Wellington Phoenix are aiming to surpass a club milestone on the weekend, with the ‘Nix hopeful of breaking through the 1,000,000 fan mark at Saturday night’s home clash against Sydney FC.
Since the club’s inception in 2007, 988,604 fans have attended a Phoenix Hyundai A-League match.
The 11,396th fan through the gates this Saturday night at Westpac Stadium will be the one millionth fan.
Phoenix General Manager David Dome said the club was hoping the one million milestone could be reached against Sydney FC.
“We’re so close to our 1 millionth fan – we’re hoping we can get there this Saturday.
"We’ll be keeping any eye on the turnstiles and if we get to that number Huawei will be awarding a prize pack and a we’ll add in a lifetime membership to the Phoenix to the 1 millionth fan as they come through the gates."
Huawei New Zealand Director of Corporate Affairs Andrew Bowater said Huawei was thrilled to be able to mark the event.
"To celebrate this wonderful milestone for the Club we’re putting up some of our latest Huawei gear - a Huawei P8 lite smartphone and our brand new Huawei mediapad.
“We’re really pleased we can be part of this special event – and the pack makes a pretty cool Christmas present for one lucky fan!’’
Dome said that a good crowd would also help the #savethenix campaign as well.
"A big crowd is critical as we continue our negotiations with the FFA around our licence extension.
"If we can get to that this Saturday then this goes a long way to helping us in our licence negotiations – all part of the #savethenix campaign of course.
"We’ve had good crowds in our last two games and now it’s absolutely crucial that we kick on."
Wellington Phoenix v Sydney FC
Saturday 19 December, 7.15pm
All kids tickets $2, adults start at $23, plus fees.
Tickets from www.ticketek.co.nz/phoenix