua Park – 4pm
Round 8 – Saturday, December 16 – Wellington Phoenix @ Adelaide United – 7:30pm
Round 9 – Saturday, December 23 – Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets – Sky Stadium – 2:45pm (DH)
Round 10 – Friday, December 29 – Wellington Phoenix @ Sydney FC – 7pm
Round 11 – Sunday, January 7 – Wellington Phoenix @ Brisbane Roar – 8pm
Round 12 – Saturday, January 13 – Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners – Jerry Collins Stadium, Porirua Park – 5pm
Round 13 – Saturday, January 20 – Wellington Phoenix @ Melbourne City – 7pm
Round 14 – Sunday, January 28 – Wellington Phoenix vs Canberra United – Jerry Collins Stadium, Porirua Park – 5pm
Round 15 – Sunday, February 4 – Wellington Phoenix @ Newcastle Jets – 7pm
Round 16 – Sunday, February 11 – Wellington Phoenix vs Adelaide United – Jerry Collins Stadium, Porirua Park – 5pm
Round 17 – Sunday, February 18 – Wellington Phoenix @ Western United – 8pm
Round 18 – Sunday, March 3 – Wellington Phoenix @ Melbourne Victory – 4pm
Round 19 – Friday, March 8 – Wellington Phoenix @ Perth Glory – midnight (Saturday, March 9)
Round 20 – Sunday, March 17 – Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney FC – Jerry Collins Stadium, Porirua Park – 4pm
Round 21 – Sunday, March 24 – Wellington Phoenix @ Canberra United – 4pm
Round 22 – Saturday, March 30 – Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers – Jerry Collins Stadium, Porirua Park – 4pm


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