24 Dec 2009

Phoenix ground rated only mediocre in A-League

3:19 pm on 24 December 2009

A survey of A-League footballers has rated the Wellington Phoenix home ground Westpac Stadium only fair to middling.

The survey by the Professional Footballers Association Australia rated Brisbane Roar's Suncorp Stadium pitch as the best, with 4.7 out of five, while Newcastle Jets' EnergyAustralia Stadium surface ranked last failing with 2.4 out of five.

Westpac Stadium scored 3.4 out of five to be ranked sixth equal in the 10-team competition.

The survey rated pitch hardness, pace, and smoothness.