Forsyth Barr Stadium
Forsyth Barr Stadium
Address: Anzac Avenue, Logan Park, Dunedin, Ot
Telephone: 0800 24 64 64 / +64 3 479 2823
Pitch Type: Desso Grass Master
Year Ground Opened: 2011
The Forsyth Barr Stadium really is a one-of-a-kind stadium. It is one of many multi-purpose stadium’s in New Zealand, the Forsyth Barr Stadium is the World’s first fully enclosed grassed stadium and it was opened in 2011 by then-New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key to replace the Carisbrook Stadium.
The stadium’s roof was constructed with a clear ETFE roof which was supplied and installed by Vector Folitec who also supplied the same materials to help build the Allianz Arena in Munich and the Water Cube in Beijing.
The roof has an internal height of 37 metres with the external height measuring at 47 metres tall. The roof is covered with 20,500 square metre of ETFE Transparent Roofing Material and was designed to be built to face north to optimise the sun in a Southern Hemisphere Winter, however, it was constructed facing in a North-West direction. Rainwater is collected from the roof’s surface and recycled to irrigate the pitch.
The stadium’s North and South stands have permanent seating with both East and West being built with removable seating. The West Stand area is officially called Mitre 10 Megan Stand and is popular amongst Students.
Eureka Cafe and Bar – 116 Albany Street
U Bar – 650 Cumberland Street
The Crib – 114 Albany Street
Woof! – Corner Lower, Stuart Street
Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar – 10 Clarendon Street
Jury Room Bar – 65 Stuart Street
The Bog – 387 George Street
Emeron’s Brewery – 70 Anzac Avenue
The Baaa Sports Bar and Grill – 746 Great King Street
Zanzibar – 311 George Street
Brew Bar – 12 The Octagon
Eleven Bar and Club – 11 The Octagon
130 Anzac Avenue Car Park is next to the stadium and costs $1.50 per hour or you can purchase an all-day ticket for $5. There is free parking all around the marina but only in designated bays with parking on things such as grass verges and footpaths coming with a potential fine or risk your vehicle being towed away.
The closest train station is Dunedin Railway Station and is a 17-minute walk away. The walk from the railway station to the stadium is pretty simple, all you have to do is a take a right out of the railway station onto Anzac Avenue and remain on Anzac Avenue until you reach the stadium.
Mobility access points to the stadium are located at Speight’s Stand (South) via Gate J and the North Stand via Gate E. Throughout the stadium seating plan there are approximately 100 mobility spaces – each with a companion seat allocated. There are floor mounted dimples around the stadium which can be found near stairwells to alert people with sight issues as well as disable toilets being located in the North and South Stands.
Cable Court Motel – £59 per night
315 Euro Motel – £71 per night
Quest Dunedin – £80 per night
Dunedin Leisure Lodge – £90 per night
These options are the closest hotels to the Forsyth Barr Stadium with the prices being accurate at the time or writing.
At present the stadium is unable to host tours but will be looking in to setting up a tour as and when they can. This section will be updated should that change.
The stadium’s record attendance for football is 15,000 on 20th August 2011.