New Zealand Rugby is set to continue rolling out the ‘SOLD OUT’ signs for the remainder of the All Blacks home matches in 2016, despite ongoing discussions about high ticket prices.
The Steinlager Series against Wales officially sold out today, and the NZRU say that more than 110,000 fans will have seen the All Blacks up close once the three-match series ends in late June.
“We’re really pleased that so many fans have taken the chance to see the team take on Wales in the Steinlager Series”, said Steve Tew, New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive.
The next opportunity for fans to see the All Blacks will be in the Investec Rugby Championship, with three additional matches against Australia, South Africa, and Argentina to come in Wellington, Christchurch, and Hamilton respectively. Tickets for the Investec Rugby Championship go on sale in two weeks.
“Given the demand we’ve seen to date I urge fans to get in quick to make sure they get the seats they want”, Tew said.
A crowd of 35,000 is expected inside the Westpac Stadium in Wellington for the Second Test between the All Blacks and Wales on Saturday night, and 2,000 temporary seats have already been added to meet public demand.