North Harbour Stadium (NZ)

North Harbour Stadium (previously known as QBE Stadium) is a 25,000 capacity (19,000 seated) multi-purpose facility at the heart of the North Harbour region for the whole community to enjoy. The Stadium is the centrepiece of the 23 hectare North Shore Domain that also includes a large Oval field and four sporting fields dedicated to community use.

In early 1990, a handful of visionary people assembled to discuss the concept of a multi-purpose sports, recreation, cultural and entertainment facility for the North Harbour region. Located at Albany and opening in March 1997 the $41 million project became a reality, thanks to the support of the hundreds who contributed financially. The venue includes a main grandstand with seating for 12,000 and corporate facilities while a single tier of seating is located opposite and grass hills at both ends.

The venue has played host to All Black test matches and trial games, Kiwi Rugby League Internationals, All White World Cup qualifying matches, International Gridiron, Soccer’s Chatham Cup final, Super Rugby and NPC Rugby fixtures and the FIFA Under 17 World Football Championship. QBE became naming rights holder of North Harbour Stadium in January 2014 for an initial period of five years. The stadium name has now reverted back to North Harbour Stadium. Auckland Tuatara will play their ABL home games at the venue as of the 2019/20 season.

Location
Address
 
Capacity
25,000  
Seats
19,000 (76% of capacity)  
Record Crowd
 
Highest Crowd since 2003
Lights
Yes  
Arena Roof
No  
Video Screen
No  
Opened
1997
Former/Other Names
QBE Stadium  
Ticketing
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Sports Played
Rugby Union
Rugby League
Football
Baseball  
Home Teams
Auckland Blues (Super Rugby)
Auckland Tuatara (ABL)  
Historic Events
Rugby World Cup 2011
Last Event
Next Event
 
Accommodation
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