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Game Day Guide v Chiefs

We're back at home tonight against the Chiefs for Good Friday! And in even better news, you get 2 games for the price of 1, with Matatū taking on the Hurricanes Poua at 4pm.  


For all kids at the game there is an Easter Adventure planned for between the games on the West End Village, so bring the kids along and there will be plenty of easter eggs to giveaway!  


Get yourself ready for a Good Friday!  But make sure you wrap up warm.  


Date: Tonight, Friday 29 March


Time: Matatū v Hurricanes Poua 4:00pm Kick off.

Crusaders v Chiefs 7:05pm Kick off. 

Gates Open 3:30pm


Venue: Apollo Projects Stadium


Arrive Early!

Matatū kick off at 4pm, so arrive early to catch the girls take on the Hurricanes Poua.

Beat the rush and arrive early to soak up the pre-match atmosphere. Gates open well in advance so you’ll have plenty of time to find your seat and get settled.


Make sure you are seated by 6:45pm to feel the Power of the Pacific!



Parking in the precinct tonight is reserved for full season (excl. seat only) Crusaders members only!


If you don’t have access to parking, make sure you leave plenty of time to get into the stadium in time! Or consider biking, ubering or getting public transport.

Gate Entry

Gate A & Gate B: Main entry gates.  There are members priority lanes at each gate.

Gate E: Golden Homes Family Entry


Ticketing Support: Head to the enquiries window between Gate A & Gate B


Make sure you adhere to the Conditions of Entry at Apollo Projects Stadium HERE - note there are restrictions on items that you can bring into the stadium, including sizes of bags.


Merch Sales

Make sure you are decked out in the latest Crusaders kit from our apparel provider Classic – you can purchase from the Merch box at Gate B, or Merch Trailer at Gate A.


Food & Beverage

Gates A & Gate B F&B outlets are open tonight!  Plus, we have the Kids F&B Unit next to the Players Tunnel, where Child members and the first 200 kids to purchase game tickets, can redeem their free kids meal deal.  Please note, there will be no retail sales from this back unit.  


There is a container bar on the West End Village, and a small pop up bar behind the East Stand.

West End Village

At the West End of the Stadium is the Members Club Rooms (exclusively for Crusaders Members), Food Trucks, pop up bar and the Golden Homes Kids area, including Rugby inflatable (subject to weather) and face painting!


Plus, we have an Easter Adventure for kids on the West End Village, and easter eggs will be given away between the 2 games!


Your Chances to Win tonight!


Bayleys Catch a Can: Catch the ball on the full during the game and win yourself a prize pack thanks to Bayleys! Prize pack includes a $50 Rebel Sport Voucher.  For the double header Bayleys is donating 200 cans to the Christchurch City Mission - that’s twice as many as they usually do!


Black Ferns Tickets: We’re giving away tickets to the Black Ferns game at half time of the Matatū v Hurricanes Poua game.


Catch a $20 Aikmans Voucher  with a signed Crusaders ball at Half Time!