Auckland City will host Team Wellington in the final of the ASB Premiership next weekend after the minor premiers thumped Waitakere 4-1 in yesterday's semifinal second leg.
There's a funny sense of deja vu about the Wellington Phoenix's game against the Perth Glory at Westpac Stadium tomorrow.
A raucous stadium filled with almost 50,000 people cheering against you probably isn’t an experience a teenager from Te Puke can easily prepare for, but All White Ryan Thomas has showed he is a young man capable of dealing with any challenges thrown his way.
Hosting a Wellington Phoenix League football game boosted the region's economy by over $660,000 but the event hosts are unlikely to look to attract other major sport events.
Auckland City and Team Wellington hold the advantage at the halfway point of the ASB Premiership semi-finals after notching contrasting wins away from home in their respective first legs.