The Christchurch City Council has shown what their new stadium will look like.
At 232 metres long, 195 metres wide and 36 metres high at its tallest point, the arena will have a seating capacity of 30,000 for sporting events with a capacity rising up to 37,800 for concerts.
The arena will occupy much of the central Christchurch centre – bordered by Hereford, Barbadoes, Tuam and Madras Streets.
Currently, the Council is considering names but it is expected that they will allow the stadium to be called ‘Te Kaharoa’ – means ‘enduring strength’.
The City Council want to have the stadium no later than the 30th June 2025.