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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Jazz Tevaga of the Warriors and Marcelo Montoya of the Warriors celebrate victory with fans during the round six NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the New Zealand Warriors at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, on April 18, 2021, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

The New Zealand Warriors have confirmed their homecoming clash against the Wests Tigers in Round 16 has been sold out ten days before kick-off.

According to club media, it will be just the fourth time the Warriors have sold out Mt Smart Stadium for a regular season fixture, and the fastest-selling match since the club's opening season in the competition.

The Warriors have been forced to play on the road since Round 2 of the 2020 season thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

The official capacity is listed as 27,000, with every ticket already snapped up.

It will follow a bumper crowd this Saturday in the sport's return across the Tasman during representative round as New Zealand get set to face Tonga in a blockbuster at the venue.

The sell out comes despite the fact both the Warriors and Tigers are struggling on field.

“We’re so thrilled having Mount Smart packed for our members, fans, families and sponsors who will at last see the Vodafone Warriors playing at home,” Warriors' CEO Cameron George said.

“The resilience and patience they’ve shown has been extraordinary and the way they have embraced this occasion has been unbelievable."

“We put up tickets for the embankment at the northern of the ground earlier this week and they flew out the door while all the stands and corporate hospitality were sold out days ago."

It’s a wonderful tribute to our supporters who have shown how much the club means to them."

“We can’t wait for July 3, one of the most important and emotional occasions in our history.”

The game is set for 2pm (AEST) - 4pm (NZST) on Sunday, July 3.