Full house for Season opener

Full house for Season opener

The Blues has advised that there is a full house for Sunday’s Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa match at Eden Park.

There will be no gate sales available and organisers advise fans to allow extra time to get to and from the game with a 3.35pm start.

Blues CEO Andrew Hore said the Blues are humbled and stunned with the response from fans with the event-capacity of43,000 tickets realised by midday on Saturday.

“It was only a few weeks ago that we were planning for a competition behind closed doors. When we got the news during the week that fans could come, we always wanted to do our part in terms of ticket pricing because we know that many of our fans have been doing it hard.

“I want to recognise the mammoth job from everyone involved in being able to turn an event of this size around in less than a week.

“This will be a special occasion that everyone will remember and a celebration of what New Zealand has achieved as a nation to get to this stage.

“The key now is for everyone to understand that this is a huge crowd, so please leave plenty of time to get to and from the stadium because we be undertaking contact tracing. Please check the AT site for your travel information and remember to be patient.”


  • 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



  • Note that Queen St will be closed from 12 to 5pm for anther event which may affect your usual travel arrangements.


The gates are open from 2pmwith a range of entertainment ahead of the 3.35pm kick-off including the activity zone open on the concourse, bands, pre-game show on the big screen, and crowd activations.

To recognise the significance of this occasion, there will be some other special activities before kick-off.

There is also an opportunity for fans on the field after the game, to get autographs and selfies with the players.

The Blues will be back at Eden Park to host the Highlanders on Saturday 27 June which is their only home night game with a 7.05pm kick off, with tickets now on sale.