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The Rugby game of Saturday’s Investec Super rugby Aotearoa between Gallagher Chiefs vs The Blues will be a good one for the Hamilton’s FMG stadium Waikato.

As per Super Rugby 2020 Schedule, Match will be kick off from the 7-05 PM and full crowd to be return on the stadium after the restriction due to Covid-19 effect back in March. It is the first of four Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa matches scheduled at FMG Stadium Waikato in 2020.

General Manager of Venues, Sean Murray Hamilton city says he is expect a good atmosphere so buy your tickets as early as possible and secure a seat to watch the game.

“We are anticipating a big crowd for this event, as we know there are lots of passionate Gallagher Chiefs fans who will be thrilled to be back cheering on their team from the stands. Blues supporters are also likely to make the journey down the expressway for the rivalry match,” he says.


“Our team and partners are equally as excited to welcome fans back to our venue and to get back to doing what we all love. We’ve been carrying out a lot of planning and work behind the scenes over the past couple of months in preparation for re-opening our doors to the public.”

Thery also said work on the contactless payment system was already underway prior to COVID-19, it was accelerated due to the pandemic.

“We’ve implemented and tested the contactless payment system earlier than originally planned so it can be available to rugby fans for the Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa competition. We are confident it will stand up to the demands of an expected bumper crowd at the Gallagher Chiefs v Blues fixture this weekend,” he says.


“To ensure fast, seamless service at our concessions, people should use Paywave as their primary method of payment.”

To much excitement going on and fan ready to cheer for Gallagher Chiefs club says Chiefs Rugby Club CEO Michael Collins.

“We are beyond happy to get our members, fans and stakeholders back in the stands at FMG Stadium Waikato to cheer on their Gallagher Chiefs.

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