Wellington Phoenix extends A-League stay for 10 years

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Football Federation (FFA) and have agreed to a 10-year-deal for the extension of the club’s Hyundai licence.

Wellington Phoenix has an immediate four-year extension of its licence through to the end of the 2019/20 Hyundai A-League with two further three-year extensions through to 2022/23 and then 2025/26, dependent on a number of factors, especially improved broadcast rights from New Zealand.

The immediate extension requires the authorisation of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the Asian Football Federation (AFC), Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and New Zealand Football (NZF).

FFA Chairman, Steven Lowy AM, welcomed the agreement and said FFA was pleased Phoenix had been able to respond so positively to the concerns raised by FFA late last year.

“Garnering greater nation-wide support was seen as critical, as were the benchmarks on crowds and payments to the A-League,” he said.

“The Welnix Group has always had the good of the game at the forefront of its ambition and that is recognised in this renewed commitment to the A-League.”

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