H3 Venue Manager named country’s top Operations Manager
Ben Slatter, Venue Manager for FMG Stadium Waikato and Seddon Park, took out a top accolade at the Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand (EVANZ) Awards in Auckland last night.
Game on! Hamilton set to host All Blacks ahead of Rugby World Cup campaign
Hamilton will host a one-off rugby Test between the world champion All Blacks and Tonga next year ahead of Rugby World Cup 2019.
Drax Project to play at 2019 NZ Sevens
International breakout band Drax Project are set to light up the 2019 HSBC New Zealand Sevens in Hamilton in January ensuring the action is as hot off the field as on it during the two-day festival.
Black Ferns Sevens to play in Hamilton
New Zealand’s world champion Black Ferns Sevens will play in front of their home fans in the new year with the addition of a four-team women’s Fast Four tournament to the 2019 HSBC New Zealand Sevens in Hamilton.
Nitro Circus to returns to FMG Stadium Waikato
Nitro Circus is returning to New Zealand next year, including one show at FMG Stadium Waikato on Sunday, 10 March 2019.
Chiefs announce corporate boxes project for FMG Stadium Waikato
The Chiefs Rugby Club has been given the go-ahead by Hamilton City Council to add 14 new corporate boxes to Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato as the Investec Super Rugby Club looks to boost hosting capacity for its home games.
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.
Gate 1 upgrade underway at FMG Stadium Waikato
Improvements to FMG Stadium Waikato’s Gate 1 are underway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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' 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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
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.
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 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 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
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 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 for Waikato Stadium
Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker has welcomed a new naming rights sponsorship agreement for Waikato Stadium.
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 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 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
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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, 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 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.
2014 Super Rugby Draw Released
The Chiefs hope to finalise the venue allocation by the 1st of November 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.