Reds to open finals against Phoenix

Adelaide United FC will kick-off the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 finals series against the Wellington Phoenix on Friday night (18 February 2011) at Hindmarsh Stadium.

Adelaide United FC will kick-off the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 finals series against the Wellington Phoenix on Friday night (18 February 2011) at Hindmarsh Stadium.

Football Federation Australia released the fixtures late this afternoon after the top six positions on the table had been confirmed ahead of the business end of the Hyundai A-League season.

The Reds- third placed finish means they will go up against the sixth placed Phoenix, who guaranteed their spot with a 3-1 defeat of North Queensland Fury earlier today, in a one-off elimination final. The winner will then progress to the second week of the finals and take on the winner of the other elimination final between Gold Coast United and Melbourne Victory.

It will be the second time in three weeks that the Reds and Phoenix have met at Hindmarsh Stadium, after Wellington scored a 1-0 win over United back on February 5.

If the Reds get past the Phoenix, they will also host the elimination final in Week 2 of the finals series.

The other games in Week 1 of the finals will see Premiers Brisbane Roar take on the second placed Central Coast Mariners at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday in the 1st leg of the major semi final, followed by Gold Coast United (4th) going up against Melbourne Victory (5th) at Skilled Park on Sunday in the other elimination final.

Tickets for the Reds- encounter against Wellington will go on sale to Adelaide United 2010/11 members at 9.00am (ACDT) tomorrow (Monday 14 February) until 9pm, before members of the Football Family will have the opportunity to purchase tickets from 9.00am on Tuesday 16 February.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public from 9.00am (ACDT) Wednesday 16 February 2011. Tickets are available through Ticketek.

Hyundai A-League 2011 Finals Series Week 1 Adelaide United (3) v Wellington Phoenix (6) Friday, 18 February 2011 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide Kick-off: 7.30pm (8.00pm AEDT) Gates open: 6.00pm

Ticket Prices Category A - $40.00 Adult - $20.00 Concession/Child * - $100.00 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Category B - $30.00 Adult - $15.00 Concession/Child * - $75.00 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Ticket Information Exclusive to Competing Team Member-s on sale - Monday 14 February (9am to 9pm ACDT) Football Family offer on sale - Tuesday, February 15 (9am to 9pm ACDT) General Public - Wednesday 16 February (9am ACDT)

Tickets on sale via Ticketek - www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849, and at all Ticketek outlets