Sky Stadium likely to sell out but Phoenix won’t get a cent from ticket sales

posted in: A-League (Men), News

Wellington Phoenix general manager David Dome says filling Sky Stadium for Saturday’s A-League semi-final is not about the club making money.

“We get nothing from the tickets,” he told NewstalkZB host D’Arcy Waldegrave.

“We don’t get anything out of the concessions — that all goes to the stadium.”

Ticket revenue goes to the A Leagues, whereas if the Phoenix had hosted a sell-out crowd during the regular season, it would fund the club for a year, Dome said.

The semi-final second leg against Melbourne Victory is heading for a stadium sell-out, with more than 34,000 expected to set a new all-time attendance record for the Phoenix.

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

Dome says the reason the club is so keen to fill the stadium is to ensure the team gets the maximum advantage of vocal home support.

Listen to David Dome’s interview

The 11-minute interview can be heard in full here:

Buy your tickets here


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 >>>>

More football stories