The draw for the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season has been announced with Wellington Phoenix facing off against newly-formed rival Western United on the opening day of the season.
The highly-anticipated opening fixture of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 campaign will take place at Westpac Stadium, the home of Wellington Phoenix, on Sunday 13 October 2019 at the new family-friendly time of 6:00pm (NZT).
Wellington Phoenix General Manager, David Dome, is excited by the draw and believes the fans are in for an outstanding season.
"For a number of reasons the Hyundai A-League draw is extremely complicated and there were a huge number of iterations to get to the final product.
"We’ve worked hard to get game days and times which suit our family fan base and we’re pleased that a new 6pm Sunday time slot was approved, and that Saturday night games will kick off at 7:15pm.
"Fans asked to open the season at home to the new franchise and we’ve got it, it will no doubt be a fiery encounter and we’re looking forward to our biggest opening day home crowd ever," David Dome commented.
Said Westpac Stadium CEO Shane Harmon "One of my favourite days of the year is the Phoenix’s first home game. And Round 1 for the coming season has some extra spice to it”.
“It’s a privilege to host our own professional team from the world game in WELLINGTON and we’d love to see a huge crowd for the clash against Western United”
Individual game day tickets will be available to purchase through Ticketek in the week commencing 26 August.
For the full list of games at Westpac Stadium, click here.