Event Info

HSBC New Zealand Sevens  |  FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
Sat 26 + Sun 27 Jan 2019

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FMG Stadium Waikato

Seddon Road, Hamilton, 3204.

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FMG Stadium Waikato, the spiritual home of rugby in Hamilton, is owned and managed by H3, a unit within Hamilton City Council. Completed in 2002, FMG Stadium Waikato continues to build on the proud history of the grounds it stands on.

Venue Capacity

The Brian Perry Stand has five levels which are home to function spaces including corporate lounges, function lounges, the boardroom, management offices, player changing facilities, retail concessions, media facilities and seating for around 10,000 for sporting events.

FMG Stadium Waikato has the crowd capacity for around 25,000. For the HSBC NZ Sevens this will reduce to 23,500. This is made up of around 10,000 in the Brian Perry Stand, 9000 in the WEL Networks Stand, 3500 on the Greenzone and 840 at the Goal Line Terrace.  The Stadium also has the ability to increase the capacity by 5000 with the addition of temporary seating on the Goal Line at Tristram St.

Venue Features

FMG Stadium Waikato has MOTZ Stabilized Turf – TSII™ which is the latest in natural turf surfacing. The synthetically stabilized natural turf uses revolutionary design combining sand-filled, fibrillated synthetic tufts and a dual-component backing. For more detail about MOTZ Stabilized Turf click here.

Maori culture and practices play an important role at FMG Stadium Waikato.  In 2003 the carved Whatanoa Gateway at the entrance to the stadium was unveiled.  The carvings on the gateway commemorate the ancient traditions and landmarks of the Waikato Tainui.

Parking at FMG Stadium Waikato

There is limited controlled public parking adjacent to the venue, however, as there will be large numbers of pedestrians on these roads we recommend avoid all roads near the rugby ground on event days.  For other parking options check out maps above.

Accessibility car parking – On event days mobility parking is available on Willoughby Street adjacent to Waikato Stadium refer to FMG Stadium Waikato Access Map. Mobility access is also indicated on this map. Please remember to display your mobility card on the dashboard of your vehicle.  There are additional mobility car parks available on Seddon Road between gates 3 and 5.  For safety reasons vehicle access to and from the accessible parking available in gate 5 and on Seddon Road may be restricted for up to 30 minutes both before and after the end of each event.

Special areas have been set aside in FMG Stadium Waikato for wheelchairs and caregivers. Request details from the ticketing company when booking your ticket.

Hamilton Taxi Services

Taxi pick-ups and drop-offs are possible outside the FMG Stadium Waikato road closure area.  
There are a range of taxi companies in Hamilton including:

  • Red Cabs Ltd 07 839 0500
  • Hamilton Taxis 0800 477 477
  • Waikato Cabs Limited 07 855 7676

Bus Services

Regular Hamilton City bus services will operate for the duration of the tournament.  For more information visit Busit! or call 0800 4 BUSLINE (237 5463).

Bus Parking

Bus parking is available adjacent to FMG Stadium Waikato on Willoughby Street.  Please contact FMG Waikato Stadium to arrange this.

Bicycle Racks

Cycling to the venue is encouraged.  There are bicycle racks available at the rear of the Brian Perry Stand, access can be gained on event days with a valid event ticket.  Patrons need to supply their own lock.

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