COVID-19 update from Sky Stadium


We would like to take this opportunity to clarify what we can about the impact of COVID-19 on events at Sky Stadium. This page will continue to be updated with the latest information.

At Level 2, the Sky Stadium offices are open but some staff will continue to work remotely.  Access to Sky Stadium is only available to staff, tenants and pre-arranged contractors.  Please get in touch with your usual Stadium contact to make these arrangements. There is no public access to the Stadium. 

For any queries, please telephone 04 473 3881 during business hours or email 

A number of events at Sky Stadium have been impacted by this situation:  

  • Professional rugby will resume at Alert Level 2 with a new competition format - Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa. This competition will involve New Zealand’s five teams - the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders, and Highlanders – and has been developed in conjunction with SANZAAR, the Super Rugby clubs and the NZ Rugby Players’ Association (NZRPA). The five teams will play each other home and away over 10 weeks, with two matches every weekend. All matches will be played in closed stadiums (no access for fans). For more information and the full schedule read more here.
  • The All Blacks v Wales Test on Saturday 11 July has been postponed until further notice. New Zealand Rugby continues to monitor the situation around COVID-19 closely including its effect on the Bledisloe Cup match against Australia on Saturday 15 August. Read more here
  • The Wellington Phoenix games as part of the A-League are postponed. Football Federation Australia (FFA) has extended the postponement of the Hyundai A-League whilst confirming its intention to resume as soon as Federal and State Government Health and Border regulations allow. A further update will be provided in May 2020. Read the official FFA statement here.
  • New Zealand Rugby has confirmed the Mitre 10 Cup will now start on 11 September. An amended Mitre 10 Cup draw will be released in due course.
  • As a result of the National Rugby League’s decision to suspend the 2020 Telstra Premiership events in New Zealand due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Round 15 match between the Vodafone Warriors v Cowboys at Sky Stadium on Saturday 27 June 2020 will no longer proceed as planned. We look forward to seeing the Warriors back in Wellington in 2021. 
  • Wellington's Beervana festival originally scheduled for August 7 and 8, will now be held on November 20 and 21.
  • The Wellington Armageddon Expo scheduled for 10-12 April will be postponed until 1-2 August 2020. Read more here.
  • The Wellington Food Show scheduled for 22-24 May has been postponed to 30 October to 1 November. 
  • The Better Home and Living Show scheduled for 15-17 May has been rescheduled until next year. 
  • Other functions (such as conferences, lunches, corporate events) will be cancelled or postponed by the event organisers.
  • The Wellington School of Cricket (WSC) facilities will open on Wednesday 20 May. Bookings can be made via Book-a-Net from Monday onwards. Cricket Wellington emphasise that player and coach Health and Safety is a priority. WSC will be running with limited lane space until they get further guidance from the Government. For more information or further updates, click here.
  • We are not taking any future bookings for Stadium tours until further notice.

Procedures have commenced via the relevant ticketing agencies to facilitate refunds for tickets, parking and hospitality purchased for any cancelled events. Further information will follow for those events that have been postponed.

Please note, Stadium Members and Corporate Box Holders were sent an email from our CEO, Shane Harmon on Thursday 2 April. Please contact if you have not received this update. 

This is an unprecedented situation and the health and welfare of our fans, players, officials, volunteers and all stakeholders is our most important priority.

We will endeavour to keep fans up to date with information on this page when we are able.