Sports Venue

Eden Park. The city's major stadium is the best place (in winter) to see New Zealand's sporting icon: the All Blacks, one of the best rugby teams in the world. More frequently, it sees the Auckland Blues, a Super 15 rugby team that plays professional franchise opponents from Australia, South Africa, and other parts of New Zealand. Cricket teams arrive in summer. For information on sporting events, check out What's On Auckland, a monthly guide available from the Auckland i-SITE Visitor Centre. Reimers Ave., Auckland, Auckland, 1024.

Ticketek. The big games sell fast through this ticket agency. 09/307–5000;