7.05pm kick offs
Investec Super Rugby winds the clock back literally in its 25th season with a new family friendly kick off time of 7.05pm throughout the season in New Zealand. While the vast majority of games on NZ soil kick off at 7.05pm, there are also some 4.45pm kick offs to ensure that families can fully embrace the Super Rugby experience.
Brass bands and TMO conversations
You may hear some new sounds around New Zealand stadiums in 2020. Get ready to move and sing if you attend a Blues game with the Toppee Flat Brass Band on hand to belt out classic tunes at all their home games. Across every stadium in New Zealand you can now eavesdrop in on all discussions between the referee and Television Match Official (TMO). If you are on the edge of your seat wondering if a try has been scored or not, listen into the stadium PA to get the oil from the TMO.
Steak and cheese, please
Yum! The Hurricanes are offering fans the chance to purchase a meat pie for just $2 at all seven of their round robin games at Sky Stadium in 2020. The pies are available in two flavours – mince and cheese and steak and cheese – and are capped at just 750 pies per-match. That’s not the only innovation across stadiums this year though. The Hurricanes have also partnered with Fortune Favours to offer craft beer at all their home games and the Chiefs have a discounted food offering which will be announced shortly.
Get up close and personal
You now have the chance to get closer to your favourite players than ever before. Whether it is getting signatures in the Crusaders on-field autograph zone at Orangetheory Stadium after the match or giving the Chiefs a high-five as they enter FMG Stadium Waikato through the Whatanoa Gateway, don’t miss your chance to connect with the stars of Super Rugby.
Now for the best thing about live rugby - the atmosphere. From bopping in the Forsyth Barr Stadium zoo section to relaxing with the kids in one of the family zones across the country, there is something for everyone. And when your team snatches victory with a last-minute try, there is no better feeling than sharing the moment live with other fans. Those are memories that last for a lifetime.
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