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:
- The act of process of redeeming
- The state of being redeemed
- Atonement for guilt
- Absolution for past sins and/or protection from
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
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
Or from the following Mad Butcher Stores:
- MAD BUTCHER - MANGERE EAST
- MAD BUTCHER - GLEN INNES
- MAD BUTCHER - MANUKAU
- MAD BUTCHER - PAPAKURA
- MAD BUTCHER - ALBANY
How much are the
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
Can I buy tickets at the gate?
We encourage pre booking your tickets as the game may sell
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
Finally, if there are seats available, you can purchase them at
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.
• 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
• 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
The Radio Network will provide live commentary of the