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New Zealand’s home of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series announced
22nd May, 2017

Hamilton to host New Zealand leg of HSBC World Sevens Series for 2018 and 2019 NZR partners with 37 South, Chiefs and Hamilton City Council 3 and 4 February 2018 confirmed as… Read more

'Feast Above The Field' gives buyers a taste of Waikato
10th April, 2017

A group of buyers got to dine in the best seats in the house during an intimate dinner at FMG Stadium Waikato on Saturday night. The dinner was part of a… Read more

Hamilton ticket-buyers warned to avoid re-seller websites
2nd February, 2017

Ticket buyers are warned to use caution, as some websites are on-selling tickets to Hamilton events at inflated prices. The issue of unauthorised ticket re-selling is currently a hot topic in… Read more

Vodafone Warriors vs St George Illawarra Dragons confirmed
24th November, 2016

  Auckland, New Zealand, November 24, 2016 – The Vodafone Warriors will start an NRL campaign at Mount Smart Stadium for the first time in eight years after today being handed back-to-back… Read more

Vodafone Warriors taking home game to Hamilton
23rd November, 2016

Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato is to host a Vodafone Warriors NRL home game for the first time next season. While the opposition, date and kick-off time won’t be known until the… Read more

Gallagher Chiefs 2017 Investec Super Rugby draw and venues confirmed
15th November, 2016

The Gallagher Chiefs will open their 2017 Investec Super Rugby campaign with three action-packed New Zealand derbies. Kiwi fans have a feast of rugby to look forward to with the… Read more

Chiefs 2017 Squad has been Announced
2nd November, 2016

The Gallagher Chiefs have named an exciting, experienced squad for the upcoming 2017 Investec Super Rugby Season. Thirty-one players return from the 2016 squad, including Kane Hames, Mitchell Brown and Lachlan… Read more

2017 Investec Super Rugby Draw Announced
20th September, 2016

The 2017 Investec Super Rugby draw has been announced today, with an array of exciting home games for Chiefs fans to look forward to. The season will kick off on 24… Read more

Waikato team named for King Country Ranfurly Shield defence
28th July, 2016

Six new caps have been named in the Waikato team for the second Ranfurly Shield defence of the year against King Country at Bedford Park in Matamata on Saturday 30… Read more

New meeting packages launched at FMG Stadium Waikato
20th July, 2016

Organising a meeting or conference just got a lot easier, with the launch of new ‘day delegate’ packages at Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato. The packages are suitable for groups from 15… Read more

Hamilton confirmed as Rugby League World Cup 2017 host city
19th July, 2016

Hamilton will be a host city for the Rugby League World Cup 2017. Organisers today announced the match schedule for the 14-team tournament, which will be played across New Zealand, Australia… Read more

Tickets for NZ Lions Series on sale 28 October
28th June, 2016

The New Zealand Lions Series 2017 is a step closer to reality for fans with confirmation of ticket sales timing and pricing. As demand will far outweigh the capacity of the… Read more

Hamilton scores Phoenix A-League fixture
9th June, 2016

Hamilton's FMG Stadium Waikato is set to host the Wellington Phoenix in December  in the team's first competitive A-League football match in the city. The 2016-2017 A-League draw was announced today,… Read more

FMG Stadium Waikato kicks off Convene with unique dining experience
11th April, 2016

A group of buyers had a dining experience ‘out of left field’ when they visited Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato ahead of Convene 2016. The group spent the day experiencing some of… Read more

Second big screen installed at FMG Stadium Waikato
24th March, 2016

Fans heading to this weekend's Gallagher Chiefs Super Rugby match will see a new addition to FMG Stadium Waikato – a second big screen. In an initiative led by the two-time… Read more

Mitre 10 Cup 2016 draw released
10th March, 2016

The 2016 draws for the renamed Mitre 10 Cup (formerly ITM Cup) and Mitre 10 Heartland Championship have been released by New Zealand Rugby today. Both competitions are set… Read more

Chiefs 2016 venues confirmed
6th November, 2015

The Gallagher Chiefs will play the BNZ Crusaders in Fiji at ANZ Stadium, Suva on Friday 1 July 2016 in their Round 15 Investec Super Rugby match. The unique fixture is… Read more

Wales makes welcome return to FMG Stadium Waikato
4th November, 2015

Hamilton rugby fans will get a chance to welcome the Wales rugby team back to the city next year when the Six Nations side plays a match against the Gallagher… Read more

ASB Premiership draw revealed
10th September, 2015

The draw for the 2015-16 ASB Premiership was announced on Thursday with the country’s top domestic football competition featuring several exciting new developments. The streamlined eight-team league includes 59 matches, 32… Read more

FMG granted naming rights for Waikato Stadium
30th July, 2015

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker has welcomed a new naming rights sponsorship agreement for Waikato Stadium. The agreement, announced today, will see FMG (Farmers Mutual Group) hold naming rights for the stadium… Read more

The FIFA U-20 World Cup announces catering awards
15th July, 2015

Some of the world’s greatest emerging football talent may now have returned home to receive the accolades in their home nations but here in New Zealand the final awards are… Read more

Lions on the menu as fans set for feast of rugby in 2016 and 2017
10th July, 2015

An unprecedented schedule of 20 matches over two years, including a 10 match series against the British & Irish Lions, has been announced by New Zealand Rugby today. Eight cities throughout… Read more

Waikato 2015 ITM Cup tickets now on sale
8th July, 2015

With less than six weeks until the 2015 ITM Cup kicks off, tickets for Waikato’s five home matches at Waikato Stadium are now on sale. Waikato will get their 2015 campaign… Read more

Hamilton Turf Manager heads to Apia for All Blacks preparation
3rd July, 2015

H3’s Turf Manager Karl Johnson has returned to Apia, Samoa, to assist with preparation for the Pacific Island nation’s historic hosting of the All Blacks Test later this month. International rugby’s… Read more

Waikato Stadium set for football history
9th June, 2015

Sports fans are being urged to don their whites and “whiteout” Hamilton’s Waikato Stadium this Thursday for the Junior All Whites’ crucial match in the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015. The… Read more

Five Nations of Football for Hamilton and Waikato
1st May, 2015

Five international U-20 football teams, including New Zealand, will ply their trade in Hamilton and Waikato this month as part of the lead-up to the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015… Read more

Waikato’s 2015 ITM Cup draw released
1st May, 2015

Waikato will open their 2015 ITM Cup campaign at home against last year’s Premiership finalists Tasman on Friday 14 August. A Ranfurly Shield challenge is also on the schedule, should Hawke’s… Read more

Latin football flair set to light up Waikato Stadium
11th February, 2015

Latin footballing flair will light up Waikato Stadium’s turf this winter, with Portugal, Uruguay and Colombia all set to play in Hamilton during the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand… Read more

Win with the Chiefs
2nd February, 2015

Individual match day tickets for Chiefs games go on sale on Monday 2 February and to celebrate Chiefs fans could win the chance to join some of the Chiefs for… Read more

Waikato team announced to play Bay of Plenty
7th October, 2014

The Waikato team has been named for their final match of the season this Thursday night against Bay of Plenty at Waikato Stadium. There are two changes in the forward pack… Read more

Waikato team announced to play Manawatu
25th September, 2014

The Waikato coaching staff has made just one change to their starting lineup for this Saturday afternoon’s match against Manawatu at Waikato Stadium. Lock Luke Katene has recovered from injury… Read more

Chiefs Draw for 2015 season
18th September, 2014

The Investec Super Rugby draw is out and features an extensive regional approach for the Chiefs, providing a large amount of fans in Chiefs country the opportunity to see their… Read more

Waikato team announced to play Counties Manukau
12th September, 2014

Waikato has made three changes to their starting lineup for their Week 5 ITM Cup match against Counties Manukau in Hamilton this Sunday afternoon. Flanker Zak Hohneck and lock Nick Ross… Read more

Thousands of tickets sold and thousands of dollars back to clubs
2nd September, 2014

More than 25,000 tickets have already been snapped up by football enthusiasts across the country for next year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup held in New Zealand. Venue packs for all regions… Read more

Waikato team announced to play Taranaki
25th August, 2014

With their tight turnaround this week Waikato has rung the changes for their ITM Cup Premiership clash with Taranaki at Waikato Stadium this Wednesday night. A highlight of the squad is… Read more

Waikato team announced to play Canterbury
20th August, 2014

Waikato has named an unchanged side to take on Canterbury at Waikato Stadium this Friday. The squad of 22 has been rewarded for getting Waikato’s season off to the perfect start… Read more

FIFA U-20 World Cup NZ 2015 Tickets On Sale Today
13th June, 2014

To coincide with football fans everywhere celebrating the kick-off for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, tickets go on public sale today for next year’s world football event in New… Read more

Bulldogs vs Warriors - Three weeks to go until the Hamilton game!!!
1st May, 2014

With just three weeks until Australia’s Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs take on New Zealand’s Warriors in Round 10 of their ‘home’ game at Hamilton’s Waikato Stadium on Sunday May 18th, fans from… Read more

Kiwi Football Legend to Bring Special Trophy to Sacred Ground
1st May, 2014

A very special ‘taonga’ will be delivered to Waitangi at sunrise on Monday 5 May. In the hands of the player named Oceania’s Footballer of the Century, Wynton Rufer, the FIFA… Read more

Bulldogs Tickets Available from Friday
29th January, 2014

With the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs boasting a large and loyal supporter base in New Zealand, Chief Executive Raelene Castle expects strong demand for tickets to their Round 10 ‘home’ game against… Read more

Full Complement Back for Vodafone Warriors
15th January, 2014

The Vodafone Warriors are at full strength for the first time with just 54 days to go until they start their 2014 NRL campaign against Parramatta on March 9. Only 14… Read more

Clash Of The Warriors’ Confirmed For Home Of The Chiefs
19th December, 2013

History will be created with a ‘Clash of the Warriors’ when the NRL’s Vodafone Warriors take on Super League’s Wigan Warriors at the home of the Chiefs in Hamilton on… Read more

Waikato Stadium to Host Northern Region Sevens Tournament
6th December, 2013

Waikato Rugby Union will host this year’s Northern Region Sevens Tournament at Waikato Stadium on Saturday 14 December with nine spots at the national tournament up for grabs. The top five… Read more

2014 Chiefs Jersey Dresses Up Fairfield Bridge
6th December, 2013

In conditions more like the rugby season than the start of the New Zealand summer, a giant version of the 2014 Chiefs rugby jersey was unveiled on Hamilton’s Fairfield Bridge… Read more

Bulldogs to Play in Hamilton, New Zealand
4th December, 2013

Following today’s unveiling of the 2014 NRL season draw the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are pleased to announce that they’ll be taking their Round 10 ‘home’ game on Sunday, 18 May to… Read more

Waikato to Host All Blacks vs England
3rd December, 2013

New Zealand Rugby today confirmed the full schedule of six inbound Tests for 2014 which includes an All Blacks versus England Test at Waikato Stadium in June. The Hamilton match will… Read more

Waikato Team Announced to Play Taranaki
10th October, 2013

Waikato has named their final team of year to play Taranaki on Saturday night at Waikato Stadium in Week 9 of the ITM Cup. Despite both teams having no chance of… Read more

The 2014 Super Rugby Draw Released
8th October, 2013

The Chiefs hope to finalise the venue allocation by the 1st of November 2013.The Chiefs will play six matches at Waikato Stadium during the 2014 season, and are currently looking… Read more

Waikato v Taranaki – Kids go free
7th October, 2013

Waikato Rugby Union has made their final game of 2013 this Saturday against Taranaki free for children who come along with a paying adult. The free child ticket offer is for… Read more

Waikato Team Announced to Play Wellington
25th September, 2013

Waikato has made three changes to their starting lineup for their Week 7 ITM Cup match versus Wellington this Friday night at Waikato Stadium. Captain Jackson Willison will miss the match… Read more

Waikato Team Announced to Play Auckland
12th September, 2013

Waikato has made three changes from last weeks starting lineup for their Week 5 ITM Cup match against Auckland at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton this Saturday afternoon. There is a forced… Read more

Waikato Team Announced to Play Otago
21st August, 2013

Captain Matt Vant Leven returns in the only change to the Waikato starting lineup for their second ITM Cup match and Ranfurly Shield defence versus Otago at Waikato Stadium this… Read more

Hamilton Confirmed For FIFA Under 20 World Cup
15th August, 2013

With just under two years until kick off in the first match of the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, FIFA and the New Zealand Football Local Organising Committee… Read more

Waikato Team Announced to Play Northland
15th August, 2013

Waikato has named their squad for their opening ITM Cup match and Ranfurly Shield defence versus Northland at Waikato Stadium this Saturday. Most of Waikato’s Super Rugby players are now back… Read more