Performance boost for QBE Stadium

Publish Date : 28 Jul 2017
Performance boost for QBE Stadium
Albany Councillor John Watson at the recently upgraded QBE Stadium.

The upgrade of QBE Stadium’s outer oval has boosted the venue’s ability to host high-performance and community sports activity throughout the year.

Previously, the outer oval could support 630 hours of sports activity a year. The new facilities can support more than 2500 hours of training and high-performance activity.

Albany Ward Councillor Wayne Walker says the new facilities will be a major boost for rugby, AFL and soccer, and will free up time for community sport competitions.

“These upgrades are timely, given the growing demand for sports facilities on the North Shore,” he says.

Fellow Albany Ward Councillor John Watson says, “Sports fields are always in demand. The installation of hybrid turf means fields at the stadium will be more available for day and night-time use.”

The $2.5 million project includes earthworks, installation of the hybrid turf and LED floodlights and the development of a new groundskeepers’ compound.

The work is part of Regional Facilities Auckland’s Venue Development Strategy, which is intended to transform Auckland’s network of stadiums.

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