Trafalgar Park is officially sold out for Nelson’s historic, first ever All Blacks Test match this weekend, New Zealand Rugby announced today.
When the All Blacks and Argentina take the field on Saturday night, it will be in front of a sold out crowd of 21,480 fans with Trafalgar Park’s capacity increased with an additional 14,872 temporary seats installed especially for the Investec Rugby Championship Test match.
New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Officer Steve Tew said the sell-out event set up the ideal backdrop to an historic occasion.
“It is a special occasion taking an All Blacks Test match to Nelson for the first time and we would like to congratulate the Tasman Rugby Union for their efforts in selling the match out,” said Tew.
“With so many fans descending on Trafalgar Park we would recommend planning to get in early and make the most of the occasion.”
This Test is the All Blacks third in the Investec Ruby Championships, after back-to-back wins against Australia to retain the Bledisloe Cup last month. The squad heads to Wellington next week to host South Africa in the last home Test match of 2018.
All Blacks fans will have the chance to meet the players with a number of events planned in Nelson on Friday 7 September.
A public signing session will take place at former All Black Wyatt Crockett’s Stirling Sports store, a Coin Rugby competition at the Nelson ASB branch and a free public sausage sizzle at the 1903 Square will give fans plenty of opportunity to mix and mingle players. All events start at 10am and those fans who have missed out on tickets may be in luck with some prizes on offer at ASB and the Square event.
ALL BLACKS TEAM NAMED
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With Trafalgar Park sold out, the only remaining opportunity to see the All Blacks in New Zealand this year is in Wellington (v South Africa, 15 September).
Tickets should only be purchased from allblacks.com.
ALL BLACKS CAPITAL BOUND – not for publication but media note
The All Blacks complete their domestic schedule in Wellington next week. On arrival to the Capital the All Blacks will head along to the eighth annual Air New Zealand Rippa Rugby Challenge which features 200 young rugby stars. At Saturday’s Test, both the All Blacks Sevens and Black Ferns Sevens will be acknowledged for their World Cup winning achievements earlier in the year.
INVESTEC RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP
All Blacks v Argentina
8 September 2018, Trafalgar Park, Nelson.
Gates open 5.30pm
WATCH & FOLLOW
The match will be broadcast live on SKY Sport 1.
Follow team and live match updates on twitter @allblacks.