The Hurricanes and The British & Irish Lions battled it out to produce an epic 31-31 draw in front of a capacity crowd of committed fans.
On a night that displayed a bit of everything on and off the pitch, the reigning Super Rugby champion Hurricanes showed their character to battle back from 23-7 down at half time to all but steal the result.
Scorers: Hurricanes 31 (Callum Gibbins, Ngani Laumape, Wes Goosen, Vaea Fifita tries; Jordie Barrett 3 con, pen). British and Irish Lions 31 (Tommy Seymour 2, George North tries; Ban Biggar 4 pen, 2 con). HT: 7-23.
The DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 is one of the most anticipated events in New Zealand since Rugby World Cup 2011.
In June and July 2017 the British & Irish Lions will take on the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians, every New Zealand Super Rugby team, the Maori All Blacks and the All Blacks. Be here to support your team and experience the electric atmosphere alongside thousands of passionate British & Irish Lions fans. OUT ROAR.
MATCH DAY TIMINGS
1.00pm - Public car park opens (please note there is no daily commuter parking on this day)
3.00pm - Ticket Box Office opens for enquiries and collections
5.00pm - Gates open; Stadium Members, Corporate Boxes, Corporate Hospitality
5.30pm - Gates open; general public
7.35pm - Kick off Hurricanes v The British & Irish Lions
9.10pm - Estimated end of match
UPDATE: The Stadium car park is now sold out for this event.
On Tuesday 27 June there is no standard commuter parking available in the Stadium car park. Event parking will commence from 1.00pm at a cost of $30 (please note there is a fee for paying by credit card or eftpos of .60c). Online car park bookings have now closed for this event.
Public Transport is a great and easy way to get to the Stadium. Trains will be running extra services both pre and post matches, and Go Wellington event shuttles will be running every 10 minutes between Courtenay Place and the front gates at the Stadium.
To save yourself time and stress on the night, check transport routes in advance and leave plenty of time for your travel to Westpac Stadium so you can kick back and enjoy the game.
Several road closures will be in place pre-event from the following times:
Road closures include:
Taxi and public drop-offs are not available on-site at Westpac Stadium at any time at the Hurricanes v Lions match on Tuesday 27 June. Taxi and public drop-offs are available at Bunny St (Wellington Railway Station) and the Thorndon Spiral. It is then a short walk along the Fran Wilde Walkway to the front gates.
Mobility drop-offs are permitted in the ground level drop-off lane on presentation of a valid Mobility Permit. Please have your permit visible at all times and ready to present to Police or Stadium staff on arrival. A people mover service is available to transport you from the car park to the front gates. Please speak to staff for more details.
BUSES & COACHES
All coaches wishing to drop-off or park for Stadium events require a permit from the Bus & Coach Association >>
Please note that demand is high for these events and there are strictly limited permits available on a first-in first-served basis.
Buses and coaches will not be permitted near the Stadium precinct and surrounding areas without a valid permit. There are no provisions for drop-off within walking distance to the Stadium. Any operators failing to comply will be denied all access to future Stadium events.
For the safety of all patrons, bag searches will be conducted on entry into the Stadium.
The Fran Wilde Walkway is part of the Central City Alcohol Ban area. Drinking and/or possession of alcohol is prohibited at all times in any public place within the Wellington city control area.
FOOD & DRINK
Standard entry conditions apply for food >>
Please note the Mezzanine Bar will not be open to the public for this event.
TICKET PICK UP
Ticket pick-ups for the DHL NZ Lions Series are from the St James Theatre only on Courtenay Place.
Pick-ups are available from the venue on match days only from 3pm, but we strongly recommend patrons collect from the St James Theatre prior to the event.
St James is open 9am to 5pm weekdays and 10am to 4pm weekends.