A-League semi-final looks set to draw sell-out crowd of more than 34,000

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The Wellington Phoenix are urging fans to buy their tickets now to ensure they don’t miss out on the biggest game in the club’s history.

Sky Stadium is on track to sell out for the second leg of the Isuzu UTE A-League semi-final against Melbourne Victory on Saturday night, with fewer than seven thousand tickets remaining.

More than two and a half thousand were sold on Monday, and 500 more tickets were snapped up on Tuesday morning.

“It’s looking increasingly likely we will have to put the full house sign up at Sky Stadium for the first time in our history,” Phoenix general manager David Dome said.

“Ticket sales were progressing steadily for the first 10 days and have exploded since the first leg in Melbourne.

“Our message to fans is get your tickets now because you don’t want to miss out on what promises to be a truly unforgettable night.”

Head coach Giancarlo Italiano believes “the crowd is going to be the decisive factor”.

“I want everyone to come out to the game, even if you have a faint interest,” Italiano said.

“I’d love to have 34,000 to the game, that’d be unbelievable. Anything above 25,000 is going to give us an advantage, especially when those moments get tough.

“I’d love for our fans to come, sing for the whole 90 and just get us over the line.”

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How to get there, and get in

Metlink has boosted train capacity, added extra services, and is running larger buses to help get fans to and from the semi-final.

Sky Stadium will open two hours before kick off to help fans get to their seats in time.

Car park opens 12pm. Gates open 4.30pm. Game kicks off 6.30pm.

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Games to be played on Saturday May 18, 2024

Semi-final 1, second leg

Central Coast Mariners v Sydney
Industree Group Stadium, Gosford, 9.45pm (NZT)

Semi-final 2, second leg

Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory
Sky Stadium, Wellington, 6.30pm (NZT)

Grand final

Game to be played on Saturday May 25, 2024

Winner semi-final 1 v winner semi-final 2
Highest-ranked semi-final winner to host game

READ MORE: Potential venues locked in for men’s A-League grand final >>>>

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