Phoenix hopes to bring more games to New Zealand

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Thursday, 20 December 2018, 7:53PM
The Phoenix have been told to boost their crowd numbers. (Photo / Photosport)

The Wellington Phoenix hope taking a home game to Sydney will boost their important crowd metrics.

Their February 23 A-League game against Sydney FC will be played at Campbelltown Stadium, across town from their opposition's usual home ground.

The Phoenix were told to boost their crowds by A-League bosses if they wanted a licence extension.

General manager David Dome says with consecutive home games being played away, it's a chance to boost their crowd tally.

"We're still yet to see the crowd come back to Wellington in big numbers, so Auckland have become very important in that regard. We're hoping the fans turn out in Sydney."

But Dome insists they will still take games to smaller New Zealand centres.

He says more New Zealand venues were investigated with Westpac Stadium unavailable, but a mix of financial issues and timings couldn't be sorted.

Dome says they will absolutely look at taking games to the likes of Christchurch.

"They are a good outfit to work with down there, it just wasn't good time for them.
We'd like to go back to Waikato, that's a fantastic stadium there, but again the timing wasn't quite right and we couldn't get the model to work there."

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