Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland is the home ground of NRL side New Zealand Warriors and has a capacity of around 30,000, mostly seated. It was the main venue of the 1990 Commonwealth Games.
The Stadium has two main grandstands – on the western and eastern sides, the newest of which was completed in 2005. There is seating at the southern end while a grass hill is situated at the northern end. Mt Smart Stadium reverted to its original name after it’s long-term naming rights deal with Ericsson came to an end in mid-2006. It has also previously hosted soccer with former NSL side Football Kingz playing at the venue.
As well as Rugby League, the ground has also hosted A-League soccer in recent times with Wellington playing their home matches at the stadium. In October, the 2017 Rugby League World Cup will be played at MT Smart when New Zealand face Samoa in what is expected to be a sell-out crowd.