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If you believe supporting a football side means singing songs, swinging scarves and staying true through thick and thin, it's time you caught Yellow Fever...
No football club worth its salt can do without a passionate group of loyal fans. The Wellington Phoenix have an 'unofficial supporters club' that's as noisy, committed and fervently enthusiastic as any on the planet.
Supporters club Yellow Fever was founded the day after the Wellington Phoenix FC was announced, and since then have set about demonstrating why Wellington is known as New Zealand's spiritual home of football. Having rechristened Westpac Stadium as 'The Ring of Fire' for Phoenix home games, you'll find the Fever either side of Aisle 21, and if you're not sure where to look, just listen - their supporter's chants will guide you.
While they take the game and their love for the Wellington Phoenix very seriously, Yellow Fever have a typically Kiwi laid-back approach to football fanaticism.
The truly brave visitor can even stay on till the action moves across Courtenay Place to Electric Avenue, the 80's-themed 'official dance floor' of the Yellow Fever..
Rowdy and funloving come game-time, Yellow Fever are also genuinely active supporters of Wellington football at all levels. Under the name 'White Noise', they support New Zealand's national side, the All Whites, and share news of New Zealanders playing overseas on the Yellow Fever website.
They also run events like the New Zealand Freestyle Football Championships where 10 of New Zealand's trickiest football wizards juggle, stall and battle it out for glory and cheers, right in the heart of the city.
They also have a very active online football discussion forum, so if you're looking to meet people involved in Wellington football, who love the game as much as you do, the Yellow Fever community is a great place to start making new friends.