Stadium Debate: It Could Be Time To Build In Downtown Auckland

Publish Date
Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 10:51AM

A council leader has put up his hand to work on a multi-code downtown stadium after the idea won overwhelming public support yesterday.

Auckland Council's regional facilities boss Chris Brooks, who took charge of the city's troubled stadium strategy last year, said RFA is happy to begin the process of considering the feasibility for a new stadium, if asked.

A survey conducted by the NZ Herald  found that more than 10,000 votes were cast, with 83 per cent favouring a CBD stadium.

Prime Minister John Key said a waterfront stadium in Auckland was a good idea but doubted whether it will get off the ground.

The waterfront stadium would have required 2000 piles driven into the seabed through Captain Cook and Marsden wharves, laying the foundation for the stadium reaching across to half of the western edge of the Bledisloe container terminal.

No firm costs were ever put on the waterfront stadium. Government officials placed the cost at between $600 million and $700 million.