Football: Wellington Phoenix confirm A-League fixtures at Auckland's Eden Park in March, April

Wellington Phoenix have scheduled two A League 'home' fixtures at Eden Park early next year.

The club will host Sydney FC at Auckland on March 12, then return to the self-proclaimed 'national stadium' to face Brisbane Roar on April 16, both scheduled for 3pm kickoffs.

"We have great support in Auckland and it's fantastic we are able to reward our fans up north by bringing the men back to Eden Park for two matches this season," said Phoenix general manager David Dome.

"A number of our commercial partners, including Spark and OPPO, are Auckland-based as well, so it's important for the club to play matches in the 09 when we can.

"Stadium availability is at a premium this summer, so it's awesome Nick Sautner and his Eden Park team have been able to accommodate us."

The Brisbane encounter was originally booked at Wellington's Sky Stadium.

The Phoenix are close to confirming a women's fixture against Sydney FC at Auckland on February 25.