The 2018 attendance figures revealed the Highlanders’ had the highest average home crowd across all five NZ Super Rugby clubs.

On average 15,667 people attended Highlanders’ home games during the season; a significant statistic given the southernmost club draws from the smallest population of all five clubs.

“To achieve the highest national average attendance for home games is a huge endorsement of the number of passionate fans we have in our region. It’s often said by the players and team management how much they appreciate our home fans and we certainly believe they are the number 1 in the country and when we see statistics like this it really just confirms it for us.” said Highlanders CEO Roger Clark.

“We certainly put a lot of emphasis on the event experience and we believe the whole entertainment package is the best of its kind at Super Rugby level and of course the Zoo is a very unique experience in NZ rugby terms”.

“Of course, we are extremely fortunate to have a covered stadium as it tends to produce great sporting spectacles. The games are always played in guaranteed perfect conditions, so we get to witness the full range of skills the players’ possess and again the stats show the ball is in play on average for more minutes per game at Forsyth Barr Stadium than other venues which is great for the fans”.

The Highlanders home programme in 2019 has seven games at Forsyth Barr Stadium and one at Rugby Park Stadium in Invercargill. The first regular season home game will be  against the Brad Thorn coached Queensland Reds in Dunedin on Friday 22nd February and will conclude against the Waratahs on Friday 14th  June in Invercargill.

Club Memberships for the 2019 Super Rugby season will go on sale on Monday 1st October and will be available to current Club Members to renew their seats before being opened to the public for new members in the middle of October. Club Members will be sent the renewal information via email.

Additional information on packages and pricing is available on the Highlanders website –


Friday 22 Feb             7.35pm            v Reds              Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Saturday 16 Mar         7.35pm            v Crusaders     Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Friday 5 April              7.35pm            v Hurricanes    Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Saturday 20 April        7.35pm            v Blues             Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Saturday 4 May           7.35pm            v Chiefs           Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Saturday 11 May         5.15pm            v Jaguares       Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Friday 7 June               7.35pm            v Bulls              Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Friday 14 June             7.35pm            v Waratahs      Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill


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