Sold out! Phoenix set to play semi-final in front of all-time record crowd

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Sky Stadium is sold out for Saturday’s A-League semi-final showdown between the Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory.

Match organisers say all New Zealand tickets for the 34,500-capacity stadium have been sold, and only a small number remain for supporters travelling from Australia.

The match will almost certainly set a new attendance record for the Phoenix, whose biggest previous crowd was 33,000 set in 2010.

The Australian Professional Leagues (APL) have also confirmed Saturday’s other semi-final, between Central Coast Mariners and Sydney, will also pull a full-capacity crowd to the Mariners’ Industree Group Stadium in Gosford.

Crowd Goes Wild: ‘Get on the bandwagon, New Zealand’

Sky Sport’s Crowd Goes Wild show checked out the pre-match atmosphere in Wellington.

Here’s their story:

Key stadium information

If you’re going to Sky Stadium, here’s essential information from club and stadium:

  • Get there early.
  • Car parking at the stadium has sold out. If you’ve got car parking pre-booked, the car park opens at 12pm.
  • Gates will open two hours before kick-off (at 4.30pm).
  • Metlick have confirmed additional public transport services will be running. More information here >>>>
  • The Yellow Fever are meeting at The Old Bailey pub in Lampton Quay before the game. All fans are welcome.
  • After the Phoenix match, the Old Bailey will screen the second semi-final between Sydney and the Mariners, from 9.45pm.
  • The Phoenix have hinted there’ll be fantastic giveaways to enhance the fun, especially for those who get there early.

Plans for the grand final

If the Mariners win through against Sydney, they will host the 2024 Isuzu UTE A-League grand final at Gosford at 9.45pm (NZT) against either Wellington Phoenix or Melbourne Victory.

Should Wellington Phoenix win through to their first-ever grand final — and the Mariners lose – they will host the showpiece event at Sky Stadium, with an 8pm (NZT) start.

The third possible scenario for the grand final is Melbourne Victory hosting Sydney which would take place at AAMI Park, Melbourne with kick off of 9.45pm (NZT).

Tickets for the grand final will go on sale at 11am (NZT) on Monday May 20 for home and away club members, followed by the general public on sale at 1pm (NZT) on Tuesday May 21 via

Club home and away members will also have access to a 10% discount for a 24 hour window from when tickets first go on sale at 11am (NZT) on Monday May 20.

The grand final will be telecast in Australia live on Network 10 and streamed exclusively on 10 Play and Paramount+, while New Zealand viewers will be able to watch the match live on Sky Sport.


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

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