Waikato Stadium

2010-10-25 20:14

How to get there

Waikato Stadium, Gate 5, 128 Seddon Road, Whitiora, Hamilton 3240

From central Hamilton, it is an easy 15-minute walk through city parklands and along Seddon Road to reach Waikato Stadium.

Public Transport
A range of bus and taxis provide regular services to Waikato Stadium. The journey is approximately 13-minutes from Hamilton International Airport, three-minutes from the Frankton Railway Station and around one-minute from the Hamilton Transport Centre located in the city centre.

Access to the stadium from both north and south is via State Highway 1.

Disabled parking and seating is available

Match Schedule
New Zealand v Japan, Friday September 16
Wales v Samoa, Sunday September 18
Wales v Fiji, Sunday October 20

The Stadium
Capacity: 30,800

Waikato Stadium is a multi-purpose facility, though used mainly for rugby union. It is the home of the Waikato Air New Zealand Cup team, the Chiefs team in the Super 14 competition, and on occasion hosts international fixtures for the New Zealand All Blacks. It has also been the home ground for Waikato FC in New Zealand Football Championship (NZFC), and has hosted matches for the New Zealand Warriors rugby league team in the National Rugby League (NRL).

The ground, formally opened as Waikato Stadium in 2002, used to be known as Rugby Park, and hosted one of the matches during the 1981 Springbok Tour. However, the game against Waikato was called off in front of a full house, as a pitch invasion by several hundred anti-tour protestors and rumours that a light aircraft had been stolen from Taupo and was headed for Rugby Park proved too much for the authorities.


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