GET MATCH READY: Blues vs Chiefs | Eden Park | Saturday 18 May 2019
The Blues are at home again this week for a big NZ derby match against neighbouring rivals the Chiefs for the Round 14 match at Eden Park.
The team are looking to get an important win at home as both teams jostle for a spot in the playoffs.
Join us at the game and be part of a wedding on the field at Eden Park as two Blues fans get Hitched at Halftime with The Rock.
To help you get match fit for this week’s big game here’s a few tips.
MATCH DAY TIMINGS:
Entry A, D, E & H will open at 6pm. Kick off for the Blues vs Hurricanes is at 7.35pm.
We recommend you get to the stadium early to enjoy the pre-match entertainment and you’ll have more time to enjoy the activities around the stadium and get settled in your seat before the game kicks off.
ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES AROUND THE STADIUM:
Come along and soak up the atmosphere and enjoy some of the activities and giveaways from our partners that will be located around the stadium.
CHECK OUT THE TEAM FOR THIS WEEK’S MATCH:
The team to play the Chiefs will be announced later in the week so keep an eye on our social media and updates on this page.
MATCH DAY PROGRAMME:
Or you can download a match programme here
We recommend that you buy online before you get to the game. That way, you’re all sorted with the seating zone you want and know that all you have to do is show up at the gates. That’s not all, on match day you can use your ticket to travel to Eden Park on trains and special event buses – PLUS when you buy before gates open, you save money.
WARNING – when you shop online for tickets, please be sure that you only purchase from Ticketmaster, our authorised ticket agent.
We know internet search results can get confusing when you’re trying to find tickets. Unauthorised sellers often pay for ads to appear at the top of search results which can make it hard to see what’s official and what’s not.
Please take extra care when searching for tickets, read the results carefully and look for WWW.TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ
BYO SEAT ZONE:
If you’ve purchased a ticket in the BYO Seat Zone you’ll find this in section 314, in the south east corner of the stadium. Entry is through Gate E only.
For comfort and safety the depth of your BYO seat should not measure more than 800mm. Please be aware that upholstered sofas and armchairs may be subject to a search.
Eden Park Conditions of Entry apply: https://www.edenpark.co.nz/the-stadium/game-day-information/conditions-of-entry
All BYO seats must be removed from the stadium at the end of the game.
Public entry into Eden Park will be through Gates A, D, E and H.
If you have any questions regarding access to Eden Park on game day, we recommend that you read the Eden Park Conditions of Entry. Please be aware that staff will be monitoring ticket holders at the entry points to Eden Park. Any adult who attempts to enter the stadium with a child’s ticket will be declined and re-directed to the ticket office to purchase a full price adult ticket. ‘Gates Open’ ticket prices will apply.
GETTING TO EDEN PARK:
Travel on trains and special event buses to and from the match is included with your match ticket or membership.
There are changes to the transport options for the Blues season this year. The Takapuna, Newmarket and North Shore to Eden Park special event buses are no longer running. If you’re coming from the North Shore you can catch the NX1 from a Busway Station (excludes Hibiscus Coast) and transfer to a train at Britomart to Kingsland Station. For travel from Newmarket, catch the train to Kingsland Station.
Free travel is available with your membership on the NX1 buses from the North Shore and all rail services from 4:35pm until the last service on Saturday night. Additional capacity on the NX1 buses has been organised to cater for Blues patrons travelling to and from the match. Special event buses will be running from Manukau/Botany/Pakuranga at set times pre match and then for one hour post (or until crowds are clear). For more information please see the Auckland Transport website.
Please see https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/events/blues-2019-investec-super-rugby-season/ for further information
Head to Auckland Transport for further information on road closures, parking and public transport. Please note: there are no special event buses travelling from Newmarket/Mt Eden this season.
Traffic will be heavy and there will be road closures and restrictions – plan ahead and travel early and consider walking or riding a bike to the match. There are parking restrictions around Eden Park so please check here for detailed information and parking maps..
Click here for directions to Eden Park.
BYO SEAT ZONE:
Got a favourite seat? Bring it to the game! Buy tickets to our special BYO Best Seat Zone and you and your mates can soak up the live action from the best seats in the house. The BYO Seat Zone is in the East Stand section 314 at Eden Park.
Ticketholder(s) must bring their own seat(s) and BYO seating must meet stadium entry conditions: for safety and comfort, seats should not be deeper than 800mm. Seats may be subject to inspection upon entry; and we ask that all seats go home with you so you can continue to enjoy using them!
BRONZE (GA) SEATING AREAS:
General Admission Areas for this match are located in the West Stand, Lower East Stand and North Extension.