Wellington Phoenix will defend their Auckland fortress after 470 days away in one of only two home fixtures this season against Perth Glory on Sunday, May 30.
This will be after another Trans-Tasman sporting action where Blues will face off against the Brumbies in round three of Super Rugby on Saturday making Eden Park stadium the place to be with a stacked double-header of trans-Tasman sporting action on the line-up.
Eden Park CEO Nick Sautner is calling all sport lovers dying for some real-action and Trans-Tasman rivalry on display to come to national stadium.
Wellington Phoenix has remained undefeated in Auckland and Nick Sautner is calling all soccer fans to come in and support the team.
“We’re delighted to welcome the Wellington Phoenix back to Eden Park in what’s sure to be a celebration for New Zealand football fans.
“The Wellington Phoenix remain undefeated at New Zealand’s national stadium and this fixture provides an opportunity to fill the stands with a sea of yellow as tens of thousands of Phoenix fans descend upon Eden Park for the first time in more than 15 months,” says Sautner.
The event, says Sautner, marks a new era for the beautiful game at Eden Park, which will host the opening matches of FIFA World Cup 2022/23.
This weekend’s double-header also signals the return of international sporting content to Eden Park. Over the last two months, seven fixtures have been added to the venue’s event schedule, including three Super Rugby Trans-Tasman fixtures, the Wellington Phoenix and three All Blacks test matches. Tournaments originally shifted from 2021 to 2022 are also now being confirmed, including RWC 2022.
“After a challenging year of Covid restrictions and cancellations, it’s very encouraging to see the return of premium international content to Eden Park,” says Sautner.
“A year ago, we were just emerging from lockdown. So, to see these fixtures returning is very welcome not only for us, but for our members and partners who have continued to support us through unparalleled times,” Sautner said.
Meanwhile Eden Park and Auckland Unlimited have teamed up to give one lucky fan the chance to experience the weekend’s action up close and personal, with 1 x night’s stay in Eden Park’s Staydium Glamping domes (Sunday 30 May), 2 x tickets to the Blues v Brumbies (29 May), 2 x tickets to the Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory (30 May), $100 dining voucher, Signed rugby ball and a Blues jersey, and The Blues game day experience.
Enter now at aucklandnz.com/win. (Competition closes 27 May, Ts & Cs apply.)