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Westpac CentreThe Westpac Centre is New Zealand's largest and most modern indoor stadium with 9100 capacity and opened September 1998. This impressive multi-purpose arena hosts concerts, exhibitions and a wide range of sporting events. Provision for international sport and traditional indoor arena events has been integrated into the design requirements.

Designed along the same lines as some of Europe's finest arenas, the Westpac Centre has over 7200 seats for centre court spectator events such as Davis Cup Tennis, Silver Fern Netball and Scenic Circle Rams Basketball.

In the concert configuration, which has on-floor general admission accommodation, the seating increases to over 8,888, all in New Zealand's first purpose built and largest indoor arena for sport and entertainment.

The $32 million Sports and Entertainment complex is located adjacent to Addington Raceway in Southwest Christchurch surrounded by 3000 carparks (cost $3 per vehicle) for entertainment events, and on some occasions no charge is made for carparking. The complex is only 10 minutes from the central business district.

Audience Systems Ltd, one of the largest manufacturers of telescopic and fixed seating in Europe, were faced with the challenge of providing the largest indoor public assembly building in New Zealand with a cost effective, versatile seating system which would combine practicality with aesthetic appeal, whilst ensuring optimum comfort.

In August 1998 over 7,000 seats were installed in the arena, combining state of the art Espace 618 chairs on telescopic units with fixed and upholstered seating on the upper level. The retractable seating units were approved to New Zealand Seismic codes endorsing the product's reputation for safety and strength.

For further information on Audience Systems Ltd please contact our web site on www.audiencesystems.com or call +44 (0)1373 865050.

seated event capacity
The fixed seating capacity is 8,888 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.

Westpac Centreflat floor events
With the telescopic seats fully retracted the clear span floor is just under 4,000 square metres. There are 14 utility floor ports providing power, water, compressed air and telephone connections. The exhibition capacity is 250 standard sized display booths.

corporate suites
The exclusive Pacific Suites boast state of the art decor where you can experience and enjoy world class entertainment, with five star service, luxury gourmet menu's, VIP service and more for an affordable price!

general information
Doors to the centre for concerts normally open approximately 1 1/2 hours prior to a performance, however this does vary every show. It is best to contact ticketek to confirm this.

If you have any questions in regards to you tickets for a concert or event please contact ticket (03) 3778899 directly who will be able to assist you.

There is a regular bus service that goes from near the Westpac Centre directly to the city centre, which takes about 15 minutes in travelling time.

Accomodation near The Westpac Centre is plentiful with clean, modern motels. Please contact the Christchurch Tourism Information Centre directly who will be able to help you.

Jack Hinton Drive, Addington, Christchurch

You can also use our contact form to request further information. Or you can contact:

Helen Glengarry
Projects & Events Manager



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