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Vodafone re-signs as principal sponsor until 2026

Vodafone has heralded the dawn of the Vodafone Warriors’ back-at-home era by extending its partnership with the club to 28 years after re-signing until the end of the 2026 NRL season.

In an act of generosity, Vodafone New Zealand marked the moment by purchasing all remaining tickets for the Vodafone Warriors’ final clash of the 2022 campaign against the Gold Coast Titans at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday, September 3.

The tickets were snapped up by fans in little more than three hours after being made available through Ticketmaster on Monday morning. 

Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George said the club was thrilled to see New Zealand’s longest running sponsorship extended to almost 30 years, especially after the team’s Covid-enforced exile for the past three seasons.

Vodafone New Zealand commits to extending naming rights sponsorship to 28 years, with potential for renewal in 2026

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“We had a rough two and a half years with our players being unable to perform on home turf in front of their fans due to border closures,” he said.

“Vodafone really helped us through that and the atmosphere in the stands and within the team since we’ve been back has been unparalleled.

“We couldn’t ask for a better partner, one who helps us deliver an amazing experience for the fans and cares wholeheartedly about the team.

After three years playing mostly in Australia, Vodafone Warriors fans will get to go to the final game at Mount Smart for free

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“It was a tremendous gesture from Vodafone to buy the remaining tickets for our last game of the year. We can’t wait to see fans packing out Mt Smart once again as we put a line under our Covid exile and celebrate the dawn of a home season back in New Zealand.”

Vodafone New Zealand CEO Jason Paris believes the Vodafone Warriors are an important part of the fabric of New Zealand.

“It has been a challenging few years for the club, but when things get tough you need your friends and supporters even more,” he said.

“A long-term partnership like this goes well beyond just a monetary exchange. As we have always said, the Vodafone Warriors stand for something that we believe is deeply New Zealand – tenacity, resilience, getting back up every time you fall down, flair and innovation, biculturalism. These are all values we should be instilling in future generations, and values that we are proud to back."

To grab your tickets, head to ticketmaster.co.nz from 9.00am on Monday, August 29, 2022.

About Vodafone New Zealand:

Vodafone New Zealand is one of Aotearoa’s leading connectivity companies and we offer a range of broadband, mobile and technology products. We believe every New Zealander will thrive with access to the world’s best digital services and network technology. We maintain almost three million connections to consumer, business and public sector customers, as well as partner with world-leading brands to offer best-in-class ICT services to organisations in Aotearoa and beyond. Vodafone New Zealand is owned by Infratil and Brookfield Asset Management and we are now a partner market in the Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.co.nz

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