The 2019 NRL season will mark the 25th year the Vodafone Warriors have been in the first-grade competition! For the first time in seven years the team won't need to make the long journey to Perth and they won't have to make the trek to Townsville to face the Cowboys. In more great news, the first home game for the season is Round 1!

The Vodafone Warriors will play 10 home games at Mount Smart Stadium in 2019.

Four home games on Friday @ Mt Smart Stadium
Four home games on Saturday @ Mt Smart Stadium
Two home games on Sunday @ Mt Smart Stadium

Below is a breakdown of their full schedule


Round 1 - Sat March 16 5.00pm v Bulldogs - Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

  • Gates open 2.30pm
  • ISP kick-off 2.45pm
  • Main game kick-off 5.00pm

Round 2 - Sun March 24 6.10pm at Tigers - Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney

Round 3 - Sat March 30 5.00pm at Sea Eagles - AMI Stadium, Christchurch

Round 4 - Fri April 5 8.00pm v Titans - Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

  • Gates open 5.30pm
  • ARL kick-off 5.45pm
  • Main game kick-off 8.00pm

Round 5 - Sat April 13 3.00pm at Rabbitohs - Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast

Round 6 - Sat April 20 7.30pm v Cowboys - Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

  • Gates open 5.30pm
  • U16's kick-off 5.40pm
  • Main game kick-off 7.30pm

Round 7 - Thu April 25 7.50pm at Storm - AAMI Park, Melbourne

Round 8 - Sun May 5 4.00pm v Knights - Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

  • Gates open 9.40am
  • JF kick-off 10am
  • Touch kick-off 12.05pm
  • ISP kick-off 1.45pm
  • Main game kick-off 4pm

Round 9 - Sat May 11 5.30pm v Dragons - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (NRL Brisbane Magic Round)

Round 10 - Fri May 17 6.00pm at Panthers - Panthers Stadium, Sydney

Round 11 - Sat May 25 7.30pm v Broncos - Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

  • Gates open 2.30pm
  • ISP kick-off 2.50pm
  • Touch kick-off 5.30pm
  • Main game kick-off 7.30pm

Round 12 - Bye

Round 13 - Sat June 8 5.00pm v Storm - Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

  • Gates open 12.30pm
  • JF kick-off 12.45pm
  • ISP kick-off 2.50pm
  • Main game kick-off 5pm

Round 14 - Fri June 14 6.00pm at Titans - Cbus Super Stadium, Robina

Round 15 - Sun June 30 4.00pm v Panthers - Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

  • Gates open 12pm
  • Touch kick-off 12.10pm
  • JF kick-off 2pm
  • Main game kick-off 4pm

Round 16 - Sat July 6 7.35pm at Knights - McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

Round 17 - Sat July 13 5.30pm at Broncos - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Round 18 - Fri July 19 8.00pm v Sharks - Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Round 19 - Sat July 27 5.00pm at Eels - West Sydney Stadium, Sydney

Round - 20 Fri August 2 8.00pm v Raiders - Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

  • Gates open 5.15pm
  • NZAF v NZPD kick-off 5.30pm
  • Main game kick-off 8pm

Round - 21 Fri August 9 8.00pm v Sea Eagles - Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

  • Gates open 5.30pm
  • ARL College School Grand Final kick-off 5.40pm
  • Main game kick-off 8pm

Round - 22 Sun August 18 2.00pm at Roosters - Venue to be confirmed

Round - 23 Sat August 24 3.00pm at Sharks - Shark Park, Sydney

Round - 24 Fri August 30 8.00pm v Rabbitohs - Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

  • Gates open 5.15pm
  • Fox Grand Final kick-off 5.30pm
  • Main game kick-off 8pm

Round - 25 Sat September 7 3.00pm at Raiders - GIO Stadium, Canberra

Travel on trains is included with your Warriors match-day ticket. Head to the Auckland Transport website for more information.

Bag / Coat Check 
Unfortunately, we do not provide a bag or coat check. 

Smoke-free policy
Mt Smart Stadium is a totally SMOKEFREE Zone. Patrons must leave the Stadium grounds to smoke. This includes vaporizers and e-cigarettes.

Drugs and Alcohol Policy

  • Mt Smart Stadium complies with the Liquor Licensing Authority and prohibits the serving of alcohol to intoxicated or under-aged persons.
  • Intoxicated or under-aged persons who are apprehended with alcohol will be escorted from the premises.
  • Mt Smart Stadium maintains a strict ‘no drugs’ policy, illicit drugs are prohibited and will be confiscated at the gate.  Any persons apprehended with drugs in their possession will be escorted from the premises.
  • Incidents involving alcohol or drugs will be referred to the police where the situation requires it.

Lost, stolen or damaged property
Stadium management take no responsibility for any damage to, loss or theft of a patron’s personal property while on stadium property.

In extreme cases, a patron who exhibits unacceptable or disruptive behavior may be asked to leave the stadium. Failure to comply with a direction from Mt Smart Stadium staff, security staff or NZ Police to leave the event venue may render the ticket holder liable to arrest and prosecution for the offence of trespass under section 4 Trespass Act 1980 which is punishable on conviction by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 3 months.

Game will go ahead rain or shine. If rain is predicted, bring a poncho or raincoat as umbrellas cannot be erected within the venue.

Dress code

  • Clothing must conform to reasonable standards of decency
  • For safety reasons, footwear is to be worn at all times
  • We do not permit gang patches to be displayed.


  • If you refuse to present any of the requested items for searching, you may be denied entry.
  • We reserve the right to search vehicles entering the stadium.
  • Entry may be refused if a patron is intoxicated or under the influence of illicit substances.
  • Stadium management and its representatives reserve the right to request patrons to present any clothing, bags and other carried items for searching before you enter the stadium

Permitted Items (please check our website regularly for updates)

  • Small personal cameras and camera phones are allowed. Professional cameras, or any camera with a lens larger than a standard watch face (or exceeding 4cm in diameter).will not be permitted.
  • One sealed plastic water bottle (up to 1 litre). Please note that depending on the security requirements of the event, the lid may be removed and discarded on entry
  • Disability assistance dogs.
  • Banners, placards and flags no larger than 1m x 1m with sticks and poles detached before entering the stadium.
  • Small quantities of home prepared food such as sandwiches, fruit and baking.

Prohibited Items

  • Bags larger than 350mm x 300mm x 400mm
  • Video cameras and recording device (this does not include mobile phones)
  • Photographic devices with a lens larger than a standard watch face (not exceeding 4cm in diameter).
  • Prams & strollers
  • Selfie sticks
  • Go Pros
  • iPads or Tablets
  • Cans or glass of any kind
  • Strictly NO alcohol or illicit drugs
  • Branded or commercial food and drinks, including takeaways
  • Metal utensils, cutlery, etc
  • Chilly bins / Coolers
  • Dangerous goods
  • Fireworks, flares, lasers or flash lights
  • Knives, Tasers, Mace, Chains, Spurs or Studded Jewellery
  • Offensive weapons including, but not limited to, any object that may be used as a projectile such as glow sticks, balls, containers, etc
  • Air horns or loud hailers
  • Umbrellas or other sun/rain shelters
  • Furniture chairs or stools
  • Skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles or scooters
  • Animals (excluding service dogs such as guide dogs and police or emergency service dogs)
  • Any other items deemed by stadium management or the promoter to be illegal, dangerous or a nuisance to yourself or others

Please note that prohibited items will be confiscated and will not be returned. If in doubt, leave it at home. Stadium management and the promoter take no responsibility for confiscated items.