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Scale of MainPower Stadium showcased

Wednesday, December 9, 2020   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: sport, recreation

Waimakariri District Council media release: 8th December 2020

The sheer scale of MainPower Stadium has been showcased in construction images released this week as the $28M project gets closer to opening.

The scale of the Stadium is impressive when compared to the workers on the roof installing glazing.In the aerial photographs, workers can be seen installing glazing on the rooftop of the Stadium with the inclusion of people giving a true sense of the scale of the 6,000m2 building.  The full shape of the facility is now clear following the installation of the exterior steel canopy on the Coldstream Road frontage of the building.

Over recent weeks, the roofing and exterior cladding has been completed and the majority of the windows fitted. Inside, framing and internal walls are going up quickly with installation of special sound-damping wall linings and suspended ceiling in the main court area underway.

The facility was officially named MainPower Stadium, after MainPower signed a major sponsorship deal with the North Canterbury Sport & Recreation Trust who are responsible for operating the building once it opens. Locally owned, McAlpines Mitre 10 secured the naming rights for the indoor courts and fitness centre.

The Stadium will house four indoor courts and includes a central fitness facility, changing rooms, coaching and meeting spaces, and seating for up to 500 spectators. Its location on Coldstream Road in Rangiora places it next to other popular sporting facilities.

Construction of the facility is on schedule and due to be finished in approximately seven months. It’s expected that the doors will open to the public by the end of July 2021.