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Warriors take first-round ticket prices back to 1990

NRL season is upon us, and to celebrate their season opener the Vodafone Warriors are turning the clocks back, and taking ticket prices back to the 1990s.

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What better way to celebrate your club’s 25th season than by turning the clocks back to the ’90s and dropping ticket prices? That’s exactly what Vodafone Warriors are doing for their 2019 season opener.

The Warriors will open the season with a clash against the Bulldogs at Mount Smart Stadium, kicking off the year with a home game.

In a New Zealand sporting first, until Sunday February 24,  all reserved seat adult tickets have been set at a price that puts them in line with what fans would have paid in the mid-to-late 1990s to attend games.

Then, from Monday February 25 to Friday March 1, the reserved seat tickets will increase slightly in price to early 2000s pricing levels. From there, every five days the reserve seat ticket prices will increase slightly to reflect a bygone era of pricing, culminating in 2019 prices on game day.

“To work out our prices, we’ve basically looked at the inflation rate over the last 25 years, taken this year’s pricing and worked backwards to determine what they would have been back in the day,” Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George says.

“We’ve set ourselves a key goal of delivering wow moments for our fans on every single game day in 2019 and this is just the start.

“We’ve got some other ticketing initiatives we are going to launch during the season.”– so expect more surprises to come.

With the Vodafone Warriors returning to their original 1995 colours, fans are being encouraged to ‘rock the retro’ gear while the match will also double as the annual Old Boys’ Day.

The season opening game day features two matches; with the Vodafone Warriors taking on the Bulldogs in the Intrust Super Premiership in the curtain-raiser (2.45pm kick-off) followed by the NRL fixture at 5.00pm.

Vodafone Warriors will open their season with a clash against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday 16 March. Tickets are on sale via