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Homecoming: Record sell-out for Mount Smart return

The sold-out sign has gone up 10 days ahead of the Vodafone Warriors’ long-awaited Mount Smart Stadium homecoming on July 3.

More than 26,500 fans will be jammed into the stadium for the club’s first match at home in 1038 days since hosting South Sydney on August 30, 2019.

Outside the exceptional debut campaign in 1995, it’s the fastest selling-match in the club’s history, the first time a match has sold out so far in advance of game day and only the fourth instance of the stadium being at capacity for a regular season fixture.

Late today it was announced an additional 500 tickets have been released for the northern embankment. These tickets will be available for purchase only until 5.00pm tomorrow (Friday, June 24) through www.ticketmaster.co.nz

“We’re so thrilled having Mount Smart packed for our members, fans, families and sponsors who will at last see the Vodafone Warriors playing at home,” said Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George.

“The resilience and patience they’ve shown has been extraordinary and the way they have embraced this occasion has been unbelievable.

“We put up tickets for the embankment at the northern of the ground earlier this week and they flew out the door while all the stands and corporate hospitality were sold out days ago.  It’s a wonderful tribute to our supporters who have shown how much the club means to them.

“We can’t wait for July 3, one of the most important and emotional occasions in our history.”

The match against Wests Tigers is the first of four games in the club’s Homecoming Series with Melbourne following on July 29, Canterbury Bankstown on August 12 and Gold Coast on September 3.

The Vodafone Warriors’ only previous regular season sell out games were against Manly Warringah in 2007 and against North Queensland and Canberra in 2018.

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