30 Sep 2011

Dunedin football fans get Phoenix game

6:54 am on 30 September 2011

Wellington Phoenix football coach Ricki Herbert is crediting Dunedin's support for the team's first proper visit to the city, for being rewarded with an A-League game.

Up against competition from Australian venues, the Forsyth Barr Stadium will stage the week 10 A-League game against champions Brisbane Roar on December 14.

Herbert says it's just reward for the support the Phoenix received on their first visit to the city last month for a pre-season match, when 15,000 fans turned out, and says they're looking forward to playing in a great atmosphere.