General Warning: West Tigers v Warriors @ Wellington

Dixpat

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Feb 3, 2014
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Be careful if you are booking flights to this game.

I am aware of a strong rumour that the game is being moved forward to Saturday 29th at 5pm

I also understand that Air New Zealand have no flights out of Wellington after around 7.30pm that night so a stay over might be required

So much for setting a draw so that fans can make travel plans well in advance
 

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
22,810
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Be careful if you are booking flights to this game.

I am aware of a strong rumour that the game is being moved forward to Saturday 29th at 5pm

I also understand that Air New Zealand have no flights out of Wellington after around 7.30pm that night so a stay over might be required

So much for setting a draw so that fans can make travel plans well in advance
Is there a conflict with another game or event???
 

Dixpat

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The Phoenix were scheduled to play on Saturday and I understand that they are moving their game to Sunday - "rotation"
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Don't see it happening myself. Not that I doubt you Dixpat Dixpat but it would get the Warriors offside with far too many people. There are Grab-a-Seat planes locked and loaded for the event and it would also involve a rejig of the whole NRL schedule as well. I dont know???
 
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Gee

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May 3, 2012
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Don't see it happening myself. Not that I doubt you Dixpat Dixpat but it would get the Warriors offside with far too many people. There are Grab-a-Seat planes locked and loaded for the event and it would also involve a rejig of the whole NRL schedule as well. I dont know???
Won't bother me as we booked to go down Saturday so we could watch The phoenix game at 5pm Saturday. I see the grab a seat flight is no longer showing on the Grab a seat site, either sold out or pulled???????
I agree with you Mt Wellington, changing the date at this stage would piss a heap of people off, not just Warriors fans but also Tigers fans who had decided to cross the ditch to watch the game.
 
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snake77

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Jul 12, 2013
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Auckland
Might be a novel way to increase crowd numbers for the Phoenix though ...
Instead of I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out. I went to a rugby league game and a game of football broke out.;)

If this is happening this is a bad look. Like mentioned previously the supporters of both sides flying in from across NZ or from overseas; most of them most likely would probably be flying in and out quickly for the weekend.

I've used to travel to Wellington quite a bit for work and often booked either on short notice or a few weeks out. Often if there is an event on it can get difficult to find accommodation. So as well as changing flights a lot of people have the stress of changing their accommodation as well.
 

Wellington Warrior

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May 15, 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
Have been trying to get the warriors to give an answer when the bloody tickets go on sale for the capital clash... No response at all!!! Friggen hopeless!!

After the noise the Phoenix have been making about building their own stadium this week and now denying it, this could be the stadiums way of trying to bend over and keep the Phoenix happy by moving to a Sunday arvo game??
 

BA-AD Luck

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May 18, 2012
766
Have been trying to get the warriors to give an answer when the bloody tickets go on sale for the capital clash.
I believe they have to wait for the NRL to release the ticket prices etc. I was told early Feb last week via email from the club.
"Dragons tickets should be on sale in the next week or so we are just waiting on the NRL one that one, but all members will be notified for a presale."
 

Gee

1st Grade Fringe
May 3, 2012
271
Be careful if you are booking flights to this game.

I am aware of a strong rumour that the game is being moved forward to Saturday 29th at 5pm

I also understand that Air New Zealand have no flights out of Wellington after around 7.30pm that night so a stay over might be required

So much for setting a draw so that fans can make travel plans well in advance
Can you shed any more light on this rumour, where the information came from and the reasoning behind the change?
Would effect Adelaide United and their supporters as well
 
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Dixpat

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Like any good journalist one needs to keeps one source private but...

...yesterday morning Grabaseat had 79 seats available on their flights ex Auckland and later in the day the promotion was pulled

Also re tickets not being available until NRL set the prices - I purchased tickets for the Bulldogs v Warriors @ Hamilton on 18 May on Friday. It would be odd that the NRL set prices for games 2 months after the West Tigers game but hadn't done so for this one
 
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Dixpat

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I have just found this draw posted on a West Tigers fans forum dated 4 Dec 2013

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Something is not quite right here and supporters need an explanation
 
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SilentOne

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Aug 16, 2012
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i wouldn't be putting blame entirely on the warriors, at the end of the day the decision to move the day could be completely out of their control.
 
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tajhay

Negative Nancy
Mar 30, 2012
10,498
Sydney
I have just found this draw possted on a West Tigers fans forum dated 4 Dec 2013

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Something is not quite right here and supporters need an explanation
that draw looks to be created be a member of that forum and may have messed up the dates. Besides the grabaseat available seats going missing is there any other reason why you believe the dates have been switched?
 

Dixpat

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i wouldn't be putting blame entirely on the warriors, at the end of the day the decision to move the day could be completely out of their control.

I am not blaming any one - I am warning fans not to book flights etc. to Wellington until they are sure of the date & time of the game
 
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Dixpat

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Feb 3, 2014
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that draw looks to be created be a member of that forum and may have messed up the dates. Besides the grabaseat available seats going missing is there any other reason why you believe the dates have been switched?

Strange that they messed up the date we are talking about and on which I received an unsolicited comment yesterday

My post was in good faith & you are free to heed or reject the warning as you see fit - it worries me not what you do
 

tajhay

Negative Nancy
Mar 30, 2012
10,498
Sydney
My post was in good faith & you are free to heed or reject the warning as you see fit - it worries me not what you do

Im not doubting you mate, just wanted to know what you were basing the change of schedule on.


on which I received an unsolicited comment yesterday
Thanks for that, you didnt tell us that earlier.
 

drake83

1st Grade Fringe
Jan 14, 2013
1,266
Palmerston North
Has anyone been able to get tickets to this game yet? My mrs has been looking everywhere for some tickets to this game. Doesnt worry me what day it it is can drive there.
 

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