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MEDIA RELEASE Today the Hutt City Council announced plans for a new boutique football specific sports stadium based at the current Petone Recreation site. While the Wellington Phoenix has at this stage only made a conditional commitment to moving to the proposed arena, Wellington Phoenix Chairman Rob Morrison and co-owner Dr Gareth Morgan said today […]

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Gareth Morgan wants to lift Phoenix fan experience

If Gareth Morgan had the option to move the Wellington Phoenix out of Westpac Stadium, he would do it instantly. Speaking to Radio Sport yesterday, Morgan highlighted the need to lift the experience fans have at games and give them more of an “intimate” experience. “We go to the A-League games in Australia and they’re played in smaller grounds […]

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Will the Phoenix fly the coop?

Wellington Phoenix fans may have to hit the road for ‘home’ games after a bumper crowd at Eden Park put fans in the capital to shame. Club co-owner Gareth Morgan said yesterday that games in Auckland and other centres were becoming increasingly likely, because it was difficult to compete when a couple of weeks ago […]

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The road ahead for the Phoenix

Last weekend I was I interviewed by Tony Veitch about the Phoenix, my first interview about the Phoenix since Ricki Herbert moved to the technical adviser role. The interview covers Riki’s advisory role in the club and our determination to further integrate the Phoenix with the development of the amateur game in NZ, as well […]

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The latest on the Phoenix

  Today I have been in Stuff and the NZ Herald regarding an interview that was pre recorded a week ago with Tony Veitch. Here are some points that need to be mentioned: I remind everyone that this Club loses money every year and on that basis we are looking at a range of ways […]

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