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The Amazing Mace – tour dates, venues and times confirmed

Details of the BLACKCAPS’ whistle-stop tour of New Zealand to celebrate their ICC World Test Championship title win are falling into place, with all-weather venues now finalised throughout the country.
 
Members of the public, including children, will have the chance to be photographed with the iconic “Mace” trophy and selected BLACKCAPS, as well as collect posters and signatures when the tour begins on Monday morning (July 26) in Whangarei.

Design Your Own Mace
 
The tour will make its first stop at Whangarei’s Cobham Oval before moving on to Auckland’s Eden Park next Tuesday (July 27), after which it will visit Tauranga Intermediate School and Hamilton’s Centre Place shopping mall on the Wednesday (July 28).
 
Then it will be the turn of Taranaki and Manawatu fans to participate in the festivities on Thursday (July 29) - first, at the New Plymouth Golf Club and then at Palmerston North’s Fitzherbert Park.
 
The Mace tour will stop at Te Papa in Wellington on Friday (July 30) and then make a short flight that evening to Christchurch where, on Saturday (July 31), it will be on display at the Christchurch Town Hall.
 
The last day (Sunday, August 1) of the Goodbye Pork Pie-type road-trip will see the Mace presented to the Dunedin public at Forsyth Barr Stadium ahead of the final run to Invercargill – where the tour will end at Stadium Southland.
 
Further details, including media opportunities during the tour, specific BLACKCAPS expected at each venue, and medal presentations for those BLACKCAPS who participated in the ICC WTC but were not present for the final in England, will be advised later this week.
 
Please find below confirmed dates, cities, venues and times.

DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

CITY

Mon 26 July

10-11.30am

Fan activity

Cobham Oval

Whangarei

Tue 27 July

11.30am-1.30pm

Fan activity

Eden Park

Auckland

Wed 28 July

9-10.30am

Fan activity

Tauranga Intermediate School

Tauranga

 

2.30-3.30pm

Fan activity

Centre Place shopping mall

Hamilton

Thu 29 July

8-9.30am

Fan activity

New Plymouth Golf Club

New Plymouth

3-4.30pm

Fan activity

Fitzherbert Park

Palmerston North

Fri 30 July

7.30-9am

Fan activity

Te Papa

Wellington

Sat 31 July

1-3pm

Fan activity

Town Hall

Christchurch

Sun 01 August

9-10.30am

Fan activity

Forsyth Barr Stadium

Dunedin

3-4.30pm

Fan activity

Stadium Southland

Invercargill

BLACKCAPS Players & Staff 

Whangārei

Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Will Somerville

Auckland

Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Neil Wagner, Will Somerville, Jeet Raval, Gary Stead, Shane Jurgensen, Gavin Larsen and Mike Sandle

Tauranga

Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner and Shane Jurgensen

Hamilton

Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner and Shane Jurgensen

New Plymouth

Ross Taylor, Will Young, Doug Bracewell and Mike Sandle

Palmerston North

Ross Taylor, Will Young, Doug Bracewell and Mike Sandle

Wellington

Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra and Luke Ronchi

Christchurch

Henry Nicholls, Matt Henry, Todd Astle and Gary Stead

Dunedin

Jacob Duffy, Henry Nicholls and Matt Henry

Invercargill

Jacob Duffy, Henry Nicholls and Matt Henry

 

 

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