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“Like the footy used to be.”
Review of Rugby Park Stadium

Rugby Park Stadium
Ranked #27 of 45 things to do in Invercargill
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

Went to see Super Rugby Highlanders v Sunwolves. The first pleasure was a simple program for a gold coin donation rather than the ten bucks for a book full of ads that is sold at Australian games. One side of the ground is terraces, with grassy slopes at each end, fantastic. The crowd somehow managed to enjoy themselves and make plenty of noise without security guards everywhere, or idiots bellowing over the loudspeakers a'la Canberra Stadium. People are able to buy four CANS of full strength beer at a time, and yet everyone managed to enjoy themselves. Others could buy ice cream from a Mr Whippy van. The kids ran amok whenever there was a shot at goal, trying to catch the footy. Parents were happy to let them be kids. It was just the most fabulous night, proof that the 'safe', 'secure', sterile crap you get served up at bigger stadiums has made the game less enjoyable.
If you're a rugby lover and in the area, do yourself a favour and get to Invercargill for a game sometime.

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Reviewed January 7, 2017

Easily located, Rugby Park certainly provides the home base for the Southland Stags. With the aquatic centre right next door what a great sporting location for both home and away players/supporters.
Great viewing from anywhere in the park, although bring a jacket to counteract the cold southerlies that sweep through.

Thank Brenda B
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

Rugby Park meets the needs of a stadium. Many seating options including some covered seating. Various food options at rugby games and a great location close to town.

Bring a decent waterproof jacket and comfy shoes.

Generally runs for a few hours in the evenings on weekends. They often hold other events here as well.

Thank LarissaMariexo
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Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our local rugby stadium has a lot of charm. It is not too distant from the CBD. Hosts some very good games at Stags / provincial championship level, occasionally the Highlanders at the top level. Some great interschool First XV games over the years too. Sometimes hired out for other non-sport events also. If you are in Southland and get an opportunity to see a big match you will find the atmosphere congenial.

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Reviewed November 26, 2014

Very good venue for the rugby match with a great atmosphere on the day. New synthetic pitch look good

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