Digital Ticketing Only from 2024
As we continue our journey to improve our sustainability, the Chiefs Rugby Club will only offer e-ticketing for the 2024 season.

You will need to download your unique ticket QR code for entry to FMG Stadium Waikato. If you purchase your tickets from the box office on game day, you will be sent an email or text link to download your tickets rather than receiving printed tickets as you may have in the past.

You can save this QR code to your phone as a pdf file, screenshot it and keep it as a photo, add it to your digital wallet, or print it and bring it with you to games.

We appreciate your understanding of this change and your assistance in helping us reduce our waste and improve our sustainability moving forward.

See below FAQs with answers to all your questions about game day at FMG Stadium Waikato.

FMG Stadium Waikato is a Cashless Venue
FMG Stadium Waikato is also a contactless payment venue so the primary method of payment is eftpos/credit cards through Paywave. Please refrain from bringing cash as it will not be accepted at all food/drink vendors.

Ticket and Seating Info


Transport & Stadium Info

  • Where can we park?

    Whitiora School, 38 Willoughby Street, Hamilton (First in first served basis)
    Plunket, 21 Richmond Street, Hamilton
    OR there is a FREE bus service. Check BusIt for more details.

  • Disability Carparking

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

    Special areas have been set aside in the stadium for wheelchairs and caregivers. Request details when booking your ticket.

  • Member's Disability Carparking - Gate 5

    We are advising our members who may use the Disability Carpark spaces in Gate 5 (on a first in first serve basis) at FMG Stadium Waikato, that there are new security measures in place:

    - Seddon Road will be closed at 6pm, so all vehicles that want to enter Gate 5 must approach via Rimu Street to Seddon Road.

    - Vehicles must have a valid disability carpark sticker - this will be checked at the Goldsmith/Seddon Road check point. From here you will be advised whether there is a disability carpark available in Gate 5.

    - Vehicles that enter Gate 5 will be subject to a vehicle search and your vehicle registration and name will be taken at the gate and all occupants must have a valid ticket/membership card prior to entering Gate 5.

    - Any bags that are taken into the foyer area may also be subject to a search.

  • Where is FMG Stadium Waikato located?

    FMG Stadium Waikato is located between Seddon Road and Tristram St Hamilton. Click here for a location map.

  • Is there a free bus to the stadium?

    FREE buses leave from Hood Street (outside the Knox Street carpark) at least 15mins from an hour before the game. Buses depart approximately every 15 minutes and travel via Victoria, Ulster and Abbotsford streets. Passengers will be picked up for any official stop along the way. Buses will depart after the final whistle and travel back to Hood Street. For more info, route map & timetable visit here.

  • Can I ride my bike to the stadium

    Cycling to the venue is encouraged. Bike racks are available at the rear of the Brian Perry Stand and access on event days is available with a valid event ticket. Bring your own lock.

  • What can't I bring into the stadium?

    Please refer to the FMG Stadium Waikato conditions of entry for venue entry regulations here.

    All bags are subject to search before entry to the stadium.

    Please leave the following restricted items behind as you may be required to surrender them to enter. We are unable to provide storage and surrendered items may not be returned. You can’t bring:
    • Alcohol
    • Commercially produced food and drinks
    • Glass containers, cans or thermos flasks
    • Sound devices that are considered by venue management to be a nuisance, including air horns, drums and whistles
    • Flag poles over 1.2m length
    • Bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, skates or scooters
    • Illegal substances or items
    • Signage, products, clothing or equipment considered by venue management to be offensive
    • Unauthorised promotional material including signage, products and clothing
    • Laser lights or pointers
    • Gang patches/colours
    • Weapons of any kind or items that may be used as a weapon
    • Items that may be thrown, e.g. bolts, marbles
    • Professional camera, video or audio recording equipment
    • Furniture, including but not limited to seats, sofas, sun umbrellas
    • Pets
    • Items that may be used for defacing or damaging property, e.g. markers
    • Items that could cause harm or public nuisance as determined by venue management
    • For safety reasons, pushchairs and strollers are not permitted in the stadium

    You're welcome to bring the below to a match provided that their presence or use doesn’t interfere with the event or disturb other visitors’ enjoyment. You can bring:

    • Personal effects such as a coat, small bag or small umbrella, as long as they can be easily stored under your seat or carried by you when not in use
    • A mobile phone, personal camera or electronic device
    • A disability assist dog
    • An empty drinking container no larger than 1 litre which can be filled at one of the venue's water taps
    • Home-made food such as sandwiches, fruit, biscuits or cake that is not in commercial packaging

  • Can I use my camera/video camera in the stadium?

    Personal photography is permitted, provided the images are for personal use only. Photographic support tools that may interfere with others’ enjoyment (selfie sticks, tripods, professional lenses larger than 200 mm, etc) are not permitted.

  • Can I smoke or vape in the stadium?

    In accordance with the Smokefree Environments Act 2003, smoking and vaping is not permitted anywhere inside the complex.

  • Can I bring my own food and beverages in?

    Yes you can bring a small amount of home-made food for personal consumption.
    • An empty drinking container no larger than 1 litre which can be filled at one of the venue's water taps.
    • Home-made food for personal consumption, such as sandwiches, fruit, biscuits or cake that is not in commercial packaging. Bottled water can also be purchased in the venue.

  • How do I purchase food at the stadium?

    You will need to bring EFTPOS or CREDIT CARDS to pay for food and beverages. No cash will be accepted to pay for food or beverages as FMG Stadium Waikato only accept CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS Bars and vendors will only accept payment made with cards.

  • Is there a family room for feeding / changing children?

    Yes, there is a Family Room located in the Brian Perry stand on the Level 2 concourse. This is at the gate 4 end of the concourse.

  • Can I purchase merchandise at the game?

    Yes you can purchase merchandise on game day. Merchandise stands are located near Gate One and on the concourse in the Brian Perry Stand.

  • How can I purchase merchandise?

    You can purchase merchandise using EFTPOS or CASH on game day. Alternatively, you can purchase merchandise online here.

  • Can I get a photo with my favourite player or a signature after the game?

    Yes, there is an autograph session after the final whistle on the Brian Perry Stand side. Fans that are situated in other areas of the stadium are welcome to walk around through Green Zone to the Brian Perry Stand for these autograph sessions.
    Please be aware that no one is allowed onto the field at all times.

  • How can I get assistance during the game?

    If you need assistance during the game you can text 256 and ASSIST followed by your message

Chiefs Fans at FMG Stadium Waikato