Yellow Fever is the brainchild of Mike Greene, and was born a day after the Wellington Phoenix came in to existence back in 2007.
On game day, you'll find us at the Backbencher pre-game, and then either side of Aisle 21 at Westpac Stadium. If we're winning with ten minutes to go, you might notice a lot of saggy, hairy chests (from both genders) and shirt waving going on. That's just a thing we do. Give it a go, it's liberating.
Visiting fans are welcome (encouraged even) to join us for a pint at our pre-game watering hole the Backbencher , or post match at the 'Bencher or the Four Kings. We usually shout visitors a round or two, and we don't stab anyone ever.
The bar making up our triumvirate of bars is Electric Avenue — Official dance floor of the Yellow Fever. We'll be there until closing time.
We wear yellow generally, and we're responsible for New Zealand design icon: the Retro Ricki t-shirt. Get into some of our cool tee shirts, you can get them from RYOS and that's how we pay to keep this thing up and running.
Speaking of barely running, we also have a car, the Fever Mobile: a luxury late 1970's Mercedes that once even made it to Palmerston North (find it on a map) and back.
We run stuff like away tours, the New Zealand Freestyle Football Championship, and our famous 12 Pubs of Lochhead Christmas pub crawl (visiting fans again welcome). You can see some photos of these events over on our photos page. We also publish our occasional local Wellington football fanzine Park Life (guaranteed to offend), and our multi-award-nominated podcast In The Zone, New Zealand's #1 football podcast.
As you can see we're a bit of shambles, but that's the way we like it. We work hard to raise the profile of football in New Zealand and make football an event through support of the Phoenix, the All Whites (as White Noise), the ASB Premiership and local football but never in a way that is organised or well thought out.
Come over and see us sometime, we might even buy you a drink; we'll certainly buy ourselves plenty. Newcomers of all ages are always welcome, we're a friendly bunch. The best place to start is to join us at the bar before a game, or get involved in the chatter on our forums.
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