West Ham United's Football United Tour to New Zealand will be watched by football fans all over the world this July.

While thousands of supporters will be on hand to witness the Hammers' fixtures with A-League duo Wellington Phoenix and Sydney FC, millions more will be able to watch the matches live on television.

More than 20 countries have snapped up TV rights for the tour, which will also see Barclays Premier League side Newcastle United in action against the A-League pair.

UK and Ireland-based West Ham fans will be able to watch both matches live and exclusive on BT Sport. To purchase BT Sport now, please click here.


The Hammers' meeting with Wellington Phoenix in Auckland will kick-off at 8.30am on Wednesday 23 July UK time (7.30pm local time), while the fixture with Sydney FC in Wellington will kick-off at 3am on Sunday 27 July UK time (2pm on Saturday 26 July local time).

Elsewhere, supporters living in Australia, Canada, China, France, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Malaysia, Portugal, South Africa, Thailand and the United States will all be able to watch live coverage of the two mouth-watering fixtures, as will those residing across the Balkan Peninsula in South East Europe, Middle East and North Africa.

West Ham United Managing Director Angus Kinnear said the visit of two leading English clubs to New Zealand for the first time in 29 years had caught the imagination of football supporters everywhere.

"The global TV demand for the Football United Tour has reinforced the breadth and scale of West Ham's international fan base," said Kinnear.

"We are delighted that the passion for the competition is being shared so widely and know it will be an excellent showcase to attract new supporters and partners who are excited by the unique trajectory West Ham are following.

"The games also represent a great opportunity for our new signings to give a taste of the impact they will make on the Barclays Premier League in the coming season."

Wellington Phoenix General Manager David Dome has been equally happy with the worldwide interest in the Football United Tour.

"The Football United Tour will take New Zealand to the world with at least 20 countries signing up to see two Premier League teams play in New Zealand," said Dome.

"The tour of these two famous old Clubs to the bottom of the South Pacific has caused quite a stir internationally.

"There has been a lot of interest in how the A-League's Wellington Phoenix and Sydney FC will fare against the Premier League's West Ham and Newcastle United in a part of the world primarily known for its natural beauty and rugby!

"It's a fantastic opportunity to showcase the Wellington Phoenix, the cities and the country to many millions of people from around the world."

New Zealand-based supporters unable to attend the fixtures at Eden Park and Westpac Stadium will also be able to enjoy them live on SKY Arena pay-per-view television, priced at $24.99 per game and $39.95 for the Tour.

Tickets for West Ham's two Football United Tour matches are available to buy here.


Football United Tour

Wellington Phoenix v West Ham United
Wednesday 23 July 2014, 7.30pm (local time)
Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand

Sydney FC v West Ham United
Saturday 26 July 2014, 2pm (local time)
Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand

Football United Tour