Auckland officials will meet police this morning to discuss the exact time, day and route of a welcome-home ticker tape parade for the 71 victorious members of Team NZ.

The team is due home on Wednesday next week, with a parade likely later that week.

Team NZ boss Grant Dalton said the plan was for the team to leave Bermuda on Sunday and fly to Dubai, the base of major sponsor Emirates, and then arrive back in New Zealand on Wednesday.

"We just can't wait to get home," Dalton said.

Ateed chief executive Brett O'Riley confirmed plans for a victory parade were already underway.


However Queen St has been ruled out for the parade route due to the high level of construction work in central Auckland.

"We want to make it Auckland's most unique welcome home ever - it's 14 years in the making.

"We want a combination of on land and on water.

"It's been 14 years since the America's Cup left New Zealand. Emirates Team New Zealand's efforts to reclaim the cup have done our country proud, and we congratulate the team on their monumental achievement.

"It's great to see another example of the world class technology and talent that organisations like ETNZ develop right here in Auckland winning out on the world stage, adding further weight to our region's standing as an innovation hub of the Asia Pacific.

"ATEED, on behalf of Auckland Council, will work with Emirates Team New Zealand and other stakeholders to hold a parade in the central city to mark their achievements when they return to Auckland.

"Further details of the parade, including the date and route, will be confirmed in the next few days. We look forward to welcoming the team home soon, but for now we wish them well as they celebrate their huge achievement."​