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Hutt City a winner with Phoenix and temporary stadium

Hutt City a winner with Phoenix and temporary stadium


The Wellington Phoenix today confirmed that they will play three A-League matches at Hutt City’s Hutt Recreation Ground and create a temporary stadium to do it.

The Phoenix season in February and March 2015 will be disrupted by the Cricket World Cup, which takes out a number of stadia in New Zealand, including Wellington’s Westpac Stadium.

The problem will be solved by the Phoenix building a temporary stadium at Hutt Recreation Ground, in conjunction with Hutt City Council.

Matt Reid, General Manager Community Services said that the Phoenix coming to town will be a fantastic opportunity for the local community to be part of something special.

“Lower Hutt is set to be ‘the’ place for local football fans early next year.

“We’ll not only showcase our city and our premier ground, Hutt Rec’, but we’ll give our community the opportunity to engage with some of their heroes.

“We’ll work closely with the Phoenix to get players out to schools and the wider community which will add to the buzz these games will generate in our city.

“We’re equally committed to working with regular users of the ground to ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum during this time as we make the most of this exciting trio of fixtures.”

David Dome, Wellington Phoenix General Manager said, “The Club and the Hutt City Council are aligned in the vision of these games being a fantastic community day out with activities for families, cultural groups and demonstrations and all sorts of entertainment.

“The ground will have a maximum 9,000 capacity, which is likely to sell out given the novelty factor and what we have planned.

“Season ticket holders and Club Members will get first crack at tickets for the three matches.

“A lot of credit has to go to the Hutt City Council in their willingness to take these games on and build something really special around these matches.”

At A Glance
A-League
Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne City, Saturday February 14, kick off 5pm, Hutt Recreation Ground, Lower Hutt
Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle Jets, Sunday February 22, kick off 5pm, Hutt Recreation Ground, Lower Hutt
Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United, Saturday March 7, kick off 7pm, Hutt Recreation Ground, Lower Hutt

ASB Premiership
Wellington Phoenix v Southern, Sunday 15 February, kick off 2pm, Hutt Recreation Ground, Lower Hutt
Wellington Phoenix v Hawkes Bay, Sunday 21 February, kick off 2pm, Hutt Recreation Ground, Lower Hutt
Wellington Phoenix v Canterbury, Sunday 8 March, kick off 2pm, Hutt Recreation Ground, Lower Hutt

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