A bunch of interesting stats and facts. Great for students or just those interested in knowing more about our Stadium.

How many...

  • Number of seats: 34,500
  • Number of public seats (non-members, non-boxes): 31,000
  • Number of covered seats: 24,000
  • Number of corporate boxes: 64
  • Bowl site size: 48,000 sqm
  • Number of piles: 410
  • Roof size: 12,000 sqm
  • Height from arena to roof: 26 metres
  • Height of light tower: 55 metres
  • Length from end to end: 235 metres
  • Width west to east: 185 metres
  • Width of pitch (widest point): 135 metres
  • Length of pitch (widest point): 162 metres
  • Number of turnstiles: 43
  • Number of escalators: 2
  • Number of goods lifts: 2
  • Number of toilet pans: 383
  • Number of urinals: 275
  • Number of television sets: 270
  • Food and beverage outlets: 15
  • Mobile beverage outlets: 9
  • Northern replay screen: 84 sqm
  • Southern replay screen: 52 sqm
  • Length of the concourse: 650 metres
  • Width of the concourse: 14 metres
  • Length of walkway to rail station: 680 metres
  • Emergency Evacuation time: 8 minutes
  • Carparks on site: 850
  • Staff numbers on event days: 400-1000
  • Staff numbers on non-event days: 25-50
  • The goal posts are 15 metres high

Other Info

  • The four large Stadium lights are HQI-TS 2000 W/D/S lamps.
  • There are 70 lamps per tower (280 total), plus the rim lights which are set up in four sections with 28 per quarter (112 in total) giving a grand total of 392 lamps all up.

The Turf

  • Turf area 15,050m2
  • Grass species: Two varieties of perennial Ryegrass (Lolium Perenne)
  • USGA spec. sand profile (300mm depth)
  • The gradient of the turf is 300mm elevation from the centre to the outside edge
  • Target grass heights:
    • Rugby/Rugby League/Aussie Rules is 25-30mm
    • Football 18-22mm
    • Cricket is 10-12mm
  • Primary drainage system
  • There are 64 sprinkler heads
  • Eight quick coupler valves
  • The pitch is mowed daily
  • The field is watered every second day when required

PORTABLE WICKETS

  • Three clay wickets and one sand tray
  • In 2005 two wickets and the sand tray were built
  • One wicket was built in 2014
  • Soil is Patamahoe clay and grass is Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium Perenne)
  • Match day target soil moisture range 24-28%
  • Match day target soil bulk densities 1.30-1.50gms/cm3
  • Wicket and sand tray depth 200mm
  • Each wicket measures 25m x 3m
  • Cricket boundary sizes:
    • North 80m
    • East 58m
    • South 80m
    • West 62m
  • Wicket move duration is four hours

INITIAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE TURF IN 1999

  • 7,930 tonnes of sand went into making the pitch.
  • 2,800 tonnes of drainage gravel was used.
  • 900 kilograms of grass seed was used with three different type of grass seed - two perennial ryegrass and one creeping fescue.
  • 1200kg of fertiliser was used.
  • A centre wicket square was constructed consisting of five wickets. This was removed in 2005/6 in favour of portable wickets. 

ARTIFICIAL ROAD

  • Total area 1343m2
  • Construction time was 16 days
  • 3m wide
  • Approximately 450m long
  • FIFA II compliant

TURF RENEWAL: 5-20 DECEMBER 2016

  • Total time to complete was 16 days
  • 40 personnel
  • New turf established off-site at a turf farm in Auckland from 5 May 2016
  • 130mm in depth removed across the original surface
  • Material removed from original surface:
    • 2440 cubic meters
    • 3443 ton
  • Nine days to remove spoil and level the surface
  • Seven days to turf the Arena (total Arena area is 16,400m2)
  • 16 days to construct the artificial road 
  • Turf roll size: 13m x 1m = 13m2 approximately one ton each
  • Total truck loads of turf = 43
  • Turf rolls per truck = 28
  • Total turf rolls = 1204