The Orange footballers will meet the United States in Wellington on Thursday in a nearly sold-out stadium. The Sky Stadium in the New Zealand capital has room for around 34,000 fans, according to the KNVB, 32,153 tickets have now been sold. There are 1175 people of Dutch nationality present at the match, the football association hopes for a “peak of orange” in the stadium.
Dutch fans are now requesting tickets via New Zealand social media. At FIFA, seats are only available behind the stadium goals. Dutch Ambassador to New Zealand Ard van der Vorst said the duel with the United States in the city had become “a magical match”.
Many Americans are expected, according to Van der Vorst also because it is “only a twelve-hour flight” from the United States. On booking sites you can see that almost all accommodations in Wellington are full on Thursday nights. Orange will meet the United States at 1 p.m. (local time) in the uncovered Sky Stadium. The first whistle will sound at 03:00 Dutch time.
When the Netherlands played Portugal in the southern city of Dunedin last weekend, around 12,000 people were in attendance at Forsyth Barr’s indoor stadium. At that time, 728 tickets had been sold to people of Dutch nationality.
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