The Crusaders are one of the most successful teams in Super Rugby. Based in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, the team dominated the southern hemisphere competition during the 2000s and has featured some of the greatest players rugby union has ever seen. Join them and experience some thrilling matches by purchasing Crusaders tickets.
Crusaders: Background Information for Ticket Buyers
Crusaders have been a key part of Super Rugby ever since the tournament began back in 1996. Formed to represent the northern part of South Island, the team went on to become the most successful franchise of all, winning seven titles (despite finishing last the first year the tournament was held).
The team plays their home matches in Christchurch at the 18,600 capacity AMI Stadium in the Addington neighbourhood. With excellent Metro Bus connections to city centre hotels, and parking nearby, getting there is easy. And, when you arrive, you'll find Asian food, microbrews and favourites like hotdogs and fries. It all adds up to a truly special sporting venue.
Super Rugby matches run from late February through to the Grand Final in August, so book Crusaders tickets for a date that suits your schedule.
Classic Matches in the History of the Crusaders
As you'd expect from the game's most successful side, the AMI Stadium has witnessed some unforgettable matches in the Crusaders' short history. There was a hat-trick of Grand Final victories between 1998 and 2000 against the Blues, the Highlanders and the Brumbies. Then there was a dip, but the team came roaring back.
The 2006 final produced a nail-biting finish, as the Crusaders and the Hurricanes stood at 9-9 with 20 minutes remaining, but a late surge saw the Crusaders home. But above all, Crusaders fans will remember the 2011 fixture against the Waratahs. Coming just after the Christchurch earthquake, it was an emotional occasion and the team dominated, beating their rivals 33-18.
Whenever you watch the Crusaders, you'll see internationals displaying their skills. Over the years, the team has included legends like Richie McCaw, Kieran Read and Dan Carter, and the squad is always packed with talent.
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