Christchurch Arena (NZ)

Christchurch Arena (formerly known as Horncastle Arena) is the major indoor arena in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, since its opening in September 1998. The multi-purpose arena hosts concerts, exhibitions and a wide range of sporting events including basketball and netball. The area has a seating capacity of 7,200 for sports events, or up to 8,888 for concerts.

The $32 million Sports and Entertainment complex is located adjacent to Addington Raceway in Southwest Christchurch, surrounded by 3000 carparks for entertainment events. The complex is located 10 minutes from the central business district.

The seating comprised of a mix of 17 rows of retractable telescopic seating (3,704) and 10 rows of riser mounted gallery seats (2,225). When extended the retractable seats can provide access from an elevated aisle to the arena floor which has capacity for 2,960 loose floor seats. The fixed seats are contoured full back and armrest theatre seats.

Horncastle was the most recent commercial naming-rights holder of the venue until that deal expired in 2020, with the name reverting to Christchurch Arena. Previous names have included WestpacTrust Centre, Westpac Arena and CBS Canterbury Arena.

Christchurch Arena (NZ) Details

Location
Address
55 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand  
Capacity
7,200  
Seats
7,200 (100% of capacity)
Highest Crowd since 2003
Lights
Yes  
Arena Roof
Yes  
Video Screen
Yes  
Opened
1998
Former/Other Names
WestpacTrust Centre
Westpac Arena
CBS Canterbury Arena
Horncastle Arena
Ticket Agent
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Sports Played
Basketball
Netball  
Home Teams
 
Historic Events
1999 World Netball Championships
Last Event
Next Event
 
Official Website
Directions
Accommodation
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STADIUMS

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NEW ZEALAND Wellington Auckland

SPORT

AUS FOOTBALL AFL AFLW P/S
RUGBY LEAGUE NRL Trials
FOOTBALL A-League W-League FFA Cup
BASKETBALL NBL WNBL
RUGBY UNION Super Rugby NRC
CRICKET Tests ODI's BBL Sheffield ODD
BASEBALL ABL
GOLF HORSE RACING MOTOR SPORT NETBALL TENNIS OTHER SPORTS
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