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Published: 2005-06-15 00:00:00

League fans wanting to go to the big game at the Waikato Stadium this weekend can leave their cars at home.

Environment Waikato is putting on a second special shuttle service from central Hamilton to the Waikato Stadium for the Warriors game after last weekend’s Lions rugby shuttle was a huge success. About 470 people took advantage of the shuttle service to avoid parking problems around the stadium on Saturday night.

The shuttle bus runs from the Transport Centre around the city to the stadium from 5.30 pm before the game and for an hour or so after the game is over to get everyone home again. It will stop at bus stops along the length of Victoria Street, Hood Street, Bryce Street and Norton Road on the way to and from the stadium.

Passengers can take their regular bus into town and ask for a stadium transfer ticket which will get them onto the stadium bus free. A $2 ticket to get home will also include a transfer ticket that can be used on any of the city’s late night services. Central city passengers pay $2 one way from any of the bus stops through the city out to the stadium.

Shuttles will run between the Hamilton Transport Centre and Waikato Stadium from 5.30 pm on the night of the game at 15 minute intervals.

The Council is trialling the service to encourage people to use buses for major events in the city, leaving their cars at home.