Last hope to keep the Phoenix alive

  • 04/12/2015
Ben Sigmund (Paul Henry)
Ben Sigmund (Paul Henry)

Ben Sigmund's Wellington Phoenix play Melbourne in Auckland on December 5.

They're in danger of folding because Aussie football won't give them a decent license unless they improve their entire on and off field performance.

The Phoenix current license in the A-league is due to expire at the end of this season.

If the owners Welnix, don’t take up the four-year license that's currently on offer from Aussie football bosses, the club will be wound up.

Welnix wanted a ten year license but the FFA has told them to improve membership, TV ratings, crowds and on field performance.

The fan-led "Save the Nix" campaign has been good - it drew 13,000 for a home game in mid-November but this weekend's trip to Auckland is important to prove the club is truly supported across NZ.

Tickets for tomorrow's game available from

Watch the video to see the full interview with Ben Sigmund.