November 2, 2014

Pics: Inside the Chicago All Blacks game!

After 34 years the All Blacks rugby team finally made it back to the United States.

We flew in to watch them whip the Eagles 74-6. But it wasn’t about the match for me, it was about the hoopla that surrounded it.

Here are a few photos I took at the sell-out 62,500 strong game at Soldier Field, Chicago…

Chicago All Blacks

Welcome to Chicago!

No guns allowed

No guns allowed…

Chicago rugby

Crazy fans!

Soldier stadium

Soldier Field stadium. Imagine a stadium this beautiful in New Zealand. It would be the most iconic building in all the land!

Crowd goes wild

And the crowd goes wild!

All Blacks in Chicago

The pre-match hoopla at Soldier Field, Chicago

Cold

It was 4 degrees in the shade! (Love the cheering American behind me 🙂

Soldier field

Getting ready for the haka

Kiwis

The kiwis are in town!

Soldier Field rugby

Go All Blacks! I yelled. The muppets didn’t agree.

I’m in Chicago via Fiji thanks to Fiji Airways who fly out of Auckland and twice a week from Christchurch Airport to Nadi then on to LA with daily flights. A great way to get to America for South Islanders who don’t want to transit through Auckland :)

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