Wellington Tourism Urges Attendance at All Whites
Positively Wellington Tourism is urging locals and visitors alike to answer the call from Wellington Phoenix supporters club, Yellow Fever, for a ‘whiteout’ at Saturday’s historic All Whites match.
Rated by New Zealand sports fans as the best venue in the country in a recent Neilsen Company/BrandAdvantage survey, Westpac Stadium was the top scoring stadium in the factor fans deemed most important – atmosphere.
Positively Wellington Tourism (PWT) Chief Executive David Perks says it’s only fitting that match-goers at the record breaking event get behind the All Whites Wellington-style. The sell-out 35,500 crowd for the FIFA World Cup qualifier will be the biggest football crowd ever in New Zealand.
“NZ Football will be taking the biggest team photo ever and Wellington and its visitors need to suit up accordingly.”
The shoe will be on the city’s creative foot to spread news of the whiteout forecast tomorrow. Wellington’s Footnote Dance will take to the city’s streets to promote the call, greeting commuters at Wellington Railway Station in the morning, then making their way through the city.
As you probably know, there's plenty of festivities planned for this weekend, with a Festival of Football and big screen broadcasting the match live on Queens Wharf.
Street Football National Championships at Queens Wharf from 11am – 4.30pm.
Fast and entertaining 4-a-side urban soccer that lasts for 14 minutes.
The NZ Freestyle Football Championships at Queens Wharf from 11am – 4pm. Featuring skilled football tricksters from across the country performing various tricks with their body.
Team Wellington v Auckland City FC at Newtown Park at 4.15pm.
There'll be additional transport
services from Newtown Park to Westpac Stadium - in plenty of
time for the 8pm kick off against Bahrain.