The new high performance training centre at QBE Stadium will create vital training facilities and develop elite athletes.
This greatly anticipated and much-needed facility is set to transform QBE Stadium, making full use of the existing infrastructure and assets. As an important part of Regional Facilities Auckland’s Venue Development strategy, it will create lasting benefits for Auckland’s sporting community and their fans on the North Shore. Our new facility will be able to accommodate high performance training across a range of sports codes, combining professional, floodlit hybrid turf training fields with indoor high-performance training spaces of the highest standard. These will include a high performance gymnasium, indoor running track, sports science laboratory, medical rooms, and a variety of player facilities. To make the vision a reality, cornerstone stakeholders including various national and regional sports organisations have been involved in the project planning. The upgraded facilities will provide an administration base for each of these organisations.
Our cornerstone stakeholders include:
- AFL New Zealand
- Baseball New Zealand
- New Zealand Football
- North Harbour Rugby
- Northern Football Federation
- Massey University
Creating value and enjoyment for Aucklanders
With national and regional sporting organisations calling QBE home, we are looking forward to seeing the results of enhanced collaboration and synergy. As the development will cater for a variety of sporting codes, individual sports organisations will be able to enjoy economies of scale. They will have access to facilities they would not be able to design, build and maintain long term as individual organisations. Most importantly, the new facility creates exciting pathways for the development of elite youth athletes across disciplines. For their teams, access to world-class training facilities will enable a more consistent, and improved performance. Design work is underway, with construction due to begin in late 2018 and the full range of facilities scheduled for completion by late 2019.
“We look forward to designing and building an environment that will fast-track world-class training, developing New Zealand’s future star teams to create lasting benefits for our sporting community and fans.”
PAUL NISBET, DIRECTOR – VENUE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY