Fan Zone

FAQ VB Test Match

April 20, 2012
Kiwis v Kangaroos
Eden Park, Auckland

Gates open: 6pm
Curtain Raiser: Kick off 6.05pm
Main Game: Kick off 8.15pm

Redemption [re-demp-tion] n:

  1. The act of process of redeeming
  2. The state of being redeemed
  3. Atonement for guilt
  4. Absolution for past sins and/or protection from damnation

International rugby league is heading back to Eden Park in 2012 with confirmation the VB Test Match clash between the Kiwis and Australia will be played at New Zealand's largest stadium on Friday, April 20.  Watch as the Kiwis seek redemption and prove they are worthy of their World Champion status.

Rugby league crowds are certainly not newcomers to Eden Park. When the Kiwis and Kangaroos clashed in the 2010 Four Nations, there were 44,324 at the ground. That was the second largest crowd the NZRL had seen for a game, behind the 47,363 that watched the 1988 Rugby League World Cup final, also at Eden Park.  

The last time New Zealand hosted the Anzac Test was back in 1998. That year the Kiwis, helped by a couple of Kevin Iro tries, won 22-16 at North Harbour Stadium. But that's also the last time New Zealand won the annual fixture. 

Get in behind the Boys as they look for Redemption! 

Where can I buy tickets?

All tickets are on-sale via Ticketek - www.ticketek.co.nz / 0800 TICKETEK

Or from the following Mad Butcher Stores:

  1. MAD BUTCHER - MANGERE EAST
  2. MAD BUTCHER - GLEN INNES
  3. MAD BUTCHER - MANUKAU
  4. MAD BUTCHER - PAPAKURA
  5. MAD BUTCHER - ALBANY

  How much are the tickets?

As you can see from the map below -there are 2 different seating reserves.    A reserved which are in South and North Stand, and B Reserved which are in the East and West Stand.

Tickets are $49 A reserve and $39 B Reserve for an adult.

Children tickets are $15 regardless of the seating reserve.

This year we also have a dedicated Family Zone.  This Zone is Alcohol Free and has a family discounted price of $89 for 2 Adults and 3 Children.   These family tickets are $89 - a huge saving!

There are also hospitality packages available from Ticketek for those that want to make their night a little more special. 

Eden Park Map

Can I buy tickets at the gate?

We encourage pre booking your tickets as the game may sell out.  

You can buy these on-line, over the phone or at an outlet right up to the day of the game and print your tickets at your location.

Finally, if there are seats available, you can purchase them at the ground. 

How do I get to Eden Park?

NZRL has joined forces with Auckland Transport to make the trip to the game easy for our Fans.  Travel on selected Buses & Trains will be FREE when you show your pre-purchased VB Test Ticket.   For more information on this service please go to www.maxx.co.nz 

Eden Park is located in the heart of Auckland city and is well served by major arterial roads, bus and rail. Eden Park is centrally located in Kingsland only 3km from the CBD. 

NZRL strongly recommends the use of public transport to get to Eden Park as there is very little parking near the ground which is in a residential area. 

Travel Tips

• Use the integrated ticketing to Eden Park, your game ticket will allow you free use of selected trains and buses. Check the Maxx website www.maxx.co.nz for details.

• Use public transport or carpool with friends.

• If you intend to take a taxi, book early.

• If driving, leave plenty of time to get there, especially when travelling at peak times.

• Arrive early to avoid queuing - check Ticketek for gate opening times.

• Check your ticket and use the entrance specified - maps of the grounds and Ticketek should show where the gates are. 

Can I watch the game on TV?

There is nothing like watching the game live, seeing the players, feeling the wind in your face and the smell of cut grass, hot chips and liniment.  However if you can't make the game then you can watch it live on SKY Television - check guides for times.

The Radio Network will provide live commentary of the game.