Fans asked to plan well ahead

Fans asked to plan well ahead

Organisers are asking fans to be planned and leave plenty of time if they are attending Sunday’s Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa match at Eden Park.

At mid-afternoon (Thursday) 34,000 seats had been sold for the first-round match between the Blues and the Hurricanes, kicking off at 3.35pm on Sunday as the first professional rugby competition in the world to get underway post the Covid-19 pandemic.

The initiative of General Admission seating at $20 for adults with children free has been so popular that it has exhausted supply. There are still further grandstand seating options available; platinum, gold and silver reserve seating.

“We are excited that this is going to be a special occasion that everyone will remember. It is a celebration of what New Zealand has achieved as a nation to get to this stage, and we are humbled and privileged by the response from fans,” said Blues CEO, Andrew Hore.

“This will be huge and we need the fans to be well planned. It will place massive load on staff, many of whom are new or of course just back in employment after stand-downs and layoffs while places like Eden Park were unused. Please be patient.

“We recommend the following advice to fans coming along.”

To avoid undue delays, please purchase online at
Download your tickets to your smartphone.
The unprecedented interest has meant we have exhausted supply of the General Admission offer of $20 Adults with children free. Tickets at the gate for reserved seating will be available.
All children must have a ticket to enter the venue.
There will be tickets for sale at the gate – but there will be delays.
Please be patient and just enjoy the occasion.

If you live in Auckland then transport on trains and regular and special event buses to and from Eden Park is included in your match ticket – another good reason to pre-purchase online.
All the available services, key timings and a link to the Auckland Transport Journey planner is on this dedicated event page:

Road Closures
Road closures and parking restrictions will be in place from 1:30pm. For more information and a detailed map please visit

Please travel with plenty of time – arrive early and enjoy what Eden Park has to offer.

“Above all enjoy this occasion. We ask that you are patient with us all. Give yourselves plenty of time. Get your tickets early online and plan your travel. Make this an occasion that you will always remember,” said Mr Hore.

Event Details:
Blues vs. Hurricanes
Date: This Sunday 14th June
Time: 3.35pm Kick off (Gates open at 2pm)
Location: Eden Park
Tickets still available: Reserved seating only
Platinum, gold, silver (Kids $9)