Know your options and plan ahead
From Auckland Transport
Transport options for the FIFA U-20 World Cup
If you intend to travel to the FIFA U-20 World Cup at North Harbour Stadium on Tuesday night, plan your trip in advance and allow extra time as the roads will be busy due to peak traffic. Limited parking is available around the stadium.
Public transport is also a good option for Aucklanders to get to the football.
New Zealand plays USA tomorrow night at 7pm at North Harbour Stadium. Public transport to the event is included with your match ticket.
Auckland Transport’s Operations Manager – Special Events Logan Christian says special event buses will run from the central city, Takapuna and Henderson to get fans to and from the stadium. “The buses will generally run along the Northern Busway ensuring a smooth trip.”
Services will depart from Quay St in the city (stop 7301 near Queen St) from 5pm, as well as from Takapuna and Henderson.
Full details here: https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/events/fifa-u-20-world-cup-2015/#Matches
After the match all event buses will depart from directly outside the stadium on Don McKinnon Drive.
Travel on trains to Britomart, to connect with a bus to the stadium, is also included with match tickets. You can travel from 3 hours prior to kick-off until the last train service of the night.
Mr Christian says: “Whether you are taking the bus or driving to the venue tomorrow night it is important that you allow plenty of time to get there because traffic will be heavy at that time of night.”
Check out the site for the FIFA U-20 World Cup: http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/