The postponed Hyundai A-League Round 7 match between Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory will be played on Tuesday 17 January 2017 at Westpac Stadium in Wellington (kick-off 7.45pm local), Football Federation Australia (FFA) announced today.
The match, which was originally scheduled for 19 November, was postponed following damage caused to Westpac Stadium by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook Wellington and the surrounding region.
Head of Hyundai A-League, Greg O’Rourke, said FFA was keen to play the rescheduled match as soon as possible with 17 January the earliest available date due to planned resurfacing being done at Westpac Stadium.
“Our aim is to play the match as soon as we can in order to restore the balance of the fixtures amongst all of the clubs on the ladder,” said O’Rourke.
“Having taken into account a number of factors and after discussion with both clubs and the broadcasters, this is the first available midweek date available as Westpac Stadium will be undergoing planned turf maintenance throughout December.”
The match will be LIVE on FOX SPORTS and Sky Sport in New Zealand.