Warriors give away free tickets in wake of Christchurch shooting

Free tickets to Warriors opening match against Bulldogs

Warriors give away free tickets in wake of Christchurch shooting

The Warriors are giving away tickets to their NRL season opener against the Bulldogs today to give fans the opportunity to stand together following the Christchurch terror attack.

"For the remainder of the day all tickets to the game will be free of charge", Warriors CEO Cameron George told reporters. Mt Smart can hold 30,000 spectators.

"New Zealand is hurting".

The Warriors will wear black armbands and a minute's silence will also be observed by both teams before kick-off. The New Zealand national anthem will also be played.

"In light of yesterday's tragic events in Christchurch, we have proactively worked with the relevant agencies to enhance the security measures in place at Mt Smart Stadium for today's event", he said.

It is unsure just how many tickets are left but the allocated tickets will be restricted to manage the crowd.

If fans who access free tickets from midday are charged fees, Ticketmaster will refund those fees in the coming days.

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