By Forsyth Barr Stadium | Posted: Tuesday August 22, 2017

Forsyth Barr Stadium is going to be buzzing on Saturday night when the All Blacks take on Australia in the second match of the Bledisloe Cup.

It’s going to be HUGE, so arrive in plenty of time to see our boys in black warm up and the pre-match show. Check out the official match programme for player profiles, big match-ups and heaps of stats and stories; look out for these on sale at the merchandise stores and around the ground. You can also get exclusive access to in-stadium cameras through the All Blacks’ app, make sure you always get the best view! 

To follow is some useful information so you get the most enjoyment from your Dunedin Test Match experience. Click here for maps of the city and Stadium and along with the information below, we hope all of your questions are covered. If there is anything else you would like to know please email [email protected] or for Ticketing enquiries call Ticketek on 0800 842 538. 

What parking is available around the Stadium? Limited car parking is available in the immediate area surrounding the Stadium. Access to the Stadium East End carpark is only for Forsyth Barr Stadium Members with parking permits. Traffic will be extremely heavy, so the closer you park to the Stadium, the longer it will take you to leave the area after the match. There is a walkway linking the wharf area from Wickliffe Street near the corner of Fryatt Street to Forsyth Barr Stadium. There is free car parking all around this harbour area.

Mobility Parking: There are seven marked mobility car parks available on a first in, first served basis in the East End carpark between gates E and F. A mobility pass must be visible within the vehicle and all car park regulations must be adhered to. Once these car parks are full, disability access is offered at the drop off point only within the East End carpark, the vehicle must then leave the Stadium grounds and park offsite. An additional overflow mobility parking space is located on Logan Park Drive near Gate C.

Mobility access:

Mobility access points to Forsyth Barr Stadium are:

· Speight's Stand (South) via Gate J (lift access available to all levels)

· North Stand via Gates C and E (accessible ramp)

 Road Restrictions: There will be road restrictions in place around the Stadium from 2pm.

Buses: Free shuttle buses will be leaving the Octagon central carriageway from 4.30pm at regular intervals until 7pm. Travel is free for any person presenting a match ticket, or match accreditation. Buses will drop off at Lower Union Street East. No food, beverage, or intoxicated persons on shuttles.

At the conclusion of the match, limited shuttle buses will depart from Lower Union Street East and return to the Octagon.

There are normal timetabled bus services from the city centre to the Albany/Forth Streets area. To check timetables go to www.orc.govt.nz. Bike stands will be available outside the Stadium for cyclists.  

Taxis: Dunedin’s taxi companies will be very busy so we recommend you pre book for both legs of the journey. Taxi companies can drop off and pick up on the north side of the Stadium beside Logan Park and may access the drop off zone in the East End carpark.

Where do I pick-up my tickets? Tickets can be collected prior to 26 August from all Ticketek outlets. On Saturday 26 August (match day), the Speight’s Stand Box Office (closest to Gate A) will be open from 10am for ticket collection and enquiries. The North Stand Box Office will be open on match day from 4.30pm.

Entering the Stadium: Gates open at 5:30pm. We highly recommend you arrive in plenty of time before the start of the match to avoid queues and to soak up the atmosphere! All patrons will be subject to a contraband search so please take note of the list of Prohibited Items below. The safety of our patrons at the point of entry and within the Stadium is paramount so please be patient when entering the Stadium.

Please note if you have restricted mobility, ensure you advise Stadium staff upon your arrival.

Please double check your ticket for the correct Gate entry into the Stadium. Have your ticket ready to be scanned on entry and keep your ticket with you at all times.

Once inside the Stadium, if you need assistance, please approach Stadium staff who will direct you to where your seat is located.

Forsyth Barr Stadium does not tolerate unruly behaviour. To report any incident please text 027 486 7859 with your aisle, seat row and number for assistance.

Entertainment: Match entertainment may contain elements of strobe lighting.

Patrons may not bring into the Stadium:

· Alcohol

· Beverages other than water in sealed clear plastic water bottles up to 1 litre in size

· Thermos flasks

· Glass bottles or cans

· Hot food

· Commercially produced takeaway food such as McDonalds, KFC, Subway, pizza etc

· Chilly bins, picnic baskets or large bags

· Illicit drugs

· Sound amplifiers including loudhailers and air horns

· Musical instruments

· Recording devices for commercial purposes

· Prams, strollers, pushchairs (limited storage facilities for these items are available, however the Stadium takes no responsibility for loss or theft)

· Dogs or other pets (guide dogs are permitted)

· Flares, fireworks, laser pointers, smoke bombs

· Compressed gas containers and aerosols

· Knives or other dangerous weapons

· Skateboards, roller blades, scooters or bicycles

· Chairs, stools or furniture of any kind

· Signs or banners that are obscene, offensive or abusive

· Flag poles of more than one metre in length

· Any item that may compromise or otherwise interfere with the enjoyment, comfort or safety of any person or security at the venue

· Any other item that Stadium Management determines may cause injury or public nuisance or inconvenience to any other person

For a list of other prohibited items please see the Stadium Terms of Entry.

Can I bring food and drink into the Stadium?

Food and Beverage Items Permitted:

  • Bottles of water with seals unbroken less than 1 litre
  • Homemade food - sandwiches, cakes, fruit
  • Special foods for dietary requirements
  • Baby food and liquids
  • Small tetra-pak fruit juices

Food and Beverage Items Not Permitted:

  • Bottles of water larger than 1 litre or with broken seals
  • All alcohol
  • All soft drinks
  • Glass bottles and cans
  • All commercial products - including crisps, takeaways, chocolates, lollies etc. This includes these being taken from packets and transferred into containers
  • Chilly bins or picnic hampers of any size, large backpacks

Am I able to buy food and drinks inside the Stadium? Yes. Throughout the Stadium, there are more than 20 food and beverage outlets offering a wide variety of snacks, meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Will there be an alcohol free zone? No.

Will EFTPOS be available? Will there be an ATM located anywhere within the Stadium? EFTPOS facilities are available at most vendors, however cash is a fast way to buy and get back to the game. There will be no designated ATMs or cash out stands anywhere, however you can withdraw cash (max $40) from any point of sale.

Can I take umbrellas into the Stadium? No.

Can I bring strollers, prams or pushchairs into the Stadium? No.

Can I bring a camera into the Stadium? Cameras are permitted but must not have a removable lens. No tripods, Go Pros, selfie sticks or video cameras are permitted.

Will bags be searched on entry into the Stadium? Yes.

Are you able to smoke inside the Stadium? No, the Stadium is smoke free.

Are you able to leave the Stadium and come back in? No, there will be no pass outs.

Can I purchase merchandise at the Stadium? Yes.

Have a fantastic night under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin!