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Sky Stadium to host A-League semi-final on 18 May

Wellington Phoenix football players, wearing yellow shirts, celebrate together after scoring a goal.

It’s time to bring the noise and Stack the Stadium! 

For the first time in Club history, the Wellington Phoenix have finished in the top two following the end of regular season play in the 2023-24 A-League season, and Sky Stadium will host the second leg of the home and away semi-final series on Saturday 18 May at 6.30pm.

The first leg of the semi-final series will be played in Australia the weekend prior, with the opposition determined following the elimination finals taking place between 3-5 May.

The rise of the Phoenix has been clear this season under new coach Giancarlo Italiano, with six Club records broken: highest finish on the table, most points – a whopping 53! – most wins, best goal difference… and now they need all the hometown support to boost their chances of securing a spot in their first ever A-League final.

“Wellingtonians and football fans from around the country are encouraged to come out in force to support the Phoenix on Saturday 18 May,” says Sky Stadium Chief Executive, Warrick Dent. “Nothing beats the atmosphere of watching the Phoenix live inside the Stadium and this is going to be an event to remember.”

Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau wants to see Wellington turn out at Sky Stadium on 18 May. “I am so unbelievably proud of the club and how well they’ve done this season. I want to recognise how hard the team and all the staff have worked to give fans a spectacular season. Now it’s time for Wellington to do the same! Let’s all get along to the semi-final and show the team how proud we are.”

“We know the difference a big parochial Wellington crowd makes to the players,” comments David Dome, General Manager of the Wellington Phoenix. “Given what the team has achieved this season, they deserve the support of all Wellingtonians. It’s been nine long years since we last had a home finals game and this promises to be a truly unforgettable night. Make sure you’re there to cheer the team on to its first ever grand final!”

New Zealand got behind the Warriors in 2023, now it’s time to get behind the Nix in 2024. 

Tickets go on sale at 1.00pm on Thursday 2 May through Ticketek, with three pricing categories available to choose from, plus two bays dedicated to the Yellow Fever and one family bay. Adult, children, concession (senior and community service card holders) and family ticket prices will be available with children under 4 years of age free. 

Child pricing starts from $27.60, Adult pricing starts from $37.85, Family pricing (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children) starts from $74. Booking fees apply. 

Metlink have confirmed public transport will be running on Saturday 18 May, with added services planned on train and bus routes across the network.

Full event information can be found here: