Past events

Hamilton has played host to some of the world’s premier sporting events over the years

HSBC NZ Sevens 2018

A sold-out crowd descended on FMG Stadium Waikato for two days of explosive rugby action, crazy costumes and a carnival atmosphere when the HSBC NZ Sevens came to Hamilton for the very first time.

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Rugby League World Cup 2017

Waikato Stadium was packed with passionate and vocal fans for two intense games of rugby league - Samoa v Tonga on 4 November, and New Zealand v Tonga on 11 November.

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2017 DHL NZ Lions Series

The city was buzzing as a 30,000-strong crowd, including a large contingent of passionate British & Irish Lions supporters, descended on Waikato Stadium in June 2017 for the Lions v Chiefs match.

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FIFA U-20s World Cup

More than 40,000 fans flocked to Waikato Stadium to witness the world’s top young players compete in eight matches across five game days in one of football’s biggest tournaments.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

The ICC Cricket World Cup was Seddon Park play host to three matches between South Africa v Zimbabwe, India v Ireland and New Zealand v Bangladesh – much to the delight of 28,871 passionate cricket fans who filled the venue.

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