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15,000 tickets and counting for Wellington final

Football in Wellington has hit fever pitch ahead of the knockout semi-final between the Phoenix and Newcastle Jets next Sunday.

Club spokesman John Mitchell confirmed that 15,000 tickets had already been sold for the March 7 clash and many more pre-sales were expected.

"It's fantastic," he said.

"Although we get don't get anything for the gate sales... it certainly shows that there's a lot of interest in the Phoenix out there."

Because it is a final, Football Federation Australia get to keep all gate takings but it is a major positive for the club who are looking to beat last weekend's Westpac Stadium crowd of 24,278 who turned up to see their 'Nix defeat Perth Glory on penalties.

Andrew Slevison
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