Super Rugby final sold out
Saturday's Super Rugby final is sold out after hundreds of Chiefs supporters lined up outside Waikato Stadium this morning for tickets.
The ticket booths did not open until 8am, but loyal Chiefs fans were at the stadium from 2am this morning.
By 6am a long queue had already formed.
One of the first in line was Hamilton father-of-three Koro Samuels, who admitted he may be a little late for work today with Waikato District Health Board's Te Puna Oranga.
''I know getting here at 2am may seem a little ridiculous but I have three kids at home who will never forgive me if I don't come home with tickets,'' he said.
''This is really important to us.''
By 8:10am he had the tickets safe in his hands, that were shaking so much he could barely hold them.
"I can barely speak, I am so excited," he said.
"This is an unreal feeling.
"This has been worth the early start. Chiefs all day evey day."
Bev Hellyer drove in from Raglan this morning and was in the queue at 6.15am.
''I thought that maybe the crowds would start to arrive by 6.30am and was quite shocked by the amount of people already in line when I got here,'' she said.
''But it's all worth it, isn't it?''
- Waikato Times