The FMG Stadium Waikato is the home of the Chiefs in Super Rugby, and the Waikato Rugby Union in the ITM Cup.
The Lions faced the Chiefs at this stadium on 20th June 2017, where they avenged their last visit to the ground in 2005, where they were defeated by the Maori All Blacks, with a resounding 34-6 win. With Lions fans making up a large part of the 25,800 seating capacity, the electric atmosphere helped lead the British and Irish Lions to victory.
Local Attractions in Hamilton
The city of Hamilton is situated on the banks of the Waikato River, and is famous for its scenic walks, beautiful gardens, cafes and nightlife.
Lord of the Rings fans will not resist a trip to the Shire for a tour of Hobbiton. The 12 acre former movie set is open to tourists, who can get up close to 17 hobbit holes, including Bag End and Samwise Gamgee’s tree house.
The natural Waitomo Caves are a short drive from Hamilton and have been attracting visitors for over 125 years. The awe-inspiring cave network never fails to leave visitors with a sense of wonder and amazement. Tourists can enjoy an array of eco-adventures, from glow-worm viewing to black water rafting.