Warriors give away free tickets in wake of Christchurch shooting

Free tickets to Warriors opening match against Bulldogs

Free tickets to Warriors opening match against Bulldogs

The Warriors have recently announced that the remainder of the tickets for tonight's NRL match between the Bulldogs will be free tonight to the public from 12pm today.

"We are all devastated and in shock about what happened in Christchurch yesterday", Warriors CEO Cameron George said.

"Mt Smart (Stadium) is our home and a safe house for every New Zealander".

"New Zealand is hurting".

Security around Mt Smart Stadium will also be beefed up in the wake of Friday's attack.

"Please also take note of our Text Assist service where you can report anything directly to our Venue Operations Centre - simply text the word ASSIST then your message to 260".

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

It is unsure just how many tickets are left but the allocated tickets will be restricted to manage the crowd. We will not be deterred.

Ticketmaster have waived ticketing fees today.