FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015


​This is the one!

Hamilton's Waikato Stadium will be the venue for eight matches during the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the second FIFA age group tournament to be played in New Zealand.

The multi-purpose stadium hosts five match days during the tournament, three of them group game double-headers on Sunday 31 May, Wednesday 3 June, Sunday 6 June. They are followed by a Round of 16 match on Thursday 11 June and a quarterfinal on Sunday 14 June.

With Waikato Stadium involved in this tournament, it will be the sixth time Hamilton has been part of a World Cup: Rugby World Cup 1987, 1992 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, 2011 Rugby World Cup and 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

On these pages, you will find a range of information about how Hamilton will deliver its part of the tournament. There is information on Waikato Stadium and how to get there, a brief history of the tournament, and a column from Waikato Bay of Plenty Football's Patsi Davies.  

As we lead up to the tournament, we will be adding content from city leaders, and information on how the Major Events Management Act will shape what businesses can do come tournament time.

The FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 New Zealand present Waikato sports fans with a chance to see the best football ever likely to be played in this country. The tournament has produced stars such as Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, and will feature players already signed to major professional football clubs around the world.

For more, visit the official websites:

Join the team!

Kiwis have the opportunity to be part of the New Zealand team at FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015.

The FIFA U-20 World Cup, world football's second largest tournament, is to be held in New Zealand between 30 May and 20 June 2015 and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) is looking for 1500 volunteers who are essential to make it a success.  

View more details on the Join the New Zealand Team page​.​

On The Ball

​On The Ball is a special regular bulletin of news, stats, facts and opinions on the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 New Zealand.

It’s specifically focussed on Hamilton, and how we’ll deliver our part of the tournament, which includes five match days.

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