This is the only Sunday NRL match scheduled at Mt Smart Stadium in 2018 so you’ll want to be front and centre when the star-studded reigning premiers the Melbourne Storm line up against the Vodafone Warriors. Be there as both teams put it all on the line on a day that will double as New Zealand’s biggest sports charity day. A Vodafone Warriors v Melbourne Storm is a ‘must-see’ for any sports fan and with tickets to suit every budget, we’ve got you covered.

This Sunday will be the busiest game day programme of the season so far with a range of activities and attractions built around ‘The Great Vodafone Warriors Charity Day’ alongside a football triple header featuring the club’s NRL, Instrust Super Premiership and Jersey Flegg Cup teams in action.

Members and fans attending the occasion will all be helping the Vodafone Warriors in their bid to fill the stadium. If it is sold out, the club will donate $50,000 to be shared among the day’s beneficiaries Shine, KidsCan, Paralympics New Zealand and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Sponsor Mitre 10 has also made a pledge on the basis of the attendance numbers while other sponsors and stakeholders are contributing in various ways.

Vodafone Warriors players and football staff have also climbed aboard by donating items and experiences which are being auctioned off or used in a monster game day raffle.

Suzuki has put up a Suzuki Vitara for a DROPIT auction at halftime in the main game while DROPIT will also auction a Vodafone Warriors fan pack during the break.

The well-established Woodstock ‘Kick for Cash’ will be another halftime attraction.

Vodafone Warriors members and fans can keep topping up the fund-raising drive by using the Vodafone text-a-donation service. By texting WARRIORS to 4483 you’ll be providing $3.00 to the fund-raising campaign (you can text as many times as you like).

Dominating the day will be the Vodafone Warriors’ battle with traditional rival Melbourne with the Michael Moore Trophy – held by the Storm – on the line once again.

Main Event Day features:

  • ‘Be the Band’ | “Goat’ performing in the Entertainment Precinct 2.30pm-3.30pm.
  • DROPIT auction for a Suzuki Vitara at halftime in the NRL game (valued at $34,790 plus on road costs).
  • DROPIT auction of a Vodafone Warriors fan pack at halftime in the NRL game (four tickets to Captains’ Club for Newcastle home game on August 10, signed Vodafone Warriors jersey, one night’s accommodation at SKYCITY in two twin rooms, $250 food and beverage package, watch team’s final training session and behind-the-scenes tour of Mount Smart Stadium).
  • Look out for our regular Woodstock ‘Kick for Cash’ competition, which has recently produced a couple of winners.
  • Presentation of the Michael Moore Trophy to the winning team after the NRL match.
  • Corporate Lounge auctions in support of ‘The Great Vodafone Warriors Charity Day’ | Items include:
  • Round of golf for two with Stacey Jones and Shaun Johnson.
  • Signed and framed Simon Mannering jersey commemorating his feat in setting record for most appearances for the Vodafone Warriors.
  • Kiwi captain Simon Mannering’s signed jersey from the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.
  • Gucci watch.
  • Corporate Lounge raffle in support of ‘The Great Vodafone Warriors Charity Day’ | Items include:
  • Dinner for two at SKYCITY with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Agnatius Paasi.
  • Round of golf for two with Andrew McFadden and Blake Ayshford.
  • Rehab game day experience for two for home game against Newcastle on August 10 including training with the rehab group, watching the game with the players and a food and beverage package.
  • Training day experience for two including being water boy for a field session, lunch with the players and watching a gym session.
  • Game day spot prizes in support of ‘The Great Vodafone Warriors Charity Day’ including:
  • Panasonic Viera 55-inch LED television.
  • Five $100 Canterbury of New Zealand vouchers.
  • Five SKYCITY vouchers.
  • Four family passes to Rainbow’s End and Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium.Three Mitre 10 gift cards.
  • Canterbury of New Zealand ultimate Vodafone Warriors kit bag.
  • Monster game day raffle in support of ‘The Great Vodafone Warriors Charity Day’ ($5.00 a ticket or three for $10.00):
  • Air New Zealand flights and accommodation including VIP experience for Vodafone Warriors’ match against Canterbury-Bankstown in Sydney on August 19.
  • Vodafone Warriors 2013 Heritage jersey (donated by Sir Peter Leitch).
  • Signed Luke Brooks boot worn in Wests Tigers’ win over Melbourne in SKYCITY Auckland NRL Double Header at Mount Smart Stadium on April 7.
  • TNT remote control truck.
  • Vodafone Junior Warriors 2013 NYC jersey (donated by Sir Peter Leitch).
  • Signed Melbourne Storm jersey from SKYCITY Auckland NRL Double Header match against Wests Tigers at Mount Smart Stadium on April 7.
  • Signed and framed Adam Blair boot.
  • KidsCan ‘The Starke’ European technology bicycle.
  • ACC Big Warm-Up and mini mod footy games in the build-up to the big game (Two games on simultaneously | Under-7s: Te Puke Tigers v Glenfield Greyhounds, Point Chevalier Pirates v Ngongotaha Chiefs).
  • Keep your eyes out for Tiki.
  • The Canterbury of New Zealand T-Shirt Cannon will be in business as usual.
  • Vodafone Stadium Live app is a great in-game tool. Download it.
  • Also play Grandstand Millionaire. Download Vodafone’s Stadium Live app to play. Your challenge is to guess the try-scorers in exact order in the Vodafone Warriors v Melbourne Storm game.

For the kids:

  • Harvey Norman Community Warriors Fun Zone:
  • JP the Clown and juggler roaming.
  • Smile Dealers and face painters.
  • Ronald McDonald House | Giant Jenga, Connect Four and Bean Bag Toss.
  • Shine | Canterbury of New Zealand tackle bag.
  • KidsCan | Noughts and Crosses.
  • Paralympics | Mini open day (long jump test, high jump test, ball throwing test).
  • Carnival activities | Cup and saucer ride, Ferris wheel, climbing wall, cars, jumping castle.

Getting to the Stadium

Travel on train services is included in your match ticket.


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Event Information

There are no general parking facilities onsite on game days. We strongly encourage patrons to use the free travel on special event bus and train services to get to and from the concert. View public transport information here.

If public transport is not an option, parking is usually available for a fee at businesses surrounding the stadium. Please be aware that if you park on a street or in a business that is subject to a later road closure or parking restrictions you may be towed or delayed from exiting. Signage will be erected on the applicable streets and information on these restrictions will be available on our website closer to the event.

Mobility Parking
Onsite mobility parking is strictly available for patrons who hold a current mobility parking permit. 
Mobility access can be accessed from the eastern side of Beasley Ave. Please present mobility permit to traffic control staff for access.

Where is my seat?
Your bay, row and seat number can be found on your ticket. Please enter via the gate specified on your ticket.
Row A starts closest to the field.

Gate Sales

Gate sales will be available from the Box Office at Gate B & Gate C from 3.00pm on game day.

Train services on the Onehunga and Southern Line travel to the Penrose train station, which is in walking distance (approximately 10-15 minutes) to Mt Smart Stadium. 
Travel on trains is included with your pre-purchased game ticket and starts 3 hours before the NRL kick-off and finishes when services end that evening.

Regular bus services will run - normal bus fare/passes apply.

Please visit the Auckland Transport website for more information.

Please retain your ticket for the ride home.

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

Smoke-free policy

Mt Smart Stadium in a totally SMOKEFREE Zone-Patrons must leave the Stadium grounds to smoke.

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.


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