Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert is delighted Dunedin has been given the green light to stage the week 10 regional round Hyundai A-League game against champions Brisbane Roar on Wednesday December 14 at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
“Dunedin getting this game against competition from Australian venues is a reward for the incredible support we received on our first visit to the city earlier this year,” Herbert said.
“It was humbling to have 15,000 fans turning out to support us and we are looking forward to playing in such a great atmosphere again, hopefully with a reversal of the August result.”
The game is another coup for the Stadium and the fans according to David Davies, CEO of Forsyth Barr Stadium.
“We welcome back the Phoenix, the Roar, and especially the fans to Dunedin for what we expect to be a very competitive game. I know the city will again get behind these teams and create another evening of noise, colour and football fever,” Davies said.
“Approximately 15,000 fans attended the pre-season football match in August and added passion and enthusiasm to really bring the Stadium and the game alive. We’re looking to build on that success and cement Forsyth Barr Stadium’s position as a premier sports and entertainment venue.”