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04 February 2018

Hamilton's NZ Sevens debut a success for the city

Hamilton has made a hugely positive impression in its debut on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series circuit.

FMG Render 2 update
30 November 2017

Gate 1 upgrade underway at FMG Stadium Waikato ​​​​​​​​​​​​

Improvements to FMG Stadium Waikato’s Gate 1 are underway.

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09 November 2017

Hamilton gears up for second slice of rugby league history

Sports fans get a second chance to experience the energy, passion and excitement of the Rugby League World Cup 2017 in Hamilton this weekend.

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30 October 2017

Hamilton adds Pasifika flavour to Rugby League World Cup 2017

Hamilton’s historic hosting of international rugby league will come with a distinct Pasifika vibe.

Sevens hottest tickets
26 October 2017

HSBC New Zealand Sevens the hottest ticket for summer

With exactly 100 days to go until kick-off, the HSBC New Zealand Sevens in Hamilton has sold out, with the 23,600 seater FMG Stadium Waikato now at capacity.

Womens match added to RLWC2017
17 August 2017

Women's match added to Hamilton's RLWC2017 experience

Fans attending the first of Hamilton’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) matches will get extra value for money with a representative women’s game added ahead of the Samoa-Tonga match.

Home of Sevens announced
22 May 2017

New Zealand’s home of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series announced

Hamilton – a city with a proud rugby heritage – will be the home of the New Zealand leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for 2018 and 2019.

Feast Above The Field
10 April 2017

'Feast Above The Field' gives buyers a taste of Waikato

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.

Hamilton ticket buyers warned
02 February 2017

Hamilton ticket-buyers warned to avoid re-seller websites

Ticket buyers are warned to use caution, as some websites are on-selling tickets to Hamilton events at inflated prices.

Warriors v St George
24 November 2016

Vodafone Warriors vs St George Illawarra Dragons confirmed

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 season-opening home games in 2017.

Warriors take home game to Hamilton
23 November 2016

Vodafone Warriors taking home game to Hamilton

Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato is to host a Vodafone Warriors NRL home game for the first time next season.

Chiefs 2017 draw announced
15 November 2016

Gallagher Chiefs 2017 Investec Super Rugby draw and venues confirmed

The Gallagher Chiefs will open their 2017 Investec Super Rugby campaign with three action-packed New Zealand derbies.

New meeting packages
20 July 2016

New meeting packages launched at FMG Stadium Waikato

Organising a meeting or conference just got a lot easier, with the launch of new ‘day delegate’ packages at Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato.

Hamilton confirmed as RLWC host city
19 July 2016

Hamilton confirmed as Rugby League World Cup 2017 host city

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 and Papua New Guinea in November 2017.

Hamilton scores Phoenix A League fixture
09 June 2016

Hamilton scores Phoenix A-League fixture

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.

Convene unique dining experience
11 April 2016

FMG Stadium Waikato kicks off Convene with unique dining experience

A group of buyers had a dining experience ‘out of left field’ when they visited Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato ahead of Convene 2016.

Second big screen installed
24 March 2016

Second big screen installed at FMG Stadium Waikato

Fans heading to this weekend's Gallagher Chiefs Super Rugby match will see a new addition to FMG Stadium Waikato – a second big screen.

Mitre 10 Cup 2016 draw
10 March 2016

Mitre 10 Cup 2016 draw released

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.

Chiefs 2016 venues confirmed
06 November 2015

Chiefs 2016 venues confirmed

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.

Wales makes welcome return
04 November 2015

Wales makes welcome return to FMG Stadium Waikato

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 Chiefs.

FMG granted naming rights
30 July 2015

FMG granted naming rights for Waikato Stadium

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker has welcomed a new naming rights sponsorship agreement for Waikato Stadium.

Catering awards
15 July 2015

The FIFA U-20 World Cup announces catering awards

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 being given out for the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015.

Lions on the menu
10 July 2015

Lions on the menu as fans set for feast of rugby in 2016 and 2017

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.

Hamilton Turf Manager heads to Apia
03 July 2015

Hamilton Turf Manager heads to Apia for All Blacks preparation

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.

Waikato Stadium set for football history
09 June 2015

Waikato Stadium set for football history

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.

Five nations of football
01 May 2015

Five Nations of Football for Hamilton and Waikato

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 New Zealand.

2015 ITM Cup draw
01 May 2015

Waikato’s 2015 ITM Cup draw released

Waikato will open their 2015 ITM Cup campaign at home against last year’s Premiership finalists Tasman on Friday 14 August.

Latin football flair
11 February 2015

Latin football flair set to light up Waikato Stadium

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 2015.

Chiefs 2015 draw
18 September 2014

Chiefs Draw for 2015 season

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 team play live.

Bulldogs v Warriors three weeks to go
01 May 2014

Bulldogs vs Warriors - Three weeks to go until the Hamilton game!

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, 18 May, fans from all around NZ and Australia are getting ready to visit the ‘Tron’ for a wild Waikato weekend!

Clash of Warriors confirmed
19 December 2013

Clash Of The Warriors’ Confirmed For Home Of The Chiefs

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 February 12 next year (7.30pm kick-off).

Waikato Stadium to host regions sevens tournament
06 December 2013

Waikato Stadium to Host Northern Region Sevens Tournament

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.

Chiefs jersey on bridge
06 December 2013

2014 Chiefs Jersey Dresses Up Fairfield Bridge

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 this morning.

Bulldogs to play in Hamilton
04 December 2013

Bulldogs to play in Hamilton, New Zealand

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 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton where they will take on the New Zealand Warriors at 4pm (2pm AEST).

Waikato to host All Blacks v England
03 December 2013

Waikato to Host All Blacks vs England

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.

Chiefs 2014 draw
08 October 2013

2014 Super Rugby Draw Released

The Chiefs hope to finalise the venue allocation by the 1st of November 2013.

Hamilton cnfirmed for FIFA U 20
15 August 2013

Hamilton confirmed for FIFA Under 20 World Cup

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 (LOC) have confirmed that Hamilton will play a significant role in the tournament.