WaiBOP United is pleased to announce a range of venues for our home fixtures during the 2015/16 ASB Premiership and the ASB Women’s League.
WaiBOP United will play five games in Hamilton this summer, along with one in Mt Maunganui and one in Taupo.
We would like to offer our thanks to Cambridge FC for their fantastic backing over the last two ASB Premiership seasons. Both the venue and the now legendary Volunteer Army ensured WaiBOP United could operate at the level required for national league football. We will miss the club’s superb support.
“We’re excited that, after being such a superb FIFA U-20 World Cup venue, FMG Stadium Waikato will play host to four of our Hamilton matches,” said Mark Christie, CEO of WaiBOP Football Federation and WaiBOP United. “Everyone one who attended the U-20 World Cup will appreciate what a wonderful football venue FMG Stadium Waikato is, from the facilities for fans to the playing surface.”
Our fifth Hamilton fixture will take place at NRFL Premier League club Melville United’s Gower Park. Gower Park was one of the FIFA U-20 World Cup training venues and will provide another superb playing surface.
We will also play ASB Premiership matches at Links Ave in Mt Maunganui and Owen Delany Park in Taupo. Links Ave, the home of NRFL Division 1 club Tauranga City United, is a well-appointed boutique venue and has hosted three fixtures during the last two ASB Premiership seasons. Owen Delany Park is Taupo’s largest multi-purpose sports ground with footballing history, having most recently hosted the Wellington Phoenix versus New Zealand ‘A’ in August 2014.
The WaiBOP Women’s team will play their three home matches in Hamilton. Two of their matches will be at Hamilton Wanderers’ Porritt Stadium and the third will take place at Gower Park.
Venues for WaiBOP United’s ASB Youth League games will be announced in due course. We can confirm that at least one game will be played at FMG Stadium Waikato.
The full draws for all three leagues will be announced in due course.