Hurricanes unveil 2018 Theme Nights


Beauden Barrett bobble-heads and a Captain Hurricane mascot makeover will help kick off the Hurricanes 2018 Investec Super Rugby home-run, while a Fan Appreciation night will round out the regular season.

The club wants fans to participate in their season like never before and share in the Hurricanes' successes, challenges and traditions.

Investec Super Rugby comes to Wellington's Westpac Stadium on March 10 where fans will be treated to a block-buster home opener against the defending champion Crusaders, a match that may well double as a significant milestone for the world's best player.

Barrett enters the 2018 season on 97 caps for his club and all going to plan he will hit 100 at Our House, Westpac Stadium, on Opening Night.

The Hurricanes will mark the occasion with a Beauden Barrett bobble-head giveaway for the first 500 kids through the gates and Captain Hurricane will be on hand to help celebrate with a milestone of his own before kick-off.

Other themes for 2018 at Our House,  Westpac Stadium will include College Night (March 24 v Highlanders), Derby Night (April 13 v Chiefs), Festival Night (April 27 v Sunwolves), Retro Night (May 5 v Lions), Club Night (May 18 v Reds) and Fan Appreciation Night (July 7 v Blues).

As if that's not enough, the Hurricanes will also celebrate Bay Night at McLean Park in Napier when the club hosts the Sharks on April 6.

Aside from the rugby product each theme night will aim to create affordable memories for fans through interactive giveaways and an array of match entertainment.

Hurricanes seven game memberships will remain on sale through until the end of March and are available from Adults start at just $129 and Kids $49. Membership numbers continue to rise with close on 5,700 members already on board for the 2018 campaign.

Three match Try Pack memberships and tickets to individual matches went on sale to the public from 9am this morning. The club has listened to fans and fees associated with purchasing tickets will now be absorbed in the price of the tickets in 2018.

Individual match tickets start at just $23.50 for Adults and $11.50 for Children while the ever popular Family Zone 1 Adult + 1 Child offer is priced at $30.

Hurricanes fans are urged to only purchase tickets through official seller Ticket Direct. When purchasing from unauthorised sellers or resellers such as Viagogo or through Facebook you risk paying significantly inflated prices, receiving no ticket or a fake, being turned away at the venue or not getting the seats you've ordered.


Details of the theme nights for the Hurricanes 2018 home matches are:


-         Opening Night: Crusaders, March 10

o   First 500 kids to receive a Beauden Barrett bobble head

o   Be there for Captain Hurricane's mascot makeover


-          College Night: Highlanders, March 24

o   Celebrate your school pride with the Hurricanes squad

o   Commemorative College Night poster


-           Bay Night  - McLean Park, Napier: Sharks, April 6

o   Help us celebrate our provincial roots in the Hawkes Bay

o   Attend our Open Captain's Run on Thursday, April 5

o   Help us name the Hurricanes all-time Hurricanes Magpie XV

o   Tickets for this match go on public Monday February 19


-          Derby Night: Chiefs, April 13

o   Be our home advantage on Derby Night as the Chiefs come to town


-          Festival Night: Sunwolves, April 27

o   Join in a celebration of Japanese culture


-          Retro Night: Lions, May 5

o   Wind back the clock as we celebrate 22 years of Hurricanes rugby

o   First fans through the gate will receive a commemorative Retro Night tee

o   Special $19.96 Silver ticket offer will be available for a limited time to celebrate the year the Hurricanes were established (1996)

o   Wear your Hurricanes retro jersey for a chance to win a jersey upgrade


-          Club Night: Reds, May 18

o   Celebrate the important part our clubs play in the development of the Hurricanes

o   Free Club Night poster for fans early through the gates

o   All Wellington Rugby junior registered club players will receive a free ticket to the match

o   Discounted $18.50 ticket offer for all Wellington Rugby club stakeholders

o   Wear your club jersey for the chance to win a jersey upgrade

o   Half time junior club relay race

o    Post match Hurricanes club photo on the pitch including the team, fans and members (weather permitting)


-          Fan Appreciation Night: Blues, July 7

o   A chance to celebrate the support of our members and fans who back us week in week out

o   Be in to win prizes thanks to our Hurricanes family of sponsors

o   Free commemorative rally towel for the first 5,000 fans through the gate

o   Personalised Platinum Members photo opportunity in the Members' Lounge