General Mt Smart Game Day FAQ

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I'll be visiting NZ this July, and should be able to make it to the Round 20 match at MT Smart. Any suggestions on the best seats at MT Smart?
 
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Raurimu Massive

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 26, 2012
2,875
Whangarei
If you like a different view and like being close to the action, you can stand at the North End - you can lean on the fence right behind the in-goal area. You see the game end-on, which isn't to everyone's liking, but there's a chance the match winning try could be scored by your favourite player just a few metres in front of you.
 
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mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
22,810
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Theres not a bad seat in the house. Just get there!

Upper stands have a good view but are a little removed from the atmosphere IMO. Dont really sit there much and even though Ive had season passes for the stands I always end up at the bottom. Went a whole season without even seeing my Upper West seat let alone sitting in it. Yelling at offcials and players is frowned upon. Good though if you want to watch the game with 18 odd thousand people in peace. Upper West is the 'sit and clap' brigade. If it's going to rain then both stands are a must or you'll be needing a $5 tarp and umbrella.

Lower stands are a great option with the best of both worlds. Lower East has a great atmosphere and has more of the banner waving diehards. Closest seats you'll get to the action and if your next to an exit will be the easiest seats to use the facilities. Lower West, especially the seats at the front by halfway are great for seeing the players close up as the bench sit right there.

North Stand are the cheap seats where you sit on the grass bank. As Raurimu Massive Raurimu Massive said, standing at the North end fence will at times have you witness a try so close its like the players have jumped out of your TV and scored on the coffee table. You'll have to guard your spot though as theres always someone behind you waiting to take it.

South Stand are the cheap seats that have seats! Best place in the house to drink your smuggled in alcohol and yell abuse at players and officials. Most of the crowd will join in. Still get to watch a good game but as with both North and South stands, you can be at the wrong end depending on which half it is and who's doing all the scoring. I usually follow the Warriors and sit in both stands. Tickets arent an issue there as you dont have to produce them for either stands.

When I take people from overseas to their first game I almost always get seats right at the front of the West Stand in bays 15-12. That would be the best place to soak in most the atmosphere. For a good view go to the Upper stands. Cheap day out, either North or South. As with all stadiums, food and piss will cost you your weekly grocery bill and half your mortgage payment so make sure you bring cash. Long queues for the cash withdrawal stand and they charge a fee though EFTPOS is availible at most food stands. Like I said, theres not really a bad seat in the house. You'll enjoy it no matter where you end up sitting. Hope this helps...

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North Stand fence. From the fence to the dead ball line is no more then 5 metres.

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View from the South Stand.

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Get pretty close to the action from the lower stands of both East and West. This photo I took from the East Stand.

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View from Upper stands.
 

Raurimu Massive

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 26, 2012
2,875
Whangarei
mt.wellington, that Nth End pic is so close to where I stand it's not funny! Only thing you have to watch out for down there is my pommie mate, who is used to English football crowds, and subsequently so freaken loud it's not funny. Relentless in giving the opposition players and refs a mouthful. Best place to stand if you can't get right up to the fence is standing right behind me - I'm such a short-arse I don't block anyone's view :(
 
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mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
mt.wellington, that Nth End pic is so close to where I stand it's not funny! Only thing you have to watch out for down there is my pommie mate, who is used to English football crowds, and subsequently so freaken loud it's not funny. Relentless in giving the opposition players and refs a mouthful. Best place to stand if you can't get right up to the fence is standing right behind me - I'm such a short-arse I don't block anyone's view :(

Gotta love that spot when we score, the opposition are standing under the sticks and the chant goes up, 'Hey [insert name], you fucked up, you fucked up...' haha

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Same spot. Micheal Witt scores on one of my favourite games at Mt. Smart ever.

This game...



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Chant time! This time it was Mark O'Meley in the crosshairs and he actually turned around and started to spaz at the crowd. Think it was a 'ate all the pies' chant haha. Good times...
 

Raurimu Massive

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 26, 2012
2,875
Whangarei
^^ Hell yeah, we've had Berrigan sliding in for a match winner looking us right in the eyes - complete magic. And a youngster from the Roosters U20 telling us to pull on a jersey when we yelled out they were a disgrace to league in general. My mate yelled back "5 years playing for Wigan seniors, arsehole" - he's never played league in his life, but they didn't know that, his Northern pommie accent was enough!

If you're down at that spot regularly, I'll hunt you out and buy you a beer bro - I'm easy to spot, I'm the one in a Warriors jersey.
 
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g.man

Warriors Bench Player
Feb 19, 2013
130
Lower East stand,even in the rain!,majority of the east stand are members so is always a well populated and vocal stand ,the closest you'll get to the action (almost as good as the old Railway stand at Carlaw park ,R.I.P). Just make sure you've got a mountain of cash as the price of four lion red's in warm plastic bottles is $30.
 

Miket12

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 20, 2012
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I'll be visiting NZ this July, and should be able to make it to the Round 20 match at MT Smart. Any suggestions on the best seats at MT Smart?
Do you mind telling us where you're coming from?
 

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
22,810
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
mt.wellington, that Nth End pic is so close to where I stand it's not funny! Only thing you have to watch out for down there is my pommie mate, who is used to English football crowds, and subsequently so freaken loud it's not funny. Relentless in giving the opposition players and refs a mouthful. Best place to stand if you can't get right up to the fence is standing right behind me - I'm such a short-arse I don't block anyone's view :(

Your spot has been ruined now mate!!!
 

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