In a single destination, the multi-functional stadium will cater for a range of recreational activities, particularly large-scale local, national and international events.

The stadium will be a leading venue for sport and entertainment in New Zealand.

With its state-of-the-art design, the stadium will be a leading venue for sport and entertainment in New Zealand. It will also attract new events, boosting the local economy and increasing tourism in the region.

Its close proximity to arterial transport routes and the Bus Interchange will help ensure its accessibility.

In April 2018, it was confirmed the business case for the city’s new stadium will be fast-tracked. Read more at Newsline.

Currently the Council’s $253 million contribution towards the stadium is budgeted to be spent over three years, beginning in mid 2023.