One NZ Warriors v Sharks - Go Media Stadium Mt Smart

  • Friday 8 March 2024
  • Kick off 8.00pm
  • First game of the 2024 season

Go Media Stadium Welcomes New NRL Season

The One NZ Warriors kick off their 2024 NRL Season with a home game clash at the 'fortress' Go Media Stadium Mt Smart.

Experience the return of NRL to Auckland as the Warriors look to continue their blistering form from the 2023 season. 

Home Advantage

The Warriors kick off their season at home for the first time since 2019 and for only the third time in the last 15 years.

With an incredible home record last season and an average of 21 points scored every home game, you don't want to miss this. 

Get your tickets here:

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Know Your Venue

Get to know Go Media Stadium before you arrive:


Warriors home matches are held at Go Media Stadium Mt Smart. Located in Penrose, Auckland. You can find directions to the venue here.


Gates open at 5.00pm. The NSW curtain raiser kicks off at 5.15pm, with the Warriors kicking off at 8.00pm. The match is expected to end around 10.00pm.   

For a full breakdown of items please visit our conditions of entry here.

Please note the below advice for the dress code and for bringing signs and umbrellas into the venue.


  • For safety reasons, footwear is to be worn at all times.
  • We do not permit gang patches or gang paraphernalia to be displayed.
  • No high-visibility vests or clothing may be worn.

It's easy to reach Go Media Stadium on public transport with bus and train services from the City Centre and beyond. Our nearest train station is Penrose, from there it is around a 15 minute walk to the stadium.

Here is Auckland Transport's guidance for reaching Go Media Stadium.

Plan your journey using the Auckland Transport website here.

The official ticketing agent for the Warriors is Ticketmaster. Tickets can be purchased here

We cannot guarantee the validity or authenticity of tickets purchased from third party sellers such as Viagogo or individuals selling on other online marketplaces. Non-valid tickets will be refused entry. 

The Box Office is located at Gate B and will be open from 3.30pm on match day. 

Yes you can. Apply to volunteer for this match here. We wouldn't be able to do what we do without our volunteers! And we are always looking for as many volunteers as possible. Volunteering can be a great way to get experience for your resume, and help your community out at the same time. 

Families of all ages are welcome at Warriors matches. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times and have purchased a valid ticket.  

Children aged 2 and under can enter for free but must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap. 

Children aged two years old and under don’t require a ticket as long as they sit on an accompanying adult’s lap.  If the child is occupying a seat, a ticket needs to be purchased.  A ‘child’ ticket is required for any children aged between 3-15, as per their age on the day of the match. 

Please refer to your ticket and enter only via the gate shown on your ticket. Stadiums staff, volunteers and wayfinding signage will assist you with directions upon arriving at the venue. 

Go Media Stadium Mt Smart is a mobility friendly venue. To book an accessible ticket or enquire around accessibility seating please call the Ticketmaster Contact Centre on 09 970 9711 or visit

Tickets will be sent out closer to the event. Please contact Ticketmaster for any ticketing queries or visit

In the interest of patron safety, there will be some road closures in place for this concert. 

Road Closures​ 
The following roads will be closed to unauthorised vehicles for this event: 

  • Beasley Avenue – closed from 6:30PM to 11:00PM 
  • Maurice Road – closed from 8:00PM to 11:00PM 
  • O’Rorke Road – Stop/Go controllers and speed restrictions. Left turn from Church St. eastbound closed – from 8:00PM to 11:00PM 

In the interest of patron safety, there will be some parking restrictions in place for this event. 

Parking Restrictions​ 
There will be no public parking available on the following roads for this event: 

  • Western kerb: No Parking from 2:30PM to 11:00PM

  • Eastern kerb: Mobility permit holders only from 2:30PM to 11:00PM (On a first come, first served basis)

Go Media Stadium Mt Smart is a mobility friendly venue. Mobility parking is on a first-in, first-served basis along the Eastern curb of Beasley Ave. We also have a limited number of spaces available in the main carpark for mobility card holders once Beasley Ave. is full.

Dedicated coach parking is not available for this event. 

The dedicated mobility entrance gates are Gate B or Gate C. There will also be mobility volunteers onsite to assist with golf carts to help get you to your seat once inside the venue. You can identify our friendly mobility volunteers by their blue hi-vis jackets. 

Banners, flags (without poles) and posters made from soft materials such as cloth, cardboard or paper are permitted. Signs should not be larger than A1 in size and must not obstruct the view of other patrons.

Larger banners and flags with poles will only be allowed into the venue once they have been reviewed and approved by the stadium security team before arrival to the gate. Please email us at to seek approval before matchday.

Banners that exceed the maximum size or that have not been approved may be denied entry.

Yes, umbrellas are permitted for sporting events. Patrons are not permitted to open umbrellas while in their seats.

There are no pass outs for Warriors matches. If you exit the venue, you will not be able to re-enter.

Yes, there are multiple points on site to purchase Warriors merchandise on site, including the Superstore located near Gate C. 

Yes. Unless specifically stated the match will take place rain, hail or shine. Go Media Stadium is predominately an uncovered venue so please be prepared with a poncho or raincoat should wet weather be forecasted.